Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation is a common skin concern arising from inflammation or trauma to the skin. Discoloured patches on the skin can be frustrating for sufferers and hyperpigmentation can often be stubborn to treat. However, IPL for Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation has arisen as an effective treatment for managing and reducing symptoms, so you can achieve glowing skin.
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What Is Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a skin condition characterised by darkened patches of pigmentation on the skin. PIH occurs secondary to other skin conditions, or results from damage, inflammation or trauma to the skin. Common causes include acne, eczema, psoriasis, bites, cuts and scratches. You can find out more about PIH on the blog. For now, let’s find out how IPL for Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation works.
What Is SkinBase IPL
SkinBase IPL is a light based therapy that uses specific wavelengths of light to successfully treat skin concerns, such as pigmentation. The wavelengths of light used during an IPL treatment targets specific structures within the skin, stimulating its natural healing process. Most areas on the body can be treated with IPL, which is beneficial as PIH can occur anywhere on the body too.
IPL for Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
When IPL for Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation is used, the structure targeted within the skin is excess melanin. Cut off filters are used to filter out unwanted wavelengths of light, for a targeted approach to treatment. The filtered light that does pass through the skin is then readily absorbed by the excess melanin causing discolouration. As the light energy is absorbed, the body converts it into heat energy, triggering a natural healing process within the skin. The healing process prepares the body to rid the skin of pigmentation. When IPL for Post Inflammatory Pigmentation is used, the dark patches will often darken even further. As the melanin is broken down into smaller pieces, the pigmentation will gradually migrate to the surface of the skin, where it will crust and slough off the skin. Then, the appearance of PIH will be lightened over time.
Benefits of IPL for Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
There are a range of benefits of IPL for Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation:
(1) Targeted Pigmentation Treatment
IPL is highly effective at targeting pigmented cells in the skin as it specifically focuses on areas with excess melanin. Therefore, allowing a precise treatment of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation without affecting the surrounding skin.
(2) Collagen Stimulation
IPL for Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation also stimulates collagen production within the skin. Post treatment, collagen floods to the treatment area, improving skin texture, plumping the skin, reducing fine lines and enhancing overall quality. This is beneficial as PIH is often caused by an underlying cause that may affect the texture of the skin, such as acne or a trauma.
(3) No Downtime
IPL for PIH is non-surgical and non-ablative, so the surface of the skin is not affected by treatment. Therefore, no downtime is required, allowing individuals to resume their daily activities immediately post-treatment.
(4) Versatile Treatment
SkinBase IPL can be performed on most areas of the body, not just the face, so you can treat your PIH wherever it may appear, and feel confident in your skin.
Find Your Nearest Therapist
If you want to have a course of IPL for Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation, find your nearest SkinBase therapist to get started.