Five Treatment Tips for Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation refers to the darker patches on the skin. This is a result of excess melanin production and can happen die to various causes such as acne scars or even hormone fluctuations. So if you are looking for a way to treat the patches of darker skin on your body, then don’t worry. There are many people who face the same problem and there are number of treatment methods you can try. Take a look the treatment options given below.

1.      Creams

These are the most common product used to treat dark patches. These are over the counter treatments that can be used to reduce hyperpigmentation. These can be used for dark patches on most skin types. Often you need to apply the cream on the affected area twice a day for the dark patches to disappear.

2.      Retinoid

Retinoid are one of the oldest kind of over the counter treatments for dark patches. They are generally good for all types of skin but if you have sensitive skin or if you experience any problems after using them it is better to check with your dermatologist. However, retinoid might not be as effective as other hyperpigmentation treatment methods as they are more suitable for preventing wrinkles than reducing pigmentation.

3.      Laser Treatment

This method uses targeted light rays to remove pigmentation. There are two types of layered used in this procedure as ablative and non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers involve removing layers from the skin and is a more intense treatment while non-ablative target the dermis, encouraging the production of collagen. To know which kind of treatment suits you the best, consult an expert at a skin care clinic such as the Victorian cosmetic institute.

4.      Face Acids

This treatment work by exfoliating the first layer of skin. This process can help you to even out your skin tone by shedding the skin that is darkened.             This is a treatment method that work best for mild pigmentation, especially on fairer skin. When purchasing make sure to check the formula of the product and only use those who use ten or less percent of acid content as a higher concentration can damage your skin.

5.      Chemical Peel

These remove the hyperpigmentation by removing or peeling the epidermis. Chemical peels are also an over the counter treatment but it is advisable to consult an expert before you use this treatment as it is a more intense treatment than lightening creams or retinoid. Also, this method has several side effects that can affect you such as irritation, blistering and redness. It is also not the best option for those who go out in the sun often, especially without any sun protection.

Now you know the type of treatments you can opt for when treating hyperpigmentation. But unless you are purchasing a lightening cream for a minor hyperpigmentation issue, it is very important to consult an expert before starting any kind of treatment. This is especially important for in-office procedures. Experts will tell you how the procedure is done, whether you can try it or not and all the side effects.

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