PIH or Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition that affects individuals of all skin types, but it is more prevalent and noticeable in people with dark skin. PIH occurs when excess melanin is produced in response to inflammation or injury, leading to dark spots or patches on the skin.
Acne, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions that can trigger inflammation are more common in people with dark skin, which can increase the risk of PIH. To prevent PIH, it is important to avoid picking or squeezing acne lesions and to use broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to protect against UV exposure.
Treatment options for PIH on dark skin include topical treatments such as retinoids, kojic acid, tranexamic acid and azelaic acid, as well as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser therapy. It is important to consult with a Medical aesthetician or dermatologist to determine the best treatment options for an individual's specific skin type and condition.
If you have dark skin and are experiencing PIH, it is important to seek treatment to prevent further darkening of the affected areas. Don't let PIH hold you back from feeling confident in your skin. With the right treatment, you can achieve a brighter, more even skin tone. Contact ML Aesthetic Medicine skincare specialist today to learn more about your treatment options for PIH on dark skin.
Schedule a consultation today, get a scan of your skin and meet up with a medical aesthetician to learn more about the appropriate treatment to even out your skin to and get rid of PIH for good !
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