What is pigmentation?
Pigmentation also known as hyperpigmentation can deal massive blows to a person’s self-esteem and confidence. Pigmentation or hyperpigmentation is a condition that darkens patches of the skin. These patches can be either small or large. Although it is harmless, it can still be a symptom of an underlying medical issue that can cause the skin to look unhealthy and aged. There are a number of home remedies that people off all ages have been using to treat and heal skin pigmentation since ages. However, sometimes skin pigmentation is much more severe than we think of it. In those cases, the patients can go for chemical peels, mesotherapy or laser resurfacing. These treatments are instant and show optimum results in a short span of time.
A number of factors can lead to the development of pigmented skin including excessive sun exposure, skin damage, an injury, hormonal changes, improper hair removal, genetic predisposition or allergic reactions.
Types of hyperpigmentation:
Melasma – Caused due to hormonal changes and develops during pregnancy. Most commonly found on the abdomen area and the face. Sunspots – Caused due to excess sun exposure over time. Mostly found on sun-exposed areas of the body like the hands, the face etc. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation – caused as a result of a skin injury.
Chemical peels perform peeling of old unwanted skin cells and speed up the regeneration process. In cases of hyperpigmentation, chemical peels help you dispose of the dark pigmented cells faster and allow new even tone cells to come into life.
Mesotherapy is an extremely effective procedure to treat skin discoloration or pigmentation. Mesotherapy is an advanced facial performed through electrophoration. The facial works on the deeper layers of the skin and protects it from free radicals to give your skin a fresh rejuvenated look.
Peel facials are instant facials designed for people, who have less time at hand and want quick results. These unique peel facials intend to leave your skin nourished, moisturized and luminous. They do reduce pigmentation to a certain extent and are great for instant relief.
Lasers are also widely used to treat hyperpigmentation. In the laser toning procedure, non-ablative lasers are used to penetrate the dermal layers of the skin and break the pigment leading to collagen production; rejuvenating the skin as a result.
Avoid exposing your skin under the sun, beyond a point.
Maintain a healthy diet. You have to incorporate good eating and drinking habits in order to keep your skin feel fresh and look fresh.
Personal hygiene always plays an important role if you wish to keep away from skin infections and even pigmentation.