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When we have a pimple, we tend to squeeze and pick the life out of it, after that we are left with an ugly scar on the skin, a reminder of the acne that once rested on our skin and caused us much distress. The dark marks or spots left behind after a pimple heals are called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). It can be even more irritating and upsetting than the pimples themselves.

What Is Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation?

PIH is a discoloration of the skin that follows an inflammatory wound. It is the skin’s natural response to inflammation.

What Does Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation Look Like?

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation usually looks like a flat area of discoloration on the skin. It can appear on your skin in varying colors from white, pink, red, purple, brown, or black, depending on your skin tone and depth of the discoloration.

PIH can develop in all skin types, but it tends to be more severe and longer-lasting for people with medium to dark complexions. PIH affects both men and women equally.

What Causes Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation?

PIH develops when a wound or irritation, like a scrape, rash, or pimple, causes the skin to become inflamed. The root cause of PIH has increased melanin production. Melanin is the pigment that defines the color of a person’s skin and the increase in melanin is triggered by the way skin heals after inflammation or injury. Even after the wound has completely healed, this discoloration remains.

Most people with acne have some degree of PIH. Hyperpigmentation can appear even relatively minor pimples and papules, not just large pimples. The more inflamed the breakout on our skin, the larger and darker the PIH spot tends to be. Picking or popping a pimple increases the chance of developing PIH, simply because you’re increasing inflammation.

There are other causes of PIH, including sunburn, chemical peels, dermabrasion, and laser resurfacing.

Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation Treatment at
Beauty & Co Clinic

With so many medical clinics providing post inflammatory hyperpigmentation Treatment, and so many different treatment options available in Malaysia, how do you make the right choice? If you’re looking for cafe au lait treatments in Malaysia, then you can consider Beauty & Co Clinic. We only want the best for you. 

We provide services using hi-tech machines that are designed specifically for skin pigmentation issues such as cafe au lait. In any case, no matter if you have cafe au lait  or hyperpigmentation, or even other pigmentations like age posts and freckles, only with an accurate diagnosis by a verified dermatologist can the treatment be effective.

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The Beauty & Co Clinic Difference

B&Co Clinic provides a multi-treatment approach that serves as a one-stop center to solve all your skin and body problems. We focus on using the correct approach for your skin condition by using accurate diagnosis and suitable treatment suggestions by a verified dermatologist. Don’t worry, you are safe with us!

Our state-of-the-art equipment with the latest technologies are FDA Certified and our LCP Certified doctor will make sure that all treatments are administered according to guide-lined protocols while achieving the best possible result for you.

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