Do you have dark patches on your skin? Are you tired of using ineffective whitening creams that damage your skin instead of improving its tone? Are you seeking an effective yet safe pigmentation treatment? If your answer is yes, you are not alone. A significant percentage of the world’s population experiences this problem. This disorder is as hard as annoying to treat. However, various pigmentation treatments are available and you can select the best one according to the severity of your condition.
Before choosing any treatment, you must know about all the available options. Continue reading to find out effective pigmentation treatments.
How pigmentation occurs?
Before embarking on pigmentation treatment, you must know what pigmentation is and how it occurs? Pigmentation occurs in the form of dark patches, mostly on the forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. This actually occurs because of extra melanin production in the body. Your skin contains thousands of melanocytes, which produce a pigment called melanin that gives skin the color. When your body starts producing extra melanin, it leads to the formation of dark patches on the skin – known as hyperpigmentation. It usually occurs as freckles and age spots. A number of factors such as excessive sun exposure, poor diet, and aging trigger pigmentation. Sometimes dark spots may appear on your skin because of some underlying conditions or use of certain medications.
There are various pigmentation treatments – from topical medications to minimally invasive laser and skincare treatments. Have a look at some of the most popular and frequently performed pigmentation treatments.
Topical medications are perhaps the easiest and the least expensive method to treat pigmentation. However, they are effective for mild pigmentation, and only if you select the right and well-suited product. These topical creams remove pigmentation and brighten skin by blocking the production of melanin. Topical pigmentation medications contain skin lightening agents in them, mostly hydroquinone. Other ingredients that may be used in skin lightening creams are retinoids, glycolic acid, and azelaic acid. Some creams may also contain mild acids and steroids that slough away the darker and damaged skin resulting in bright skin tone. Since pigmentation creams can be powerful and irritating, they require a practitioner’s prescription.
Chemical peels are an effective remedy for pigmentation. They have different types depending on the severity of the chemicals used in them. This treatment involves the application of a chemical mixture on the skin, which inhibits melanin production in the skin and exfoliates the damaged and dead skin cells, revealing healthy and clearer skin. It is one of the most effective pigmentation treatments and can be performed in combination with topical medications. The discomfort caused by chemical peels is usually bearable. However, it may vary depending on the strength of the peel.
IPL treatment is another effective remedy for pigmentation disorder. This procedure uses fine light to target dark patches on the skin. It works by causing scabs on the damaged skin, which fall off and brighter and clearer skin is revealed on healing.
Lasers are the most effective pigmentation treatment. Laser treatment works by removing the damaged skin layer by layer and stimulating skin regeneration. This treatment option can provide effective results without causing any damage to the skin but it will require multiple sessions to give optimal results.
The aforementioned pigmentation treatments are helpful for treating pigmentation but only if you choose the right option according to the recommendations of an experienced practitioner. We have highly experienced skincare specialists at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery®. So, don’t wait and book a free consultation with them. Get the most appropriate pigmentation treatment and brighten your skin. To book an appointment, contact us now or fill the consultation form below. You can also get answers to your queries online.