WHAT IS HYPERPIGMENTATION?
Skin coloration irregularities have become rather common. Skin-color disorders like hyperpigmentation make the skin appear lighter on some areas while darker on the other, or spotty in places and can occur to people of all races.
The determination of skin pigmentation is done by melanin, a substance formed by melanocyte cells in the skin. UV lights are absorbed by melanin to keep the body secure from them. However, melanin can be quite commonly produced in excess by the body leading to Skin pigmentation irregularities. There are three categories:
- Actinic lentigines (sun spots)
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
the damage inflicted on our skin by the sun throughout the years, develops Actinic lentigines (brown spots). The spots are gray or pale brown in color. The areas of the skin most frequently exposed to the Sun are mostly affected by it, such as the face and back of the hands. Sunspots become even more visible as we age.
Actinic Lentigines are mostly common in places where the weather is hot and sunny and the residents spend lots of time outdoors.
Actinic lentigines on the upper back (Photo Credit: http://www.aocd.org)
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation occurs due to inflammation in the skin caused by rash, traumatic injury, acne, or burn.
It can be found as irregularly shaped patches of brown skin. They are caused when an, illness, injury, or infection starts a response within the skin. This causes the melanin to leak out and prompt upwards towards the surface of the skin.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation before and after (Photo Credit: HealthFox.com)
Hyperpigmentation Treatment Options
There are many different treatment options available to fight any of the above pigmentation issues. The following are some steps for treating hyperpigmentation:
Step 1: Protection from Sun
Protecting your skin from sunlight is the first and very basic step. UV rays are the primary cause of hyperpigmentation. You can protect your skin with a sunblock of spf 15 or greater.
Our representatives can recommend a variety of excellent broad spectrum sunscreens. We can help you pick the one that best suits your skin type.
Step 2: Skin Lightening Skin Care
The next step is using a skin care regimen that utilizes skin lightening ingredients such as Natural Skin Whitening Products. You can try one of our fda approved natural skin whitening products without fear of ruining your health but still get the results that you desire.
Step 3: Skin Lightening Mask
For melasma that is more stubborn, there’s the option of using a Skin Lightening Mask every other day or three times per week along with your natural skin whitening skin care. It’s safe to use on all skin types and is highly effective on all types of hyperpigmentation, including sun spots, melasma, or hyperpigmentation.
Step 4: Light and Laser Treatments
If the hyperpigmentation is resistant to the treatments above there is a variety of laser and light treatments, that can be used along with your natural skin whitening products.
Laser energy is delivered during the treatment, in a series of short pulses, to the target area. This energy is more resourcefully absorbed by the dark cells containing most of the pigment, and the laser energy causes the pigment to break down. There might be a course of sessions required to completely finish the process, depending on the extent of hyperpigmentation.
In addition to lightening brown spots, the combo of the laser treatments and skin whitening products also improve skin texture, fine lines, reduce redness and wrinkles.
Though, none of these treatments can completely avoid pigmentation problems from returning, you can also minimize the possibility of pigmentation problems returning by preventing your skin’s exposure to the Sun’s UV rays, using sunblock daily, and using a quality hyperpigmentation removal product consistently.
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