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Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH): Tailored Treatment for All Skin Tones

By: Kamilla (Kam) Campbell



Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a unique journey, and its treatment demands a nuanced approach. Beyond Esthetics recognizes the challenges faced by individuals with deeper or melanated skin tones and is committed to providing expert care. Join us as we explore the complexities of treating PIH and the importance of choosing a provider who understands the diverse needs of all skin tones.

The Complexity of PIH in Deeper Skin Tones:

Deeper or melanated skin tones present unique challenges when addressing PIH. The risk of post-inflammatory hypopigmentation, where treated areas become lighter than the surrounding skin, adds a layer of complexity to the treatment process. This underscores the necessity of selecting a provider with a deep understanding of pigmentation intricacies and the expertise to navigate the challenges posed by PIH in melanated skin.

Why Choosing the Right Provider Matters:

1. In-Depth Knowledge:

   - PIH in melanated skin requires a provider who comprehensively understands pigmentation dynamics, ensuring a balanced and targeted approach.

2. Customized Treatment Plans:

   - Each individual's skin responds uniquely to treatment. A knowledgeable provider tailors treatment plans to mitigate PIH effectively without compromising the natural beauty of deeper skin tones.

3. Risk Mitigation:

   - Providers with expertise in treating PIH in melanated skin can employ techniques and technologies that minimize the risk of post-inflammatory hypopigmentation, safeguarding the skin's integrity.

Personalized Treatment Approaches:

Dye-VL (Variable Pulsed Light) or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) :

How it Works:

Dye-VL uses variable wavelengths of light to target pigmented areas.


Precise targeting of PIH marks without affecting surrounding skin.

Effective for a range of skin tones.

ClearLift on HarmonyXL Pro :

How it Works:

ClearLift is a fractional laser that promotes collagen production and targets pigmentation.


Gentle yet effective, suitable for various skin concerns.

Minimal downtime, making it ideal for those with active lifestyles.

Opus Plasma: 

How it Works:

Opus Plasma combines plasma energy and radiofrequency for controlled micro-injuries.


Stimulates collagen production, promoting overall skin rejuvenation.

Customizable intensity for tailored treatments.

The PerfectDerma™ Peel: 

How it Works:

The Perfect Derma Peel is a medium-depth chemical peel addressing various skin concerns.


Targets pigmentation, fine lines, and acne scars.

Customizable for different skin tones and types.

Our Commitment to Expertise:

At Beyond Esthetics, we take pride in our commitment to expertise in treating PIH across all skin tones. Our practitioners are not only skilled but deeply knowledgeable about the complexities of pigmentation, ensuring that your unique skin characteristics are considered throughout the treatment journey.

Choosing Beyond Esthetics for PIH Treatment:

- Personalized Approach: Tailored treatments designed to address PIH while preserving the natural beauty of deeper skin tones.

- Diverse Treatment Options: From Dye-VL to ClearLift, Opus Plasma, and The Perfect Derma Peel, we offer a range of treatments catering to the diverse needs of every skin tone.

- Ongoing Support:  Our practitioners remain accessible, providing guidance and support throughout your PIH treatment journey.


Navigating PIH in deeper or melanated skin tones requires not just expertise but a profound understanding of hyperpigmentation  nuances. Choose Beyond Esthetics for a treatment experience that celebrates the richness of your skin tone while effectively addressing PIH.

Ready to embark on your journey to radiant skin? Schedule a consultation at Beyond Esthetics, where expertise meets diversity for timeless beauty.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.