Can Chemical Peels Help Treat Hyperpigmentation?

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Many people struggle with hyperpigmentation in a variety of forms, from mild areas of discoloration to more noticeable blotches of darkness on the face and neck, which can leave a person feeling self-conscious and frustrated about their complexion. While makeup can often help to conceal areas of hyperpigmentation temporarily, you may be interested in a more effective and longer-lasting solution that actually improves the issue rather than just covering it up. At Clear Lake Dermatology, our League City and Webster, TX aesthetic dermatology teams provide an array of treatment options to help you achieve a clearer, more radiant complexion you can feel proud of. For hyperpigmentation specifically, chemical peel treatments are a popular choice. Here, we’ll take a closer look at how a chemical peel works to even out discoloration on the skin.

Why do I have dark blotches on my skin?

Dark blotches on the face, neck, and elsewhere are among the many different forms of hyperpigmentation or discoloration that can develop as a result of various factors, including:

  • Sun exposure (or damage)
  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Hormone changes
  • Pregnancy

Additional types of hyperpigmentation include melasma, age spots, redness, and others.

What treatment helps with hyperpigmentation?

There are several available treatment options that can help to minimize the appearance of skin discoloration and restore a more even, bright, and radiant complexion. At Clear Lake Dermatology, our knowledgeable skin care specialists will closely evaluate the nature and severity of your concerns, assess your overall skin type, and recommend a hyperpigmentation treatment option that is best suited for you. For many men and women, chemical peel treatments are an appropriate and effective solution for evening out the skin.

How does a chemical peel help with dark patches?

Chemical peels involve the application of a specialized chemical solution to the skin’s surface, which works to remove one or more layers of skin — depending on the depth of the treatment — to remove irregularities in those layers and trigger the body’s healing and regenerative processes, ultimately revealing a new, healthy layer of skin. For hyperpigmentation, a chemical peel can help patients slough away the overly pigmented and discolored skin cells for a more even and vibrant tone.

Which type of chemical peel should I get for hyperpigmentation?

Following a thorough skin assessment and consultation, our providers will recommend a customized chemical peel treatment plan for you. Some of the most popular chemical peels we offer at our convenient League City and Webster, TX offices include the SkinCeuticals Micropeel and Melange Peels. We will also help you select the appropriate strength of your chemical peel, ranging from a light peel for minor, surface-level concerns to a deep chemical peel for more advanced and prominent skin irregularities. After your chemical peel treatment, you can expect some amount of healing time — which will vary, again, based on the strength of your peel — followed by noticeable improvements in your skin that can last for weeks, months, or even years.

Say goodbye to dark spots and hello to a bright, radiant complexion with a customized chemical peel in the Greater Houston area

Are you frustrated or embarrassed by your uneven, patchy skin? Don’t spend another day trying to conceal your dark spots with makeup. Take the first step toward beautiful skin you can show off proudly by calling Clear Lake Dermatology to schedule your professional chemical peel at either of our League City or Webster, TX dermatology practices today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.