In simple words, pigmentation affects the colour of your skin. Some examples of pigmentation are freckles and age spots. There are different types of pigmentation such as melasma, lentigines, hyperpigmentation, etc. The reasons for skin pigmentation depends on various genetic and environmental factors and varies from person to person and keeping that in mind, it is imperative to choose a treatment that is specific to the type of pigmentation. Choosing the wrong treatment can have adverse consequences and make the pigmentation worse.
That being said, listed below are the various treatments for skin pigmentation:
Consult a specialist: The primary step before any treatment is to consult a specialist in that particular specialty. In this case, it is strongly recommended that you see a dermatologist to understand the causes, consequences and the treatment of your skin pigmentation in a more detailed manner.
Topical creams: You can also use over the counter topical creams to treat your skin pigmentation. However, these creams can have various side effects and therefore, it is very important to use these topical creams only after consulting a dermatologist.
Home remedies: There are various home remedies to treat dark spots and pigmentation. Seek an expert’s help to understand which home remedies will be best in treating your pigmentation. There is no common home remedy for pigmentation treatment as it varies from condition to condition.
Professional procedures: If home remedies are not serving the purpose of treating your skin pigmentation, then you can turn to professional procedures such as salicylic acid peels, laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion treatment, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, etc.
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