What is Hyperpigmentation or Dark Spots?
Many men and women suffer from hyperpigmentation or dark spots, which is a common dermatological concern involving dark-colored patches that occur on the surface of the skin. These brown or red spots can show up anywhere on the body and tend to vary in shape and diameter. Discolored areas on the skin may also be caused by acne scarring or sunspots as well as eczema, melasma, and other conditions. Dr. Madeliene Elaine Gainers treats hyperpigmentation conditions on a regular basis at Madeliene Elaine. We offer treatments for hyperpigmentation to reduce the presence of this aesthetic concern and help refresh your overall complexion. We encourage you to contact our facility in Chevy Chase, MD for additional details!
Am I a Good Candidate For Hyperpigmentation Treatment?
Sometimes, an individual's body may naturally generate more skin pigmentation than is required. Pigmentation is created by melanin. When melanin is overproduced, it can cause certain conditions, like hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Hyperpigmentation occurs in certain conditions, including:
- Brown spots
- Age spots or liver spots
- Melasma or pregnancy mask
Additionally, certain health and environmental risk factors may also elevate a person's chance of darker pigmentation, such as specific medications, skin trauma or injury, or excess sun exposure/damage.
Treatment Options for Hyperpigmentation and Dark Spots
Dr. Gainers can treat hyperpigmentation with chemical or laser peels. Both of these options remove the damaged skin layers to rejuvenate the skin complexion and even out the skin tone. Chemical peels and laser peels are effective and allow for easy personalization. Dr. Gainers will assess the extent of your skin damage and develop a tailored treatment plan. A chemical peel uses a mixture of deeply exfoliating salicylic, glycolic, trichloroacetic, and lactic acids. A laser peel uses an ablative, non-ablative, or a combination of both to treat dark spots on your skin. We will provide detailed information about the procedures and aftercare.
"Dr. Madeliene Elaine provided me with first class care during my visit at her fabulous office. Her personalized approach and special attention to detail made me feel comfortable and secure. The atmosphere is spa-like and serene, the receptionist is polite, friendly, and warm yet discreet, and the medical assistant is well versed in the Spanish language, which eliminated the need to speak with an interpreter by phone. Dr. Madeliene Elaine allowed me to express my concerns without making me feel rushed, embarrassed, or silly. She created a tailored plan specifically for me, and began treatment immediately. This was no ordinary doctor’s visit. From the moment I walked in, I knew that this experience would be different; and she did not disappoint. It has been a week since I began my treatment, and I am already seeing positive results and receiving compliments. For anyone searching for a dermatologist to address skin concerns or in need of hair restoration services, Dr. M.E. is the place!"- E.J. / Healthgrades / Aug 10, 2021
"Dr. Madeliene Elaine is extremely thorough and caring with her patients. Definitely the best dermatologist in the Baltimore/DC area!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Aug 05, 2021
"I have never been to a doctor's office like Dr. Gainers. From the time I entered her office until I left I felt comfortable, relaxed and I knew I was going to be taken care of. She was able to diagnose my problem and gave me the upmost care. She is a top notch A+++ physician. She is knowledgeable, very professional and made me feel at ease. She did not put me on a time clock. I felt like she dedicated a lot of concern and time to me as if I was her only patient. She answered all my questions and concerns. Did I mention how unique her office is. This is a must see! Thank you Dr. Gainers for helping me reach my medical goal."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jul 30, 2021
"Dr. Gainers and the staff are top notch. Starting with the receptionist was so friendly. Dr. Gainers has such a gentle touch. She took the time to explain all of the options for treatment. I didn’t feel like just another number on their books."- J.P. / Google / Jul 28, 2021
"I had a wonderful appointment with Dr. Gainors. She was so pleasant, took so much time with me to explain a lot of options and information about hair lose and the difference in the different areas of lose. I am pleased with the route we are going to explore with my situation and so happy she took the time to consider other options with me so I could make an informed decision. Would highly recommend her and her staff for hair and cosmetic concern."- K.O. / Google / Jul 27, 2021
What causes hyperpigmentation?
Both women and men can experience hyperpigmentation, or dark spots, on the skin of any part of their body. Often this is caused by a number of factors, including:
- Acne scarring
- Age spots
- And more
Of all these, exposure to the sun is one of the major risks for developing hyperpigmentation.
How do you get rid of hyperpigmentation or dark spots?
Dr. Gainers at Madeliene Elaine provides a number of ways to reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation on your skin, including chemical peels and laser treatments.
Why does my hyperpigmentation seem to be getting worse?
Many people falsely think that hyperpigmentation is only linked to the summer and exposure to the sun. While the sun is a significant contributing factor to hyperpigmentation, dry weather, colder temperatures, and decreased humidity can affect your skin and worsen skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne, which can leave behind dark spots.
Manage Your Hyperpigmentation
At Madeliene Elaine in Chevy Chase, MD, Dr. Gainers will provide detailed information about your treatment options for dark spot or hyperpigmentation issues. Please schedule an appointment to learn more about your options. Hyperpigmentation or dark spots can make you feel embarrassed about your complexion, and you may find that you wear a lot of makeup to hide it. Don't let these issues prevent you from feeling happy with yourself. Dr. Gainers looks forward to developing a personalized treatment plan for you.