Pigmentation is a common skin condition that can be caused by a number of factors, including sun exposure, hormonal changes, and certain medications. While pigmentation is generally harmless, many people find it cosmetically unappealing and seek to remove it.
There are a number of treatments available for pigmentation removal, ranging from home remedies to professional treatments. Some of the most effective tips for pigmentation removal include:
Try a Pico laser treatment.
There are a number of different lasers that can be used to treat pigmentation, including Q-switched and fractional lasers.
If you’re looking for a laser treatment to help remove pigmentation, a Pico laser may be a good option. Pico lasers use very short pulses of light energy to break up pigment in the skin. This can be effective for treating pigmentation issues like sun spots, age spots, and melasma.
These lasers are also less likely to cause damage to the surrounding skin tissue, making them a safe and effective option for treating pigmentation.
Pigmentation removal using a Pico laser requires one to consult with a board-certified dermatologist to see if the treatment is right for you.
Oral medication and supplements.
Pigmentation removal is also possible with oral medication and supplements. They help to regulate the production of melanin in the skin. This can help to fade existing pigmentation and prevent new pigmentation from forming.
Topical treatments such as retinoids can also be helpful in fading pigmentation. Retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A and they are known for their ability to improve skin cell turnover. This can help to fade pigmentation by speeding up the process through which new, healthy skin cells replace old, damaged ones.
Retinoid creams are available both over the counter and by prescription, so talk to your doctor about which option is right for you.
If you’re looking for ways to fade pigmentation, Cyspera may be worth considering. Cyspera is an over-the-counter cream that’s said to be effective at lightening pigmentation. The active ingredient in Cyspera is cysteamine, which is a small molecule that’s able to penetrate the skin and break up melanin pigment.
In one study, Cyspera was found to be more effective than hydroquinone, a common skin-lightening ingredient, at reducing pigmentation. Cyspera was also well-tolerated by participants, with no reported side effects.
Exfoliation is key for keeping your skin looking bright and evenly toned. When you exfoliate, you remove dead skin cells that can make your complexion look dull. This also helps to unclog pores and prevents breakouts.
There are a number of ways to exfoliate your skin, including physical exfoliants (like scrubs) and chemical exfoliants (like acids). For pigmentation, we recommend using an AHA or BHA acid 2-3 times per week.
If you have sensitive skin, you may want to stick to physical exfoliants. But if your pigmentation is stubborn, you may find that a chemical exfoliant is more effective as it works by dissolving the bonds that hold dead skin cells together.
Use a brightening serum or cream.
In addition to exfoliating, using a brightening serum or cream can also help to fade pigmentation. These products work by inhibiting melanin production, which helps to even out the skin tone.
There are a number of different ingredients that can help to brighten the skin, including vitamin C, retinoids, kojic acid, and hydroquinone. Be sure to ask your dermatologist which one is right for you.
Get regular facials.
Facials can also be helpful in treating and preventing pigmentation. During a facial, your skin is cleaned and exfoliated, and you may also receive a mask or other treatment specifically designed to brighten and even out your skin tone.
See a dermatologist.
If you’re concerned about pigmentation, see a board-certified dermatologist. They can help to diagnose the cause of your pigmentation and develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Pigmentation is a common skin concern, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. With the right treatment, you can fade pigmentation and even get rid of it completely. Thus, if you’re concerned about pigmentation, be sure to see a board-certified dermatologist.