There are various forms of hyperpigmentation, and all can vary in severity and color. Removal or reduction of these unwanted darker spots of skin is a top priority for those who suffer from this skin condition. There are various ways to reduce the appearance of overly pigmented skin, some better than others. The truth is, that there is no perfect solution, as each individual responds in different ways to different treatments, so lets look at some of the best treatments for hyperpigmentation.
Firstly, it's best to note that here are different kinds of hyperpigmentation.
Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation - Dark spots of skin after an acute outbreak of acne.
Hypopigmentation - A reverse of hyperpigmentation, appearing as white spots of skin after an acute outbreak of acne.
Melasma - Patches of brown skin, often appearing on the forehead, cheeks and nose.
Before undergoing any form of treatment, it's always a good idea to consult a qualified dermatologist to determine exactly what type of skin condition you have. Once you are armed with professional advice and a qualified diagnosis of your skin condition, then you can make an informed choice on the best treatment, or course of action to take.
Here are some of the best treatments for hyperpigmentation.
- Skin Lighteners
Depending on the severity of your hyperpigmentation, there are a number of skin lightening products available that could effectively treat the darker patches of skin. There are many over the counter products, as well as prescription strength options that can be obtained by a visit to your doctor.
A process performed by a skin care professional using specialist equipment. The process will exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells and improving the appearance of your skin. The treatments aren't the most cost effective, and you will require more than one for the best results.
- Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are a little more invasive, and again require the services of a qualified professional. A chemical solution is applied to the skin, which in turn causes the skin to blister and fall off, revealing fresh new skin underneath. It doesn't sound like the most appealing treatment in the world, and if this your chosen course of action, I would recommend finding a skin care professional with a good track record of this procedure.
- Laser Treatments
Before undergoing any form of laser treatment, your dermatologist will determine which treatment is best for your skin. There is a wide choice of different options and methods regarding laser treatment that only a qualified skin professional can help you make. Although laser treatments can have dramatic results, they can be very pricey. It's also important to note that laser treatments can have an adverse effect on darker skin tones, so make yourself aware of all the risks before going down this road.
- Hyperpigmentation Creams
Undoubtedly the least invasive and cost effective of all the choices available. A good selection of the best hyperpigmentation creams are available over the counter, some having excellent results. Remember that the price tag doesn't bear any relation to how good the product is, and different products work better for some than for others. Products with good reviews are always a good bet.
Before embarking on a course of treatment or procedure, always be sure you have a medical diagnosis of your condition, and remember that drastic courses of action are not always necessary.
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