Looking to tackle hyperpigmentation? Our Cutera Secret PRO treatment could be the answer. Here at our Norwich aesthetics clinic, we help all our clients achieve their best skin – including those with uneven skin tone. Find out more about Cutera Secret PRO and how it could help you today.
What is hyperpigmentation?
Before we begin, let’s take a closer look at what hyperpigmentation is, and how it can affect your skin – and your confidence. Pigmentation is what gives our skin its unique colour, and it’s caused by a substance called melanin, which is created within our skin cells. If the melanin ‘clumps’ together in a certain area, that patch of skin can appear darker. However, hyperpigmentation can also cover large areas of the body or even the entire body.
What causes hyperpigmentation?
There are different triggers that cause this ‘clumping’ of melanin, but UV light from the sun is a common cause. This can cause a specific kind of hyperpigmentation – solar lentigines (also called age spots, liver spots and sunspots). Hormones can also be a trigger. Melasma (or pregnancy mask), another type of hyperpigmentation, can develop on the stomach and face. Finally, skin injury can create these patches. Acne is a common example.
How is hyperpigmentation treated?
We use Cutera Secret PRO to help treat the condition. Cutera Secret PRO combines a fractional CO2 laser with radio frequency (RF) microneedling. The technology ”[treats] progressively damaged skin by increasing collagen and hyaluronic acid production to reverse the signs of ageing.” CO2 lasers gently and precisely remove thin layers of skin, with little damage to surrounding tissues, while RF microneedling is a powerful form of microneedling that uses tiny needles to ‘stamp’ the skin, followed by RF waves to permeate these micro impressions and rejuvenate skin from the inside-out.
How is hyperpigmentation prevented?
Many strands of hyperpigmentation can be prevented with sun protection. Steps include:
– Avoiding the sun at its hottest (usually 10am-2pm)
– Wearing a sun hat and sunblock
– Using vitamin C-containing skincare products
– Staying in the shade
– Following all of the above, even during more mild or cloudy weather
Is hyperpigmentation dangerous?
No, but it can affect your confidence and self-esteem. It can also worsen with more sun exposure. That’s why we advise seeking treatment for hyperpigmentation, such as with our Cutera Secret PRO dual-action treatment, as soon as possible.
Book at our Norwich aesthetics clinic
Find out how we can help you with treatment for hyperpigmentation here in Norwich, using our groundbreaking Cutera Secret PRO RF microneedling and CO2 laser. Book a consultation with us today.