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Chemical Peels: Is It A Good Treatment For HyperPigmentation

Chemical Peels: Is It A Good Treatment For HyperPigmentation,

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin problem in which some patches get darker than the rest of the skin. Sun spots, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation are likely the most common types of hyperpigmentation. 

All three can happen to people of any skin color or gender. While these may bother you at some point, there are different ways for you to treat them. At Maki Wellness and Medspa, our chemical peel treatment can help you ease this worry. 

Check out this post and see how our chemical peel treatment can change the course of your problem. 

All About Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a deep form of exfoliation that can break up dark spot-causing clusters of melanin. Chemical peels come in several different types and strengths. 

You can treat dark spots on the skin’s surface at home with weak peels. A professional can use stronger peels on more severe hyperpigmentation.

Can Chemical Peels Treat Melanin on The Skin?

Chemical peels are good for getting rid of all kinds of dark spots, acne, fine lines, sun damage, and scars. How dark spots fade depends on the type and concentration of peel used and how bad the dark spots are.

How Does Chemical Peel Work?

Hyperpigmentation, also called “dark spots,” is when parts of your skin are darker than the rest. It’s caused by too much melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its color, getting stuck together. The sun, inflammation, and changes in hormones are the three leading causes.

A chemical peel works by taking off the top layers of skin and letting healthy new skin grow in its place. Removing melanin from the skin can make dark spots look less noticeable when new skin forms, the color should be more even.

Types of Chemical Peel at Maki Wellness and Medspa 

At Maki Wellness and Medspa, we offer the two best treatments for the kind of chemical peel treatment you deserve. Here are those:

VI Peel

Vi Peels are skin treatments mainly used to improve the look of the face, chest, and hands. Experts made this peel to treat a wide range of skin problems, such as acne, scarring, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and hyperpigmentation. 

The VI Peel is a product made from sugar cane glycolic acid that a dermatologist made. It helps break down the top layer of skin. Stimulating collagen production as it exfoliates makes the skin’s color even and the facial contours tighter.

Vi Peel gets deep into the skin, breaks up the skin’s cell membranes, and makes new skin cells grow. Chemical peels with a medical-grade base are what VI Peels are. This treatment doesn’t hurt or hurt the skin in any way.

Sesderma Peel

Nanotechnology is used in the Sesderma Peel to move active ingredients in tiny liposomes with high penetrating power. The technology makes it possible to deliver treatments to the deepest layers of the skin by sending active ingredients in lipid bubbles. This has never been done before.

This method can increase the effectiveness and stability of active ingredients while decreasing their toxicity. This is because the capsules comprise the same things as cell membranes. 

This technology is used in almost all of Sesderma’s products. The Sesderma system has peels that range in strength from Light to Deep, depending on the patient’s skin type and needs. Our skincare experts will determine which peel strength is best for you during your consultation.

Does Chemical Peel Work For All Skin Types?

Most of the time, you can use superficial peels on any skin type. But if you have darker skin, you are more likely to notice that your skin gets darker after treatment. 

This is called hyperpigmentation after inflammation. If your skin is naturally darker, you might want to talk to your dermatologist about less complex ways to lower the risk of hyperpigmentation.

Chemical peeling also might not be a good idea if:

  • Have a history of scarring that doesn’t look right.
  • You should add more color to your scars.
  • Have a skin problem or take a drug that makes your skin more sensitive.
  • I can’t stay out of the sun during the time it takes to heal.


Your skin will probably be red and look irritated after a chemical peel. Deeper chemical peels may cause more redness and swelling. It is also customary to feel some burning or stinging that doesn’t go away. 

You can soothe the area with a protective cream like petroleum jelly; the symptoms should go away in one to two weeks. Most of the time, you can wear makeup the next day after a light peel and a week after a medium peel.

It could take a few months for the skin to go back to normal and show the full results of the peel. Recommendations like cleansing, moisturizing, and avoiding the sun will help the effects of the chemical peel last longer.

Chemical peels are a fast, safe, and cheap way to make your skin look younger. Chemical peeling works best when the patient’s reasons for getting the procedure and the peeling agent are a good fit. Your doctor can discuss the risks and benefits to determine the best way to treat you.

Risk and Effects

All chemical peels can lead to the following side effects:

  • Skin redness
  • Stinging
  • Irritation
  • Skin peeling
  • Sun sensitivity

Deeper peels are more likely to cause severe irritation and other problems, like:

  • Skin discoloration.
  • After an inflammation, the skin gets darker.
  • Infection by bacteria or fungi.
  • Redness on the skin that lasts weeks or months.

Can Chemical Peels Make Skin Darker?

Chemical peels can cause hyperpigmentation if they cause inflammation, making the body more melanin than it needs. Hyperpigmentation is less likely to get worse after a weak peel, mainly if you use sunscreen regularly after the peel to prevent dark spots caused by the sun. 

Because salicylic acid peels are anti-inflammatory, they are less likely to cause more dark spots than other peels.

Take The Next Step!

No matter your skin type or tone, all peels can make your skin red, irritated, and sensitive to the sun. But chemical peels are more likely to cause side effects in people with darker skin, so people with darker skin should not use peels as a treatment. 

In any other way, you can always seek professional help for the best results. Contact us today at (877) 344-7737 or email us at makiwellnesscenter@gmail.com for more details. You can also see our other services to help you with skin concerns. We hope to see you here in our clinic!


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