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COMBINATION THERAPY FOR DARK PIGMENT REMOVAL


September 23, 2019
Molly Muecke, NP

COMBINING REVEPEEL AND MICRONEEDLING

At SLK, we frequently hear complaints from our patients bothered by hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation, a sign of prolonged UV exposure and sun damage, consists of any darker brown pigment preventing an even skin tone. Hyperpigmentation can range anywhere from mild sun damage to melasma. To treat hyperpigmentation, we use a combination therapy including microneedling and chemical peels which work synergistically as a powerhouse duo in removing dark pigment and resulting in an even complexion and glow. So what is microneedling and chemical peels and how do they work?

before and after photos for pigment removal - after 1 microneedling session

Microneedling 

Microneedling is the act of causing small controlled injuries to the skin using very small, acupuncture grade needles. These small injuries to the skin not only build collagen but also break apart melanin mechanically. Melanin is the substance responsible for pigment in the skin. The more concentrated melanin in an area, the darker the area will appear. When melanin is disrupted by microneedling, it is more easily able to be removed through the natural skin turnover process. We recommend starting with a microneedling session to break up the melanin then coming in for a chemical peel to speed up the cell turnover process and help lighten the areas of hyperpigmentation.

Chemical Peels 

Chemical peels use ingredients that increase cell turnover causing shedding of dull, hyperpigmented skin. The bioactive ingredients work together to lighten, brighten and calm skin. The result after a chemical peel is fresh, less pigmented skin.

before and after one revepeel original

Combination Therapy

As previously mentioned, SLK believes that best results for an even complexion are obtained through combination therapy. Microneedling mechanically breaks up pigment in the skin. A chemical peel can then be performed after microneedling thereby accelerating and increasing the process of removing darker pigment. Combination therapy provides accelerated results to a glowing, even toned complexion. 

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