Everything You Need to Know about Hyperpigmentation


If you’re struggling with hyperpigmentation you’re not alone! A majority of patients who come into Images Med Spa in Mokena are looking to treat their hyperpigmentation and have done all the research to remove it. When treating hyperpigmentation it’s important to see a professional like one of our skin experts at Images Med Spa in Mokena. The reason you can’t treat it on your own is that hyperpigmentation can be the result of multiple reasons. It requires serious attention when trying to pick the best treatment plan. Book an appointment today! 



What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is often referred to as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). This can happen due to the overproduction of melanin in the skin by melanocytes. It is often triggered by hormonal changes, sun exposure, acne, or harmful products (containing chemicals). The skin might first experience swelling and if not treated quickly enough by a skin professional it will turn into a dark spot. Dark skin tones are more prone to experience hyperpigmentation. The reason is that there are more melanocytes in the skin. The pigment-making cells in the skin increase the production which will result in more small and large darkened skin spots. 

Sun Protection

The biggest culprit to dark spots is from unprotected sun exposure. This can cause any of those spots to become darker and the complexion will appear less even. When hyperpigmentation is an issue it’s important to make sure you’re wearing SPF on a daily basis. Protection against a sunburn will prevent the body from becoming inflamed. If you’re trying to protect your skin from outdoor damage and prevent early signs of aging then SPF is crucial. Sunscreen is not just worn for a day at the beach. When picking out an SPF it’s important that it says 30+ and anything less will not give you the type of protection that your skin needs. Many people who let their skin bake in the sun are regretting it later because of the early signs of age and dark spots. One of our go-to SPF’s at Images Med Spa in Mokena is “Glo Skin Beauty Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+”. This one is a fan favorite and we could not live without it. The tint comes in three different shades: light, medium, and dark. The product is lightweight and oil-free. It is the perfect base to give you a smoother and even complexion with makeup or without!


Medical-Grade Products

The top three MUSTs in a skincare routine when it comes to lessening hyperpigmentation is brightening, smoothing, and exfoliating. When it comes to brightening dark spots on the skin Vitamin C is a great option it contains all those wonderful antioxidants that will soften the skin and give you the glow. This product will lessen the darker spots while fighting environmental damage. The multi-vitamin C complex and hyaluronic acid will nourish the skin and keep it hydrated all day. One of the best and award-winning vitamin c is “Image Vital-C Anti Aging Serum”. If you’re tired of dull skin this has to be part of your skin regimen. The “Renewal Calming Cream by Epionce” protects the skin barrier which is important from keeping it inflamed which leads to hyperpigmentation. This is the perfect formula for sensitive skin containing cholesterol and ceramides. In most standard moisturizers there are ingredients that irritate the skin and this won’t! When it comes to calming down hyperpigmentation this is the ultimate product. Pure ingredients are important to tone down dark spots. “Neo Cleanse Exfoliating Skin Cleanser” does not contain any harsh sulfates, dyes, or fragrances! Some cleansers tend to be overly drying to the skin and this one is infused with moisture-attracting Glycerin. After using it your skin will be fresh and glowy! All of these products are some of our favorites at Images Med Spa in Mokena and definitely an option when looking to lessen any hyperpigmentation. 


IPL Photofacial

Are you looking to turn back the hands of time and erase those freckles and dark spots on the face and body? Well, you’re not alone because many of us have experienced a time in our life where we were overly exposed to sunshine without the right protection. Years of this can cause hyperpigmentation and for some, this is an insecurity. These dark patches can be flat or also raised but they often cause an uneven complexion. We have good news because although the sun may have left its mark this can be reversed. One of our top treatments for sun damage is the IPL Photofacial. The intense pulsing from the light can remove wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, freckles, rosacea, large pores, spider veins, acne, and poor skin texture. The light will zap the bacteria in the skin and this removes unwanted concerns on the skin. As a result weeks following firmer, glowing, and a more even complexion will appear. 

Chemical Peel 

Chemical peels work like magic and they can bring greater results than just the focus of hyperpigmentation. This is the ultimate skin resurfacing treatment because the chemical in our medical peel reveals a new layer of skin. How it works is the chemical solutions remove the top layer of skin and a new one grows back. This might sound scary but it’s not because the revealing skin completely transformed from dead skin cells or other skin concerns. This treatment is a great option for anyone with acne scars, acne, hyperpigmentation, and discoloration. This treatment can be done in the last hour and results can show up within 1-2 weeks! 


It is no better of time to get on top of your hyperpigmentation especially since we are out of the summer months. Focusing in on sun damage now will repair the skin and give it that glow you’ve always wanted. Book an appointment today and finally get the skin you dream of 💖

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Mokena, IL 60448