Hyperpigmentation Treatments, Explained
Looking for treatment for hyperpigmentation but not sure where to start?
Dr. Jaymi discusses some common treatments and advice on getting started.
Some common treatments for Hyperpigmentation include:
Topical creams: There are a variety of topical creams available that can help reduce the appearance of pigmentation. These creams usually contain ingredients such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, retinoids, or vitamin C, which work by inhibiting the production of melanin in the skin.
Chemical peels: Skin peels can be used to remove the outer layer of skin, which can help reduce the appearance of pigmentation. This treatment is best for mild to moderate pigmentation and can be performed by a qualified professional.
Laser therapy: Laser therapy can be used to target and break up pigmented areas of the skin. This treatment is best for moderate to severe pigmentation and should be performed by a qualified professional.
Microneedling: Microneedling is a procedure that involves using a small handheld device with tiny needles to create small punctures in the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing response, which can improve the appearance of stubborn pigmentation as well as rejuvenate the skin.
It is important to work with anaesthetic practitioner to determine the best treatment for your specific skin concerns and to ensure safety and effectiveness. In addition to professional treatments, it is also important to maintain a good skincare routine and to protect your skin from the sun to prevent further pigmentation.
The treatment for skin pigmentation can vary depending on the type, severity and underlying cause of the pigmentation. We always recommend starting with a doctor consultation and assessment to discuss the best plan for you before starting any treatments!