5 Doctor-Suggested Tips & Treatments to Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation

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The struggle for perfect skin never ends. Well, have you ever thought about why some people constantly struggle with skin discolouration, also termed Hyperpigmentation? There are numerous reasons behind this, like overexposure to sunlight, hormonal imbalance, post injury and chronic inflammation. The aim to achieve a clear skin starts by knowing about the intricacies of hyperpigmentation.

Now, let’s ask you one question: Do you know what exactly is hyperpigmentation? Well, it is something like a patch which appears darker than your skin. How come? Due to an overproduction of melanin, the brown pigment. We will go deeper into dermatologists’ knowledge to learn how to bid adieu to hyperpigmentation in this guide.

Common Causes of Hyperpigmentation

There are some common causes of hyperpigmentation which must not be overlooked so that they do not make a permanent stay on your skin. A few of the causes include:

●      Exposure to Sunlight

The sun emits harmful Ultraviolet radiation, as we are all aware. These UV rays aid in the synthesis of melanin, which causes darker patches of skin.

●      Variations in Hormones

There is a high degree of hormonal changes during various phases of life, such as during pregnancy, menopause, or at times when someone is undergoing a particular health condition. PCOD (Polycystic Ovaries ) is also one of the major cause of hormonal imbalance in current scenario. In such cases, it would be recommended to consult a doctor for personalised treatment.

●      Intake of certain Medications

There are certain medications which are prone to causing various skin concerns, causing reactions on the skin. Hence, these conditions contribute to hyperpigmentation. In such cases, you must consult your doctor and ask if there are any alternative medication options available.

Top 5 Doctor-Recommended Tips and Treatments to Say Goodbye to Hyperpigmentation

According to healthcare experts, specific treatments must be followed to bid goodbye to Hyperpigmentation. Let’s have a read about them below:

  1. Don’t Step Out Without Sunscreen

Do you know the importance of wearing sunscreen? It contributes unanimously to reducing Hyperpigmentation by restricting UV rays that exacerbate the Skin. Use sunscreen daily of at least 30 SPF so that harmful sun radiation does not hit your Skin.

  1. Regularly Exfoliate the Skin

Regular exfoliation is a gentle aspect to reduce Hyperpigmentation. As recommended by dermatologists, mild exfoliants help a lot in fading darker spots from the Skin. But keep in mind that over-exfoliation can irritate the Skin. Use it mildly.

  1. Do not use any Harsh Products on the Skin.

Certain skin care products contain harsh chemicals such as alcohol or various fragrances, which might worsen the case of Hyperpigmentation as it might cause skin irritation. In such cases, skin specialist recommends to use only “non-comedogenic and hypoallergic” labelled products, which are free from irritants and help maintain proper skin health during the treatment.

  1. Retinoids are Powerful

Retinoids are mainly derived from Vitamin A and are the one of the best ingredient to remove Hyperpigmentation from the Skin. Retinoids must be used in minimal quantities at first so that excessive irritation is not caused.

  1. Power of Vitamin C Serums

Are you aware that vitamin C has strong antioxidant properties? It shields the skin from free radical damage and lowers melanin synthesis. That is why dermatologists always recommend incorporating Vitamin C serums in the skincare routine for an overall skincare regime.

To effectively manage and eliminate the effects of Hyperpigmentation from the Skin, these recommended tips & treatments from renowned Board-Certified Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Arvinder Singh (MBBS, MD) must be followed dedicatedly. Do consult a skin care specialist doctor if you have sensitive Skin. It is because, they have a proper understanding of the common causes of Hyperpigmentation, which helps them make an informed decision.

About the Author:

Dr. Arvinder Singh (MBBS, MD) is a Board-Certified Cosmetic Dermatologist and Aesthetic Physician, his exceptional contributions have earned him the well-deserved title of the Father of Cosmetic Dermatology. Renowned in the cosmetic world for his expertise in Medical LASER, Botulin Injections (BOTOX), and Dermal Fillers, Dr. Singh serves as the CEO and MD of the Arth Group of Companies in Rajasthan.

Beyond his clinical practice, Dr. Singh is the visionary founder chairman of the International Board of Cosmetic Dermatologist (IBCD) in London, UK. His areas of specialization encompass Cosmetic Dermatology, Facial Aesthetics, Clinical Cosmetology, and Pathology. Double World Record Holder and a captivating TEDx Speaker, Medical Entrepreneur, and Coach, Dr. Singh continues to make significant strides in the field, leaving an indelible mark as a leader and innovator.