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Pigmentation Treatment

Uneven skin tone treatment

Given here is a general and common to use list for treatment of hyperpigmentation or uneven skin tone treatment.

 

Uneven Skin Tone Treatment: Common to use list for treatment of hyperpigmentation or uneven skin tone treatment are: 1. Get a prescription from your doctor for a topical application cream. 2. Visit and consult a doctor whether a professional treatment procedure is needed? 3. Simple saloon treatment. Go for simple light or superficial microdermabrasion treatment. 4. Treat hyperpigmentation using over-the-counter, OTC, medications. 5. At a simplest level, many also prefer natural or home remedy.

Uneven Skin Tone Treatment: Common to use list for treatment of hyperpigmentation or uneven skin tone treatment are:
1.
Get a prescription from your doctor for a topical application cream.
2.
Visit and consult a doctor whether a professional treatment procedure is needed?
3.
Simple saloon treatment. Go for simple light or superficial microdermabrasion treatment.
4.
Treat hyperpigmentation using over-the-counter, OTC, medications.
5.
At a simplest level, many also prefer natural or home remedy.

 

 

 

Get a prescription from your doctor for a topical application cream.

This is a very simple to use method for treatment of hyperpigmentation. Get the cream and apply it. Topical application creams containing ingredient like the alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and retinoids (a special form of Vitamin A) are commonly used. Both of these ingredients brings about exfoliation and rejuvenate the skin, are helpful in treating hyperpigmentation of all types. The following types of topical applications listed here are commonly available:

  • Hydroquinone 4% or less. This topical application is the most commonly used. Starts from lower concentration increasing slowing. This is the only skin lightening treatment ingredient approved by the FDA. People using this cream is best to avoid the sun as this is light sensitive.
  • Mandelic acid. This is found naturally from the nut like the almond. This is extracted and processed from the almonds. This type of mandelic acid is used widely to treat all types of hyperpigmentation/blemishes.
  • Kojic acid. This is found naturally in the garden/farm. This acid is derived from a fungus and works similarly to hydroquinone. The ingredient is fairly effective when used in sufficient strength and period of time.
  • Azelaic acid. This is a very commonly used ingredient for dermatology use. It is a natural compound found in nature. It is developed to treat acne. This is effective for the treatment of hyperpigmentation/blemishes.

 

Uneven Skin Tone Treatment: Get the cream and apply it. Topical application creams containing ingredient like the 1. alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and 2. retinoids (a special form of Vitamin A) are commonly used. Both of these ingredients brings about exfoliation and rejuvenate the skin, are helpful in treating hyperpigmentation of all types.   Note: Always remember that cream still remains the mainstay of treatment.

Uneven Skin Tone Treatment:
Get the cream and apply it. 
Note: Always remember that cream still remains the mainstay of treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

Uneven Skin Tone Treatment: Get the cream and apply it. Topical application creams containing ingredient like the alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and retinoids (a special form of Vitamin A) are commonly used. Both of these ingredients brings about exfoliation and rejuvenate the skin, are helpful in treating hyperpigmentation of all types

Uneven Skin Tone Treatment:
Get the cream and apply it. Topical application creams containing ingredient like the
1. alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and
2. retinoids (a special form of Vitamin A) are commonly used.
Both of these ingredients brings about exfoliation and rejuvenate the skin, are helpful in treating hyperpigmentation of all types. Note: Cream still remains the mainstay of treatment. 

 

 

 

Visit and consult a doctor whether a professional treatment procedure is needed?

This is involving a more technology based machinery treatment. It is likely to be expensive. Inquire first before deciding on going ahead with the treatment. If the above topical treatments fails, then, your doctor may consider a procedure to target your hyperpigmentation. Commonly available procedures may include the following list:

  • Chemical or fruit acid peel. Such a skin peels, may include salicylic acid peels, to treat darkened skin areas. Skin peels are used when topical therapy fails. Post peel care is very important. Avoid sunlight as the sensitive skin is too delicate under UV ray exposure. Use a sunscreen always. Failure to take adequate care may end up with serious PIH.
  • Mostly is using a pigment laser. NdYag Q Switched laser is a typical one. It uses a single wavelength to treat a pigment. For example 532 nm wavelength is used to treat superficial lesion such as freckle and lentigines. Whereas the 1064 nm is used to treat deeper lesion lying in the dermis layer.
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy. This uses a spectrum of different wavelength of light. The light energy will picked up by darker target. The IPL devices are used under strict supervision under a trained aesthetic doctor. Higher energy IPL is classified as class 4 medical device. Whereas the lower energy IPL is classified as class 1 machine.

 

Simple saloon treatment

Go for simple light or superficial microdermabrasion treatment. This is a very popular option among people with hyperpigmentation. Although it is slow, it can be effective to some extent. After microdermabrasion, the skincare can be more easily absorbed and hence more effective. Seek an experienced beautician. Abrading the skin can cause irritation, especially if it is more aggressive or deeper abrasion. That will makes the discoloration worse. Microdermabrasion should not be done too often, as your skin needs time to heal between treatments. Typically it is done once in a fortnight. This is because skin renewal will takes about 14 days in one cycle.

 

 

Treat hyperpigmentation using over-the-counter, OTC, medications

This OTC do not requires a doctor prescription. If you want to treat hyperpigmentation without getting a prescription, then look for these over-the-counter options available as listed below:

  • Skin lightening creams. Many of these are natural products. There are milder and more forgiving but yet still effective when used correctly. These works by slowing down melanin production in the skin. It is easy to understand as these ingredient blocks the melanin synthesis metabolic pathway in a reversible way. Such a products usually contain one or more of these ingredients: hydroquinone, soy milk, cucumber, kojic acid, calcium, azelaic acid, or arbutin.
  • A topical treatment that contains Retin-A or alpha-hydroxy acids.

 

At a simplest level, many also prefer natural or home remedy

The catch word is natural treatment. Some of the commonly used home care regime may include various product as list below. Apply any of the following topically to help to lighten dark areas of the skin: