Treating hyper pigmentation with laser therapy

Posted on 22 Mar, 2011

Many cosmetic procedures have been introduced in recent years, promising us attractive and perfect bodies. In the past, these techniques were only available only for lighter skin tones but now they are also available for darker skin tones.


This phenomenon turns the skin abnormally dark. As the damaged area heals, it produces more melanin which results in darkening of the skin. Discolouration of the skin is caused by sun exposure, medications, hormonal changes or eczema.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)

Post hyperpigmentation occurs after an injury has healed. The causes are pimples, cysts and nodules. It is most common amongst people with a darker complexion.

Treating hyperpigmentation

It would normally take about 6 to 12 months for your skin to return to its normal colour but laser treatment can speed up this process. The laser beam precisely targets the troubled skin area, removes the top layer of the skin and allows new, undamaged skin to grow.

Treating post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is not scarring so it will fade away with time. It can take about 24 months for PIH to fade.

Fear of surgery stops people from changing their appearance for the better. However, laser treatment can really make a difference.