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Hypopigmentation (White Scar) Treatment – London

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Hypopigmentation Scar (White Scars)Treatment is offered to those that have scars or patches that are lighter than the rest of their skin.  This is NOT a treatment for Vitiligo which is a medical autoimmune condition and must be treated by a doctor.

What is Hypopigmentation?

Hypopigmentation refers to a condition where there is a reduced amount of melanin in the skin, leading to patches that are lighter in colour than the surrounding skin. Melanin is the pigment responsible for skin colour, hair, and eyes. When skin cells fail to produce sufficient melanin, areas of the skin become lighter, creating noticeable patches.

Possible Causes of Hypopigmentation

Various factors can attribute to hypopigmentation, with injuries to the skin being the most common cause. These injuries include burns, infections, blisters, acne, self harm and chemical exposure. Scars resulting from the healing process of these injuries may appear lighter than the surrounding skin.

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Other causes include skin disorders like tinea versicolor, psoriasis, and eczema. Certain skin treatments, including laser procedures (skin resurfacing, hair removal), dermabrasion, and chemical peels, may also lead to hypopigmentation scars.

Care and Treatment:

The approach to treating hypopigmentation depends on its cause

  1. Injuries and Skin Treatments: In many cases, hypopigmentation resulting from injuries or skin treatments may not require specific treatment. Melanin production usually resumes as the skin heals, and the condition may resolve within weeks or months. However, if the scar is now white, it will simply not resolve itself and melanin needs to be “Encouraged” to return using DermaEraze.
  2. Phototherapy: Laser-induced hypopigmentation, arising from treatments like laser hair removal or skin resurfacing, can be effectively treated with DermaEraze and phototherapy cobined. Phototherapy is part of your aftercare.
  3. Skin Conditions: For conditions like pityriasis alba, psoriasis, or eczema, hypopigmentation that have left long term scars, One treatment is often enough for considerable improvement.often resolves on its own without treatment.

Home Remedies

While no home remedies can reverse hypopigmentation, certain measures can help improve its appearance:

  • Cosmetics: Makeup, self-tanner, or skin dye can make hypopigmentation less visible.
  • Sunscreen: Protecting hypopigmented areas from the sun with a minimum SPF of 30 helps prevent further damage.

Our Hypopigmentation Treatment

Unlike other treatments, ours works to naturally stimulate the remaining melanin in the skin.  We know from years of experience that targeted needling successfully stimulate melanin to return.  We have performed thousands of cases to date and understand this an emotional issue.  

Our treatment is natural, and we do not inject substances into the skin.  This is important, as the current trend of tattooing pigment into hypo pigmented scars has proven that long term the results are never good.  We prefer to stimulate your natural melanin.  This way, the colour will always be perfect and you never have to worry about it turning a different shade in a few years.  

This treatment is suitable for all skin tones including African and Asian.

What Other Scars Does DermaEraze Treat?

At Home Aftercare

Following aftercare is crucial for the success of this treatment.   You will go home with a very specific after care regime suited to your specific needs.  This regime need to be followed to the letter.  What happens in clinic is a triggering of your skin’s natural ability to heal.  The after care is what will make the melanocytes in your skin produce the pigmentation.  You will be told what the aftercare regime will be at your consultation.

The consultation

This will be the most important aspect of the treatment.  We will inform you about what you can realistically expect from the treatment and the aftercare you will need.  We will then discuss the best time to do the treatment so that your commitments can allow you to properly carry out the aftercare.

You can book a consultation online by clicking here, under scar treatment on our system.  If you have any further questions you can call us on 01883 344273.

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