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How to Remove Pigmentation from Face Permanently
The best solution for getting an even skin tone on your face!
It doesn’t matter if it’s dark or light, but an uneven skin tone can reduce your confidence and make you look unhealthy!
Having a patchy skin color or having dots of pigmentation on your face or any other part of your body is a sign of pigmentation disorders.
Uneven skin tone with light or dark patches makes you look unhealthy and reduces your confidence. It makes you look older than you actually are!
Makeup and over the counter creams and serums cover up the pigmentation, but do not offer a permanent solution. Moreover, it takes a lot of time for you to get ready for work or to a party and that is impractical.
That is why La Belle has come up with unique solutions for your type of pigmentation disorder. Our pigmentation treatment is highly successful and is safer than those creams available in regular stores.
La Belle offers a whole range of facial pigmentation removal treatments like Microdermabrasion, Laser therapy, and topical medications!
Why do you have skin pigments on your face?
Many people have patches and dots of pigmentation on their face and other parts of the body. These can be dark, brown, light, pale white, or grey in color. These pigments of skin can be caused due to a variety of reasons including:
Overexposure to sunlight
Exposure to heat
Injuries of the skin
Fungal or bacterial infections
All these skin conditions lead to a change in the pigmentation of the skin causing patches or dots. The pigment that causes dots and patches is called melanin.
Melanin is a pigment present in the skin and it is responsible for the color of a person. Though people are predetermined to have a particular type of skin color, skin conditions cause an increase or decrease in the production of melanin. This leads to conditions like hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation.
What is hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is a condition that causes increased production of melanin and this leads to dark spots on the face and other parts of the body. Though hyperpigmentation in itself is a harmless condition, it can be an indicator of an underlying condition.
Hyperpigmentation can be a result of natural aging. In this case, it is called age spots. Other types of hyperpigmentation include Melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, acne, and sun spots
Melasma is a type of hyperpigmentation that is more common in women. It is caused due to hormonal changes and is common in pregnancy. Melasma occurs on the face, stomach, and other parts of the body.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation occurs when skin tends to heal itself after an injury or after an acne eruption. In this case, melanin is produced in excess leading to dark spots or patches.
Sun spots are caused due to overexposure to sunlight. This results in generalized darkening of skin in areas where there is overexposure to sun.
Hyperpigmentation is not harmful as a condition; however, it can cause uneven skin tone. The risk of hyperpigmentation increases with the usage of oral contraceptives. It is also higher in people with sensitive skin.
What is hypopigmentation?
Uneven skin tone is also caused due to another pigmentation disorder called hypopigmentation. Hypopigmentation is the result of a reduction in the production of melanin in certain parts of the skin.
In hypopigmentation, skin turns pale due to a reduction in production of melanin. Hypopigmentation can be caused due to acne scars, injury to the skin, blisters, and even infections to the skin. Skin conditions like Vitiligo and others are also known to cause hypopigmentation.
How to treat pigmentation disorders?
Living with pigmentation disorders can be a challenge. Apart from undue attention from people around, pigmentation disorder causes psychological distress. This is because people with pigmentation disorders tend to experience stress, anxiety, and depression as they feel they do not meet regular standards of appearance.
Though pigmentation disorders can be harmless in some cases, there is a need to address this issue as it causes long term psychological distress.
Dermatologists prescribe various treatment options for pigmentation disorders depending upon the underlying causes. In most cases, cosmetic treatments offer long term and excellent solutions for pigmentation disorders.
Although there are many treatments available, a dermatologist is the best person to prescribe4 the appropriate treatment as over the counter creams and serums can actually cause long term damage with little short term benefits.
Dermatologists prescribe medications to creams to therapies in order to get rid of the pesky pigment problem. Here is a list of treatments that offer good solutions to pigmentation disorders of the face.
When it comes to creams and serums, there are many available in the market. However, one should use only creams suggested by a certified dermatologist.
Niacinamide – This is vitamin B cream that helps treat skin wrinkles, pigment problems, and enlarger pores
N-acetyl glucosamine – This has exfoliating properties and helps treat pigment disorders that arise due to over exposure to the sun
Vitamin C creams
Therapies for removal of pigmentation on the face
Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion
Chemical peels work by applying certain safe acids on areas of skin where there is pigmentation problem. By applying chemical peels as per the advice of the dermatologist, excess melanin is removed. Chemical peels give the desired results for pigmentation problems by restoring even skin tone.
Chemical peels are advised for Melasma, over exposure to the sun, and age spots.
Laser therapy or laser skin peel therapy is a very effective treatment for pigmentation problems. When laser light of specific intensity is focused on the pigmented area of the skin for a specific number of sessions prescribed by the dermatologist, pigmentation problems are resolved with even skin tone.
Depending upon the extent and intensity of the pigment problem, ablative or non-ablative laser is used to treat pigmentation problem.
Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion
Dermabrasion or microdermabrasion is prescribed by the dermatologist in order to get rid of pigmentation problems. Microdermabrasion is done by a handheld device. The abrasive action of the device causes epidermal layers of skin to peel off. Ne skin that grows out is with even skin tone.
If you are silently suffering from skin pigmentation issues, consult our dermatologists for a thorough evaluation and the best treatment option!