There is no one factor that makes a person’s skin look nice. Having attractive, healthy skin is a combination of multiple factors all working together. That being said, if just one of these factors is thrown off, a person’s appearance can go from being extremely attractive to being not so attractive. One factor that can drastically throw off a person’s appearance is hyperpigmentation. If you have this common condition, microdermabrasion can help you.
Hyperpigmentation is something that affects millions of people around the world. It’s a harmless condition in that it doesn’t affect your health. It simply causes patches of your skin to become a darker color than the surrounding skin. These patches get darker because there is an excessive amount of melanin in the area. Melanin is the pigment that produces skin color.
As the name implies, hyperpigmentation means that there is an excessive amount of pigment in certain areas. Hyperpigmentation can affect people of any skin color and race. The most well-known example of hyperpigmentation is sun spots. Sun spots develop after repeated sun damage. You will usually find this form of hyperpigmentation on a person’s face, hands, or any part of the body that has been exposed a lot to the sun.
Areas that are affected by hyperpigmentation usually get worse with sun exposure and can become very pronounced after overexposure. This can also happen after spending a lot of time tanning in suntan booths. Individuals who are battling with hyperpigmentation must wear sunscreen whenever they are outside. They need a broad spectrum sunscreen to provide adequate protection.
Unfortunately, just having one day of sun overexposure can undo months of treatment designed to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. This is why treatments like microdermabrasion have become so popular.
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses exfoliation to remove the external layers of dead skin. The goal is to reveal the healthier, younger skin underneath. The process encourages your skin to produce collagen and elastin. Both of these compounds work within your skin to improve its appearance.
You are a good candidate for microdermabrasion if you have uneven pigmentation. Microdermabrasion can also be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, and enlarged pores. During your consultation, we will help you decide if this treatment is the best course of action for you.
There are a lot of factors that make your skin healthy. It just takes one of those factors to be off to negatively impact the appearance of your skin. Take advantage of treatments like microdermabrasion that are designed to make your skin healthy and vibrant. The experts at Viva Wellness Medical Group are pleased to provide microdermabrasion among our many services to clients in the San Diego area. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more.