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Goldman Vein Institute

Darkening of The Skin, Wellington

Are you looking for treatments for the darkening of your skin in Wellington? Goldman Vein Institute offers a variety of treatments that can take care of the hyperpigmentation. Here are a few facts as well as commonly asked questions about hyperpigmentation:

  • What Causes Hyperpigmentation – Darkening of the skin?
  • Hyperpigmentation can be caused by acne, scarring, and varicose veins that have been left untreated. The darkening of the skin occurs when weakened veins allow excess blood to leak into the surrounding tissue, leading to necrosis and inflammation.

  • Hyperpigmentation Treatments
  • Two effective treatments include the following:

  1. Endovenous Laser Thermal Ablation:
  2. Using gentle laser light, endovenous laser thermal ablation seals affected veins and restores healthy blood flow. This minimally invasive procedure is FDA-approved, requires no sedation, leads to no downtime, and is performed in the comfort of our state-of-the-art facilities.

  3. Sclerotherapy:
  4. This safe, effective procedure uses an FDA-approved sclerosant to close varicose veins. After the treatment, your body will naturally absorb the treated vein.

  • Hyperpigmentation Symptoms
  • Symptoms of hyperpigmentation include age spots and darkened patches on the skin. Hyperpigmentation can also lead to additional symptoms such as eczema, restlessness, nocturnal leg cramps, numbness, tingling, painful ulcers, swelling, and even bleeding from the legs.

  • Types of Hyperpigmentation
  • Some of the types of hyperpigmentation include freckles, sun spots, age spots, scars from acne, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.


  • What Is Hyperpigmentation of The Skin?
  • Hyperpigmentation is usually harmless, and it is relatively common. It refers to patches of skin that become darker than the color of the surrounding skin. Hyperpigmentation takes place when an excess of melanin forms deposits in the skin.

  • How to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation in The Face?
  • The latest varicose vein treatments such as endovenous laser thermal ablation and sclerotherapy are two ways to treat hyperpigmentation. Both treatments are FDA-approved and get to the root of the problem, namely varicose veins.

  • Is Hyperpigmentation Permanent?
  • Sometimes post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (from acne, for example) may fade on its own. If it doesn’t fade after a few months, then treatment should be sought.

  • How to Lighten Hyperpigmentation?
  • Hyperpigmentation can be lightened through minimally invasive procedures such as sclerotherapy and endovenous laser thermal ablation. While there are a number of remedies and products on the market that claim to be able to lighten hyperpigmentation, it is best to speak to a certified professional for safe, sustainable results.

  • Why Does Acne Leave Hyperpigmentation?
  • Hyperpigmentation from acne is also known as “pseudo scarring”. Even though the skin follicle is not damaged, it still leaves a mark on the skin. When tissue is damaged or if areas of the skin are pitted, then this can leave to hyperpigmentation long after the acne has disappeared.

  • How to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation from Acne?
  • Sclerotherapy uses an FDA-approved sclerosant to close varicose veins, which are often the root of hyperpigmentation. This treatment, as well as endovenous laser thermal ablation, are highly effective in removing the signs of hyperpigmentation.

To book a consultation at the Goldman Vein Institute for hyperpigmentation treatments in Wellington, contact us now!

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