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Last Updated: Feb 16, 2024

3 Best Treatment for Skin Pigmentation Problem

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Dr. ZubinDermatologist • 15 Years Exp.MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprology (DDVL), Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology
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Hyperpigmentation is a relatively harmless condition but can affect a person’s self-image and psyche. This skin condition is characterized by dark patches on the skin due to exposure to UV radiation or as a sign of aging.

It is caused by excessive production of melanin in the body. Hyperpigmentation affects people of all ages and with all skin types. However, fair-skinned people are at a higher risk of suffering from this condition than dark-skinned people.

Different Treatment For Skin Pigmentation 

Various treatment options are availble for skin colour patcher problem which we discuss below, you can consult your skin doctor for this treatment of hyperpigmentation or skin colour patches on the face and body.

Laser Treatment for Hyperpigmentation

It improves skin tone and boosts collagen production. With advancements in laser technology, scarring is no longer a very big risk with this form of treatment. Depending on the degree of hyperpigmentation argon or carbon dioxide lasers may be used in with short pulses or long pulses.  This treatment for skin pigmentation can take anywhere between 30 to 45 minutes and is relatively pain-free. 

Chemical peels Treatment for Hyperpigmentation

Chemical peels rid the skin of its topmost layer and bring new cells to the surface. This gives the skin an even tone and eliminates dark spots and patchiness. A light salicylic acid or glycolic acid peel is ideal for hyperpigmentation treatment. This is often used in cases where the patient’s skin is resistant to over the counter topical treatment. The concentration of active ingredients in the peel depends on the skin tone. Mild skin discoloration and blotchiness can be treated with a superficial peel while age spots and freckles require a medium peel. 

Topical Ointments for Skin Pigmentation

Topical ointments are usually the first form of treatment for hyperpigmentation. Hydroquinone or retinol are the most commonly prescribed ointments. A broad-spectrum sunscreen that offers protection against UVA and UVB rays can also help prevent further sun damage and dark spots. Skin lightening creams with soy or niacinamide as active ingredients also help brighten skin tones. 

Natural Remedies for Skin Pigmentation

Apart from these forms of skin treatment for hyperpigmentation, there are also a number of home remedies for this condition. Some of these natural home remedies are:

  1. Rubbing a freshly sliced or the juice of a grated potato on the skin.
  2. Applying a combination of cucumber and lemon juice on the skin.
  3. A grated papaya face mask.
  4. Soak almonds in milk overnight and then skin them and puree with the milk. Apply this mixture on the affected areas. 
  5. A mask of guava and banana pulp. 

Update From Lybrate: Keeping your skin healthy is very important, therefore, we suggest you choose the Skin Care Products according to your skin type requirements and usages at Lybrate.


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