Skin pigmentation defines the entire coloring of your skin. It’s the first thing people see and sometimes it can affect us in a substantial way. One can become self-conscience and embarrassed by skin pigmentation disorders. Though there are options for pigmentation skin treatment.
Pigmented skin can happen for a number of different reasons and mostly affect those with darker skin tones. A substance called melanin is created from skin cells and gives skin their color. Melanin also protects the skin against UV rays. Skin cells can become damaged or frail and this can very easily affect the amount of melanin that is typically produced. Your skin can become spotty and sometimes only effect small areas of the body, but can affect larger amounts as well. Certain things happening in your life can also affect melanin production such as pregnancy, sun exposure, or diseases such as Addison’s disease.
If you begin to notice discoloration of your skin the best thing to do is be aware of sun exposure. Make sure to wear appropriate attire when in the sun such as hats and sunglasses as well as apply appropriate amounts of sunscreen. Protecting yourself from the sun is the best preventative measure you can take. Occasionally skin pigmentation has nothing to do with the sun and some type of skin pigmentation treatment can be considered.
Pigmentation Skin Treatments can include:
- Bleaching creams – Favorable bleach creams contain arbutin, one of the best spot lightening and whitening creams. Other creams include kojic acid and hydroquinone, which work well for freckles.
- Microdermabrasion – This is a device that acts as a mini sandblaster on your skin that is most commonly used on the face. This technique helps remove dead skin cells and the outer layer of the skin. It works well to remove freckles and dark spots.
- Chemical Peel – Peels typically use glycolic acid to exfoliate dead skin cells, aging spots, and damaged skin which in turn allows the skin to regenerate and repair itself.
- Laser Removal – This procedure is typically used for the removal of freckles. It is quite effective as well as a safe procedure. This technique destroys the bad skin cells that are causing the pigmentation while leaving the healthy skin cells in tact.
- Cryosurgery – This is where extreme cold is applied to the affected area in order to remove bad skin cell tissue.
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) – This type of procedure uses intense pulsed light to improve freckles, fine lines, uneven skin tones, and blemishes.
- Electro-optical Synergy (elos) – A safe and completely effective procedure that uses various levels of energy to remove freckles, and discolored skin tones from uneven pigmentation.
As you can see there are many different types of procedures for skin pigmentation treatment. Some are more intrusive than others, but with new technology inventions every day skin pigmentation treatment the options become better and more advanced.