Pigmentation refers to skin color. However, due to medical reasons or any other issue, the process of hyperpigmentation may occur. Darker patches begin to occur on the skin because of sun exposure, excessive production of melanin, acne scars, or any other reason. In case, you are suffering from hyperpigmentation, you should not be worried. You are not alone in this situation and many cures are also available to cure this problem. One such cure is pigmentation treatment. If you would like to get an effective pigmentation treatment as a permanent solution, continue reading this article.
Lightening creams are available in the market that helps decrease pigmentation. However, a doctor’s prescription is required to get these creams. Usually, it is required to apply these creams once or twice a day on the affected area to lighten your skin. These creams include some common ingredients that are;
- Vitamin B-3 (niacinamide)
- Licorice extract
A chemical peel is a recommended treatment option for people who would like to lighten their skin. Specific acids are used to perform this procedure. It removes the appearance of hyperpigmentation from the epidermis. If the procedure is performed deeply, it may also penetrate the dermis to provide more accurate outcomes. However, when you are going to get these chemical peels for your skin, you have to be very careful as the peels with more strength may come with more side-effects.
Also, you should be clear about the pros and cons before getting this treatment. Talk to your doctor and discuss all the important aspects. Possible side-effects may include blistering, irritation, and redness. Furthermore, accurate use of peels is required otherwise you may get scars and blisters. It is necessary for you to stay away from the sun otherwise chemical peels don’t serve as a good option for you.
Retinoids are derived from vitamin A. The molecular structure of this ingredient is small and it pierces deep into the skin to treat the epidermis. However, this treatment requires a few months to reveal results.
Laser peel (skin resurfacing)
Laser peel treatment is also known as skin resurfacing. The beams of light are utilized to decrease hyperpigmentation. When you go for the treatment, you should know which kind of laser is used to treat your skin. Usually, two types of lasers are used for treatment, one is ablative and the other one is non-ablative. Ablative lasers perform the procedure by removing the upper and damaged layers of the skin. On the other hand, non-ablative lasers target the dermis so that the growth of collagen can be promoted. Furthermore, these types of lasers help to provide tightening effects.
When it comes to the effectiveness of the lasers, they are stronger but they also come up with more side-effects. Both of these lasers have the capability to destroy elements in your skin in order to generate new cells and make them more toned and tighter.
Intense pulse light therapy (IPL)
IPL (intense pulse light) therapy is one of the most used therapies for pigmentation treatment. This treatment is also recognized as a photo facial procedure. It works by stimulating the growth of collagen in the dermis. However, multiple sessions are required to get visible results. This procedure is used for pigmentation problems but it also works for flatting the spots and reducing enlarged pores, spider veins, and wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion is a procedure that is performed in an office setting. Usually, superficial scarring and hyperpigmentation are treated with its usage. A handheld tool that is just like a drill is used to perform the procedure. This tool contains a wire brush and some other kind of attachments can also be attached to it. This tool is swiped across your skin so that the epidermis can be removed. It is important to know that multiple sessions are required to get the desired results.
Another procedure that is used for reducing pigmentation is the removal of the epidermis. Your dermis is treated with it. This procedure is also recommended for reducing wrinkles and dark spots. Also, it is used to treat chickenpox scars, age spots, acne scars, sun damage, and injury scars.
If you are worried because of your pigmentation and you want to get rid of it, then dermabrasion is a good option for you. This procedure is most effective as compared to microdermabrasion and provides fast results. If your skin tone is fair, then it may work better for you.
Consult Your Dermatologist
Yes, it is really very important to know about all available options and consult with your dermatologist before making any decision. Here, at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery®, our team of expert dermatologists is always ready to assist you. When you visit us for a consultation, one of our doctors will attend you. He will ask about your presenting complaints, desired results, causes of the issue, and will suggest you the best possible treatment. Also, you would require to keep your skin safe from sun exposure. Make it your habit to apply sunscreen regularly. So, what are you waiting for ? Go ahead, and book your consultation now to know which procedure will work as the best pigmentation treatment.