As a prevalent skin issue, hyperpigmentation can be treated in various ways. Below we will discuss some treatments of hyperpigmentation of the face.
With a chemical peel, concentrated acids are applied to the problem area of the skin. By scraping off your skin’s surface, they can lessen the visibility of hyperpigmentation.
While you can find chemical peels at your local drugstore, consider receiving a medical-grade peel from your dermatologist.
Hyperpigmentation can be diminished with the help of laser peel (resurfacing) treatment. Ablative and non-ablative are the two types of laser peels.
Ablative lasers are the strongest and can remove entire layers of skin at once. However, dermal stimulation of collagen formation and tightening effects can be achieved using non-ablative techniques.
The hyperpigmentation limited to the epidermis can be treated with microdermabrasion, performed in a medical office.
Your dermatologist will operate using a portable tool similar to a drill attached to a wire brush or other abrasive attachment.
Although dermabrasion also removes the epidermis, its effects reach deeper into the dermis.
Dermabrasion is mainly used to improve the skin’s texture but is sometimes used to remove fine lines and wrinkles. These are the scars left behind by acne, ageing, chicken pox, injuries, and the sun.
Retinoids derived from vitamin A are among the oldest active ingredients in over-the-counter (OTC) skincare products. Due to their tiny molecular nature, they can reach the skin layers under the epidermis.
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