Hyperpigmentation in San Diego, CA
Hyperpigmentation occurs when patches of skin darken in color. With the help of dermatologist, Dr. Faryal Siddiqui, La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic is proud to offer treatments for hyperpigmentation to men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California.
What is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is very common and isn’t something our patients should be very concerned about. Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of patches of skin without any lesion being raised or causing unwanted sensations. Instead, hyperpigmentation may look like sunspots, freckles, or small areas of red skin or white skin. While hyperpigmentation does not pose any harm, patients often seek cosmetic treatment for their areas of pigmented skin.
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What Causes Hyperpigmentation?
Darkened areas of skin and hyperpigmentation can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Excess sun exposure or sun damage
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy
- Trauma to the skin like a burn injury
- Genetic factors
If you’re unsure what the root cause of your hyperpigmentation is, we encourage you to come in and see Dr. Siddiqui for your private consultation.
How Do I Know if I Have Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation can appear in a few different forms, including:
- Melasma: Also called “the mask of pregnancy,” melasma appears as small patches of brown or gray skin on the cheeks and nose.
- Similar in appearance to freckles, sunspots appear as brown patches of skin caused by excess sun exposure without protection like SPF.
- Post-inflammatory pigmentation. This darkening of the skin occurs following an injury like a burn or severe inflammation.
If you believe you have hyperpigmentation and are interested in seeking treatment, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Siddiqui and the expert medical team at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic. We’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve the beautiful, even skin you can be proud of.
How is Hyperpigmentation Treated?
Because everyone’s body is different, each hyperpigmentation treatment will be tailored to the patient. Treatment for your hyperpigmentation may include one or more of our Signature Pigmentation Services. During your private consultation, Dr. Siddiqui will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you treat your hyperpigmentation and achieve the beautiful, radiant skin you deserve.
How Much Do Hyperpigmentation Treatments Cost?
The cost of your hyperpigmentation treatments will vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic accepts coverage from most insurance plans. To get a more accurate estimate of your treatment cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation.
Clear your hyperpigmentation to reveal radiant, glowing skin. To learn more about hyperpigmentation treatments for men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California, contact us at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic today to schedule a consultation.