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Ways to get rid of hyperpigmentation

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Dr. Rohit Batra 89% (259 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi  •  20 years experience
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Hello, viewers, I’m Dr Rohit Batra from Derma worlds skin and hair clinic. Today we are going to talk about hyper pigmentation or melasma.

Melasma or Hyper pigmentation is very common in females though it affects males also. You must have seen people having hyper pigmentation or brown or black spots on the face, especially in the butterfly area of the face. That is known as melasma or mask of pregnancy. But though it is known as the mask of pregnancy even unmarried females can have on their face. Pigmentation is a very common thing that is seen in our household, but people are very depressed with the hyper pigmentation on their face. They want to get rid of it.

Today as dermatology is growing by leaps and bounds we have got many things that can help you get rid of pigmentation. We have peels, we have lasers, we have other treatments, topicals, cream etc that if prescribed by a trained experienced dermatologist can do wonders to your skin. So if you are having hyper pigmentation, then is it because of any acne that you had earlier or you are suffering from melasma or be it any sort of hyper pigmentation visit a dermatologist so that he can help you get rid of it. It takes around two to three months in which the hyper pigmentation or the brown or black spots fade away and once you have taken care of it and you apply a sunscreen on a regular basis you can take care of the hyper pigmentation so that it doesn’t come back.

As far as sunscreen is concerned depending on what sort of skin type you have you can either opt for a gel based sunscreen if you have an oily skin or a lotion or cream base if you have a dry skin. Sunscreen needs to be applied half an hour before sun exposure and the effect lasts for one and a half hour so you need to reapply. But you must think if the sunscreen is having just an S.P.F. rating of higher say in the eighties or nineties that doesn’t prevent you from hyper pigmentation. It should be a broad spectrum sunscreen with a UV A and a UV B protection to give you complete protection against the harmful effects of the sun that leads to hyper pigmentation. When talking about peels we have glycolic acid, we have ferulic acid, we have rhetoric acid that are given in peels along with mandelic acid etc in arginine that carefully but surely treats the hyper pigmentation without any side effects. Q switch lasers is used only in resistant areas where all other things like cream, oral medication and peels have failed.

So don’t get depressed, visit us and we can surely help you get rid of hyper pigmentation, marks and melasma on your face.

If you are really worried about the hyper pigmentation marks on your face or body and you want to get rid of them you can either visit us at our lybrate profile or can just drop in for an appointment at our clinic Derma worlds Skin and Hair Clinic, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi.

Happy Healing.

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