Hyperpigmentation: Understanding it & reducing its appearance

Does your skin appear darker in some places than in others? You could well have hyperpigmentation – a skin condition whereby hormones, sunlight, acne or trauma causes the skin to produce too many cells. Hyperpigmentation can also be genetic.

The Science Behind Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation does not just happen. It is a 3-step process that occurs over many years.

  1. The Trigger

When the skin is injured by one of the triggers above (most commonly UV exposure), it sends a signal to the melanocyte-stimulating hormone, letting it know that the skin needs backup from  Tyrosine, a protective enzyme.

  1. Melanin Production

Once Tyrosine is activated, it signals the melanocyte cells to start producing melanin, and to build them into melanosomes (pigment granules).

  1. Melanosome Distribution

Once the melanosomes are activated, they are distributed upward to the outer layers of skin, where they partner with neighboring cells. It can take up to 30 years before the melanocytes reach the skin surface and become visible.

Most people start noticing pigmentation when they reach middle-age or menopause.  While the condition is harmless, for some, it is a dead giveaway that ageing has you in its icy grips. Thank goodness there are ways in which hyperpigmentation can be treated.

Bradford Skin Clinic Can Help With Combating Hyperpigmentation

Here at Bradford Skin Clinic, we offer a variety of medical procedures and skin care products that can help to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Results vary by severity or damage, the amount of treatments required for optimal reduction of hyperpigmentation.

Tyrosine-Inhibitor as an Effective Hyperpigmentation Treatment

A high quality Tyrosine Inhibitor is a key ingredient in medical grade products, as it helps prevent future damage. By preventing the enzyme from being stimulated, the melanocytes will not be signaled to produce pigment.

The therapists at Bradford Skin Clinic believe that prevention is always better than cure, which is why we encourage all our clients to make sunblock an essential part of their skin care routine. Apply sunblock daily, and if you’re spending the day outside, reapply every two hours.

Not sure which product to use? Ask your therapist, as Bradford Skin Clinic carries only pharmaceutical grade products with the most beneficial ingredients.

Recent studies showed how inflammation and dehydration injures the skin and speeds up the aging process, and can therefore worsen hyperpigmentation. As part of our holistic treatment procedure, we also offer a range of medical grade chemical peels to help target various skin conditions. Our hyperpigmentation treatment peels include lightening acids with hydrating properties to produce optimal results without any harm or downtime.

Let your journey to healthy-looking skin start with Bradford Skin Clinic. We have the experience and the tools needed to bring you the best results. Call or visit the clinic today to book your treatment sessions. Bradford Skin Clinic; The Home For Beautiful Skin.

We offer you a FREE consultation that provides details and advice on our services and the different options you can explore and cover.

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Billie Delaney
Billie Delaney
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Ladies are wonderful. Nurse Alex is great. Very good, explains what she is doing and what to expect. If you have any skin issues, contact...
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Hadas Menashe
Hadas Menashe
2020-09-18
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I started going to Bradford Skin Clinic because of Alex my injecting nurse. She started there recently (but has many years of experience). It’s a beautiful and clean place with professional service. If it’s Botox or filler for my lips, Alex was always gentle and patient. I love that she is 💯% honest with me and will always stop me from making bad decisions in regards to my face! LoL!
Elisabeth Isakov
Elisabeth Isakov
2020-09-17
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I started seeing Alex and I am amazed at the results I have seen already. The services and products Alex has recommended for me have changed my skin so much in the past few months. I am so thankful to have found such a knowledgeable professional!
Ilona Petrenko
Ilona Petrenko
2020-09-17
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I have been getting my Botox injection with Alex for the last two years, I initially met her in her Vaughan clinic and yesterday had the pleasure of visiting her location in Bradford, the place is so lovely clean modern and professional and the staff there is amazing :)
Kristine Viegas
Kristine Viegas
2020-04-26
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Friendly staff and amazing customer service. Ordered my at home facial, delivered to my house so quickly with great results.
Natalie Hartley
Natalie Hartley
2020-03-15
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Just had my very first ever micro-needling experience and in 24 hours utterly FANTASTIC results which will get even better over the next few weeks. Love that Jess talked me through the entire experience prior, loved that she focused in on the need areas and was diligent about her technique and maximizing the needles depth and range where appropriate. A day later my skin is smoother, pores already diminishing, fine line disappearing. I loved this treatment and highly recommend!
Christopher Stark
Christopher Stark
2020-01-07
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This is an amazing clinic! From their social media presence to their informative website. This is the exact kind of business we offer great prices & coverage's too because they are so professional.
Cathy Hamilton
Cathy Hamilton
2019-01-30
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Awesome staff! And my skin is so much better after just a couple sessions!
Margaret Joyce Crognale
Margaret Joyce Crognale
2018-12-07
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I got my first ever peel 3 weeks ago and started using a cleanser and moisturizer that Mia recommended to me. Within a couple of days I noticed a big difference in the way my skin looked and felt. I also HAD a lot of facial veins that I was very embarrassed by. Mia suggested a photo rejuvenation for broken capillaries and we scheduled it for the following week. I went in with a feeling like oh well let see what this can do as I had been living with this for so long I wasn’t sure anything would help. 20 minutes later about 80% was gone and within about 3 days another 10% was gone with 1 treatment! That was a week ago yesterday. I went to the open house yesterday with no make up on so I could show Mia, Ashley and Jessica what they did for me. I am so thankful and grateful. I will definitely be back soon for another treatment and continued maintenance. The clinic is beautifully decorated and spotless clean. The owner and staff are amazing women and so welcoming. I highly recommend Bradford Skin Clinic.
Sheri McGrath
Sheri McGrath
2018-11-26
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Very knowledgeable with many years experience.
Allana Cosby
Allana Cosby
2018-11-18
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Great service and products!