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Hyperpigmentation Treatments San Diego

While the sun is vital for every living being, too much exposure can lead to certain skin conditions, such as skin cancer, sunburn, sun allergy, and hyperpigmentation – the most common of all. That being said, it’s important to give your skin the right protection it needs.

Waxing and Skincare by Celeste is one of the most reputable spas in San Diego, California. We help you address some of the toughest skin concerns, including hyperpigmentation. This troublesome skin condition is not only unpleasant to look at but also hard to get rid of. Thankfully, with the help of our certified estheticians and the advanced products and strategies we use, we are able to come out with an effective hyperpigmentation treatment. This solution has little to no downtime, gentle on the skin, and even work on melasma, no matter how long it’s been on the skin. 

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HYPERPIGMENTATION AND MELASMA?

Hyperpigmentation and melasma – these two things are often thought of as the same thing. Basically, both are visible patches, which can be brown to gray-brown in color. These discolorations are usually seen on the face, such as in the bridge of the nose, cheeks, chin, forehead, and lip area. It can also appear on other body parts that are exposed to the sun, such as the neck, arms, and legs.

Hyperpigmentation can be any darkening on the skin caused by various factors, such as too much exposure from the sun, other skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema, and freckles.

Melasma, on the other hand, is a type of hyperpigmentation, which can be triggered by hormones or UV exposure. This makes it harder to be treated compared to hyperpigmentation. Its appearance also distinguishes it from other discoloration problem; melasma appears to be symmetric patches that normally appear on the face.

Although everyone experience hyperpigmentation, this condition is more common in girls, specifically in pregnant women, thus it’s also referred as “mask of pregnancy”. The child-bearing mom’s hormone plays an important role in developing hyperpigmentation. It is not painful or itchy; however, it leaves noticeable, unpleasant dark marks.

 

WHAT CAUSES HYPERPIGMENTATION AND MELASMA?

Too much exposure to the sun, especially without wearing any sunscreen or protection, is the number one cause of hyperpigmentation. This is because of the Ultraviolet rays (UV rays) that trigger melanin-producing cells known as melanocytes.

Other factors that affect the skin’s pigmentation are hormone therapy, birth control pills, pregnancy, stress, and thyroid condition. Light-skinned people suffering from hyperpigmentation may be caused by hormones or overexposure to the sun. Dark-skinned individuals, on the other hand, may acquire it during pregnancy, injury or inflammation of the skin, or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

If you think that you’re experiencing discolorations, it’s best to consult a skin care specialist first before taking over-the-counter (OTC) medications or treatments. Our estheticians will find out how severe the problem is and the culprit behind uneven skin color. Book an appointment now over the phone or through our website and experience a brand new skin that is worth having!

 

CAN WEARING A SUNSCREEN PREVENT HYPERPIGMENTATION?

Although sunscreen is an important part of a skincare routine and can impede the condition from getting worse, it can’t treat melasma at all. What it needs is an immediate attention from a skin expert, the right skincare treatment, and professional-grade skincare essentials to obtain an effective, long-term prevention. These are recommended to combat discoloration while slowly eliminating already existing patches.

Meanwhile, melasma is another thing. Skin products and sunscreen cannot resolve it alone. However, this doesn’t mean that you can never get rid of it for good. Our skin treatment at Waxing and Skincare by Celeste are tested and proven to be effective when it comes to minimizing frequent flare-ups and keeping the condition away for good.

 

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS FOR MELASMA?

It’s easy to spot a melasma, no matter how light or dark your skin is. Compared to the normal skin color, the patches are darker. These painless, brown patches may appear on your face and other parts of the body and may be resolved through hyperpigmentation treatment.

 

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU GET RID OF HYPERPIGMENTATION AND MELASMA?

At Waxing and Skincare by Celeste, our priority is you! We want to give you the best facial experience you can ever have regardless of your skin condition. When you have a melasma or hyperpigmentation, we let our certified estheticians handle the hyperpigmentation treatment.

We use safe and effective lightening creams to decrease pigmentation. Some of the common ingredients found in it include Vitamin B-3 (niacinamide), licorice extract, hydroquinone, and N-acetylglucosamine.

We also offer chemical peels and face acids to exfoliate the top surface of the skin. During exfoliation, a new, smoother skin is revealed. The peel also includes cleansing, which is an essential part in every treatment, and extraction to purge clogged pores by removing blackheads, whiteheads, and other debris. Although there are renewal creams and laser treatments available, skin peels remain to be one of the most effective ways to treat these discoloration conditions.

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What Our Clients Say

Mimi A.

Definitely not going anywhere else. This place is the best. From the service itself to the front desk being so friendly and giving you a warm welcoming when you walk in the door. And the esthetician herself is great. She makes you feel comfortable and is super professional at the same time. I recommend Marcela she is great ❤.”

Jordan A.

This place is amazing! I got my first Brazilian wax ever done by Kristine who was so nice and talked me through everything. And then just recently had my second wax by Marcela and she was incredibly sweet. Both were very detailed and took their time to make sure everything was perfect. I will definitely be returning here for future waxes.

Maythe M.

I went there for the first time to get my second Brazilian ever and I loved it! Their staff is very friendly and they definitely know what they’re doing. I can confirm they use good quality products as my skin felt smooth and perfect afterward. I’ll be a regular and would totally recommend!

Hector C.

Hands down one of the best skincare and waxing spas. I was able to make my appointment within an hour of my call and the staff was professional and polite. My esthetician, Marcela, was awesome. She made sure I was comfortable and she was very particular. You can tell she is a perfectionist and loves her job

Brittney B.

Celeste is so sweet. I had only gotten waxed a couple of times before meeting her and was always uncomfortable with it. Once I started going here so made me feel at ease and I go every 4-5 weeks now (that’s huge for me!). Her location is super cute and in a convenient location. She is quick and gets the job done in less than 30 minutes. Highly recommend going there for any facials or waxing needs.

Adela T.

My first time going in for a Brazilian! I was very nervous and worried about how much it was going to hurt! The staff was extremely helpful and Celeste made the process go as smoothly as possible. Very knowledgeable and kept my mind off the waxing 🙂 Of course it hurt, but was tolerable. I will definitely be going in again to see Celeste. I definitely recommend checking them out.

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