tips for treating hyperpigmentation and melasma

Can we take a minute to talk about something not so glamorous for a moment?  I’ve briefly mentioned it before, but dark spots after pregnancy are something I have been battling (and mostly losing) since having Knox.  I have tried multiple creams from over-the-counter to prescriptions with varying results (mild to moderate improvement).  It always gets better (or less visible) in the winter months and between pregnancies, but it is quick to resurface as soon as I am back in the sun or expecting again.  Now that I am no longer nursing, I decided it was time to find a solution to this pesky problem once and for all.

tips for treating hyperpigmentation and melasma

So I took my concerns to Advanced Dermatology with Dr. Sherry Ingraham where I completed a detailed customer profile and sat down to talk with aesthetician Marybeth about my skin care concerns.  After our chat, we mapped out a plan to get my skin back on track. Marybeth walked me through various treatment options that would help diminish discoloration and improve overall skin clarity.
tips for treating hyperpigmentation and melasma

tips for treating hyperpigmentation and melasma

Then, she sent me home with the SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2.  This unique anti-aging lipid correction cream contains the first 2:4:2 cholesterol-dominant ratio to help restore skin’s external barrier and support natural self-repair. It the perfect complement to restoring the skin after an in office treatment. It reduced all my redness and irritability and left my skin feeling smooth, refreshed and restored!

tips for treating hyperpigmentation and melasma

In addition to the Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2,  Marybeth suggested a few more products to take home to protect from future damage and to continue to treat my skin care concerns from home.

Morning routine:

Continue to wash my face and apply my daily serum & moisturizer

*Then apply SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 to protect against UV-and heat-induced stress and Phloretin CF to help improve the appearance of discoloration, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.

Evening Routine:

Continue to wash my face and apply my daily serum & moisturizers

*Then apply Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 to help restore my skin’s external barrier and support natural self-repair and Advanced Pigment Corrector to exfoliate my skin to help reduce the appearance of discoloration.

tips for treating hyperpigmentation and melasma

Any other mamas out there struggling with this issue?  I have heard it can be from hormones and sun exposure which I have both here in Houston.  Continue following along my skin care journey on snapchat (UN: houseofharper) where I will share more results from future derm visits and at home treatments and keep you posted on the progress.

Advanced Dermatology Sugar Land
Aesthetician: Marybeth Strayer
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway, Suite 200 (Across from St Luke’s Hospital)
Sugar Land, TX 77478

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