Suffering from Hyperpigmentation? IPL Photofacial Will Rejuvenate Your Skin


According to research, hyperpigmentation is one of the leading causes for individuals seeking help from dermatologists due to changes in their complexions.

But the condition is more likely to affect individuals of African, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, and Asian heritage.

What Are the Causes of Hyperpigmentation?

Unfortunately, there isn’t one cause of hyperpigmentation. It can be a skin condition or genetics, depending on the individual and their medical history.

Hyperpigmentation is caused by a number of things, such as:

  • Exposure to the sun
  • Friction when walking (when thighs rub together)
  • Skin damage (using harsh chemicals and products)
  • Bleaching (which can cause sensitivity)
  • Certain types of medicine
  • Hair removal creams
  • Hormonal changes
  • Genetics

Exposure to the Sun

We may not realize it but going out in the sun without sunscreen can be extremely harmful. Not only can it lead to skin cancer, the sun’s rays can damage your skin and cause hyperpigmentation.

sun exposure

Even if you’re driving, make sure you apply sunscreen. You may be inside the car but your face is stilled exposed to the sun.

Friction from Walking

Tight clothing can also lead to skin damage. When you’re walking, your thighs tend to rub together. If your clothing is too tight, hyperpigmentation is almost certain to happen.

Make sure to wear comfortable clothes, preferably made with cotton.

Skin Damage

If you already have sensitive skin, make sure not to use harsh products that have fragrance or alcohol in them.

They can lead to skin damage which can lead to hyperpigmentation.


Bleaching has become common for Middle Easterners and South Asians to get lighter, brighter skin. But this is actually dangerous. Not only does bleach burn your skin with long-term use, it can lead to sensitivity.

Once your skin becomes sensitive, it becomes vulnerable to UV exposure from sunglight and skin cancer.


Certain types of medicines can affect the production of insulin in the body which can lead to hyperpigmentation. If this is the reason, once you’ve completed your course, your skin will go back to its original tone.

You will need to consult your doctor about ways to deal with the problem.

Hair Removal Creams

Hair removal creams have harsh chemicals that can change the colour of your skin. Instead, opt for laser hair removal which is painless, and lasts for weeks.

Hormonal Changes and Genetics

Genetics and hormonal changes are one of the leading causes of hyperpigmentation. As mentioned previously, certain ethnic groups are more likely to suffer from the condition.

It can be difficult treating hyperpigmentation when there are thousands of remedies online. But the best way is to stay away from harsh chemical products.

One of the most effective treatments is the IPL Photofacial treatment.

What is IPL Photofacial?

The IPL Photofacial treatment involves using high-tech laser technology to skin conditions such as acne scarring, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, age spots, and more.

Since the process involves using high tech laser technology, patients don’t need to worry about going under the knife.

One of the perks of the IPL Photofacial treatment is that it has quick results and minimum side effects. Unlike invasive laser treatments, the patient won’t feel pain or have any side effects like swelling.

Using high wavelengths to treat sun damage and hyperpigmentation, the IPL Photofacial improves collagen production. What makes it an excellent treatment is that individuals don’t need to worry about the top layer of the skin peeling or becoming damaged.

But before you can see results, the treated areas will become darker in colour. This is normal and not something to be worried about. Afterwards, the spots will disappear, resulting in clear, even-toned, beautiful skin.

Hyperpigmentation doesn’t have to stop you from living your life. With the help of an expert, you can notice visible improvements in skin tone and color!

Treat the underlying causes of hyperpigmentation in an organic aesthetic spa environment by visiting us at Prestige Cosmetic Clinic and Organic Spa.

We are a professional medi spa in Calgary equipped with the latest technology and treatment plans to treat variety of skin conditions. Give us a call at +1 403 680 2198 for a professional consultation today!