When you have a brownish skin discoloration or splotch on your skin, it is known as skin pigmentation. Age spots, sun spots, liver spots, freckles, and lentigos are the different types of skin pigmentation. It happens when your body produce too much melanin which darken the skin. People with this skin problem tends to look for skin pigment dark spots treatment.
The common treatment for this skin disorder is Intense Pulsed Light System (IPL), a form of laser. It can treat sun damaged skin. It works by removing the layer of uneven pigmentation. This will allow new pigment to be produced which will give a lighter tone. You can see faster results compared to other therapies. But you need to understand that it also comes with risks. In some cases, it can make your pigmentation worse. Scarring can also occur but it is rare. When you are treated with laser treatment, you need some time to recuperate after the surgery. Since this treatment carries more risk and costs more, you should opt for it as the last option after all other methods have failed.
Another common treatment for dark spots is hydroquinone cream. It can fade the the dark skin tone so that people would not notice your skin problem. However, it can cause skin irritation and redness when used in higher concentration. You are at risk of developing a rare disease called ochronosis, a blue-black skin condition. You should avoid using it on blemishes.
Chemical peel is still used by many victims of hyperpigmentation. You will experience a burning sensation after the treatment which is a normal reaction. This peel contains glycolic acid with tri-chloro acetic acid which helps to lighten the dark spots. The treatment will last about three weeks before you see any visible result.
Hyperpigmentation is caused by the excess of melanin production. It usually affects those people with darker skin type. But it can also happen on those with white skin. Many of the skin pigment dark spots treatment can be done with skin lightening creams. There are some which uses natural ingredients which mimic hydroquinone. They can restore the color of the skin effectively.