Do you have dark patches on your skin? Are you tired of using ineffective whitening creams that damage your skin in spite 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 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.
Well, before choosing the one, you must know about all the available options. Continue reading to know the effective pigmentation treatments.
How pigmentation occurs?
Before embarking on pigmentation treatment, you must know what pigmentation is and how it’s formed? Pigmentation occurs in the form of dark patches, mostly on 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 formation of dark patches on the skin – known as hyper-pigmentation. 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 condition or use of certain medications.
There are various pigmentation treatments – from topical medications to minimally invasive laser and skin care treatments. Have a look some most popular and frequently performed as well as effective options.
Topical medications are perhaps the easiest and the least expensive method to treat pigmentation. However, they are effective for mild pigmenttaion 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 practitioner’s prescription.
Chemical peels are effective remedy for pigmentation. Chemical peels have different types varying in the severity of 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 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 no doubt 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 skin care specialists as Dubai Cosmetic Surgery. So, don’t wait to book a free consultation with them, get the most appropriate pigmentation treatment and brighten your skin.
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