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Skin pigmentation, the presence of dark patches or spots on the skin, occurs when our skin produces too much melanin. Skin pigmentation, also called hyperpigmentation, can happen for many reasons. Hyperpigmentation can be the result of hormone fluctuations, acne, post-inflammatory, sun damage, and more. But whatever the reason for your hyperpigmentation, these dark areas on the skin can cause a lot of stress. Hyperpigmentation can make you feel less confident and less comfortable in your own skin.

However, if you’re suffering from skin pigmentation, know that there are several excellent treatments than can help reduce or eliminate hyperpigmentation. To help you get educated about your hyperpigmentation treatment options, in this post we’re taking a closer look at our top three skin treatments for hyperpigmentation.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a classic skin treatment for a reason: they work. When you get a chemical peel, an exfoliating chemical solution is applied to your skin. This solution works to remove the outer layer of skin by causing it to peel, removing the damaged outer layer of skin. When this outer layer of skin is removed, the body regenerates and makes fresh, new skin.

There are so many benefits of chemical peels, one of which is that they can reduce or eliminate hyperpigmentation. Then, they can also improve the texture of your skin, soften fine lines and wrinkles, purify acne skin conditions, and even stimulate collagen production (which helps your skin look younger, smoother, and more firm).

When people think of chemical peels, they may think they’re always extremely painful. While this is true of the overly harsh, old fashioned peels of years past, today there are many advanced modern peels that are minimally painful but can still work deeply. For example, at our office we use the VI Peel, a powerful and deep peel that provides dramatic results with virtually no pain, no skin preparation, and little downtime.

Learn more about the VI Peel.

Nano-Ray Laser Skin Resurfacing

Nano-Ray Laser skin resurfacing works to remove blemishes and discoloration with the use of a specialized type of light. When you get a Nano-Ray Laser treatment, light pulsates over the skin and your skin absorbs this specialized laser light energy. As a result, water within your skin tissue is vaporized instantly— and so are many skin issues. The Nano-Ray Laser is an excellent treatment for many types of skin discoloration, including hyperpigmentation, acne scars, sun spots, birthmarks, and stretch marks.

Learn more about Nano-Ray Laser Skin Resurfacing.


Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating treatment that is a great option for treating hyperpigmentation on the epidermis (the outer layer of skin). During a microdermabrasion treatment, a microdermabrasion wand is applied to the skin. This wand provides thorough, yet gentle, physical exfoliation that removes the damaged outer layer of skin.

Microdermabrasion is a less intense treatment when compared to chemical peels and laser treatments. However, it’s an ideal option for patients who primarily have skin pigmentation issues on their epidermis, since it’s a gentle and effective way to treat this issue.

Learn more about microdermabrasion.

Treat Skin Pigmentation

Everyone’s unique skin is different, so the treatment that may work best for you can vary depending on the cause of your hyperpigmentation and the severity of your hyperpigmentation. If you’re struggling with stubborn hyperpigmentation, contact the Z Center for Cosmetic Health to make a consultation appointment with Dr. Zadeh. At your appointment, Dr. Zadeh will examine your skin, learn more about your skin goals, and help create a personalized treatment plan for your hyperpigmentation issues.