How Can We Fade Acne Scars & Hyperpigmentation? | Shinagawa Blog

How Can We Fade Acne Scars & Hyperpigmentation?

If dark marks and acne scars got you down, don’t you worry. Hyperpigmentation is quite common and easily treatable.

3 Types of Hyperpigmentation:

1. Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)

  • Brown or black marks
  • Caused by overproduction of melanin

2. Post Inflammatory Erythema (PIE)

  • Red or purplish marks
  • Caused by dilated blood vessels or broken capillaries

3. Melasma

  • Large and spread out blotchy areas that are brown in color
  • Caused by overproduction of melanin

Here are some helpful tips to incorporate into your skincare routine for reducing hyperpigmentation:


Brightening ingredients can work in one of the following ways to help lighten the skin:

  • Decreasing melanocyte activity and thereby, hindering melanin production
  • Stopping the skin dyeing process by preventing the transfer of the melanin into the actual skin cells
  • Interfering with tyrosinase, which is the enzyme that helps to produce melanin


Our skin renews itself every 28-30 days by shedding out dead skin cells and replacing them with new ones

  • Exfoliating ingredients increase cell turnover and help the skin cells shed faster to remove unwanted hyperpigmented cells


Hydration is the key to everything!

  • When there’s a lack of water content, it can trigger the melanocytes to become overactive. The overactivity of melanocytes can lead to the overproduction of melanin, which eventually shows up as discoloration at the top of our skin


“SPF, SPF, SPF!” We can’t stress this enough!

  • Daily application of SPF helps shield the skin from UV light. This helps control melanin production at a cellular level and therefore prevents hyperpigmentation in the long-term

We can get rid of your acne scars and hyperpigmentation at Shinagawa Aesthetics with some of the finest skin rejuvenation treatments such as RevLite SI & Fractional C02 Laser.

Schedule a derma consultation with us first for us to know what’s best for your skin! Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 7-368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 for inquiries and appointments.

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