Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation PIH

Condition: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a skin condition characterized by darkened areas that develop as a result of inflammation or injury to the skin. This hyperpigmentation occurs more frequently in individuals with darker skin tones. Common causes include acne, eczema, or any trauma to the skin. The dark spots are caused by an excess production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color. While PIH itself is not a medical concern, it can be a source of cosmetic distress. Treatment often involves addressing the underlying cause, along with the use of topical agents, chemical peels, or laser therapy to lighten the hyperpigmented areas. Sun protection is crucial to prevent further darkening of the affected skin.

What can help?

Our Treatments:

– Chemical peels

– Microdermabrasion

– Microneedling


Product Recommendations:

– Retinol

– Topical lightening agents (hydroquinone, azelaic acid, kojic acid)


– Vitamin C

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