Everything You Need to Know About Hyper-Pigmentation Treatment
Do you feel self-conscious and unattractive because of hyperpigmented skin? Are you looking for the right hyper pigmentation treatment? You are not alone!
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) study, hyper pigmentation affects 5 million people, the vast majority of whom are women. This extremely common skin condition appears to affect a large number of people.
In this blog, you will learn everything you need to know about hyper pigmentation treatment we have some natural hyper pigmentation treatments for you. Continue reading to find the best solution for you.
What is Hyper-Pigmentation?
Hyper-pigmentation is the term that skin doctors use for patches of skin that become darker than the surrounding areas of your skin.
Hyperpigmentation occurs when the skin produces more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. This can cause spots or patches of skin to appear darker than the surrounding areas. Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition. It affects people of all skin types and colors.
Types and Symptoms of Hyper-Pigmentation
Age spots: They are also called ‘liver spots’ or ‘solar lentigines’. These are brown, tan, or black spots that appear on the skin, due to excess sun exposure.
Melasma: They are also called ‘chloasma’ or ‘the mask of pregnancy. These occur as large patches of dark skin. According to The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), melasma mostly affects women with only 10 percent of men being affected by this skin condition.
Post-inflammatory: These are spots or patches of dark skin that appear after an inflammatory skin condition such as acne, eczema, or psoriasis.
According to a research study published in The US National Library of Medicine, following natural skin lightening treatments can reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation or dark skin patches. To prevent hyperpigmentation, or to stop it from becoming more prominent, you can try these natural skin whitening treatments
- Aloe vera: Aloesin; a compound that is present in aloe vera can lighten your hyper-pigmentation. Aloesin can work by inhibiting the production of melanin in the skin. As per a research study by The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), taking aloe vera capsules can relieve melasma in pregnant women. You can also apply aloe vera gel from the plant directly on your skin.
- Licorice (herbaceous perennial legume): Licorice extracts can lighten hyper-pigmentation. According to a research study published in The US National Library of Medicine (NLM), licorice extract called glabridin has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and skin-whitening effects.
- Vitamin C: This vitamin is found at high levels in the epidermis (outer layer of skin) as well as the dermis (inner layer of skin). Its cancer-fighting (antioxidant) properties and its role in collagen production can help keep your skin healthy. Thus, vitamin C is one of the key ingredients found in many anti-aging skincare products. Vitamin C can also help fend off the signs of aging, dryness, wrinkles, and age spots because of its vital role in the body’s natural collagen synthesis.
- Orchid (flowering plant): According to a research study by The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) the orchid extracts are just as effective as vitamin C hyper-pigmentation remedies. You can apply orchid-rich extracts on your skin and notice a reduction in the size and appearance of dark patches. Additionally, you can use natural skin care products containing orchid extract, including masks, creams, and scrubs.
- Masoor dal (red lentils): Masoor dal face masks, which are made from red lentils, are popular as a hyper-pigmentation skin treatment. Red lentils are rich in antioxidants that are known to be good for your skin.
- Milk and milk products: Milk, buttermilk and even sour milk have all been shown to effectively lighten skin discoloration. Lactic acid is the ingredient responsible for this effect. You can also apply milk using a cotton ball, directly on the skin.
- Tomato paste: According to a research study published in The British Journal of Dermatology, tomato paste rich in lycopene protects the skin against short-term and long-term aspects of photodamage (skin alteration due to prolonged sun exposure).
- Red onion: According to a research study published in the Taylor and Francis Online Journal, dry skin of red onions (allium cepa) can effectively lighten your skin.
- Green tea: Its extracts can have a depigmentation effect when applied to the skin. Green tea is known for its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
However, you can protect your skin in the following ways:
- Prevent hyperpigmentation from forming after an injury; avoid picking at spots, scabs, and acne.
- Apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. No matter what treatment you ultimately choose, it’s important to protect your skin from further sun damage and hyper-pigmentation. You should apply sunscreen every morning, even when it’s cloudy, and reapply as needed throughout the day.
- Wear hats and body-covering clothes to block sunlight.
- Avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Although hyperpigmentation is harmless, you may wish to get rid of it due to cosmetic reasons. You can opt for a range of possible skin treatment methods and home remedies.
Your skin doctor can identify the underlying causes of your hyperpigmentation, such as endocrine diseases, insulin resistance, or due to certain conventional medications for an ideal skin treatment plan.
Homeopathy Treatment for Skin
Homeopathy hyper pigmentation treatment boosts the immune system while gradually restoring the pigmented areas to their natural color. It regulates hormones and does not interfere with the skin's natural melanin production. Homeopathy affects melanocytes, causing them to produce less melanin naturally. It also helps to maintain the health of skin cells by strengthening them and removing excess melanin. This improves skin quality (texture), eliminates blemishes, and prevents further discoloration of the skin.
According to a case study published on ResearchGate, two homeopathic medications, Graphitis and Causticum, have proven to be effective hyper pigmentation treatments in 100 patients, with complete remission achieved in 82 cases. In the other 18 cases, improvements of more than 40% were reported.
Patients of all ages, including newborns and pregnant women, can benefit from homeopathic treatments. Homeopathy is a non-addictive, side-effect-free, and cost-effective treatment option.
Why Dr Batra’s®?
Dr Batra's® is a trusted name in treating skin ailments including hyperpigmentation with over 35 years of experience. We treat hyperpigmentation in a customized and thorough manner. Our knowledgeable homeopathic dermatologists spend time with each patient to learn about the signs and symptoms of the condition, as well as the patient's medical history, lifestyle, and other stressors.
Although hyper-pigmentation is harmless, you surely wish to get rid of it due to the cosmetic reasons. You can opt for a range of possible skin treatment methods and home remedies.
Your skin doctor can identify the underlying causes of your hyper-pigmentation, such as endocrine diseases, insulin resistance or due to certain conventional medications for an ideal skin treatment plan.
Homeopathy Treatment for Skin
Homeopathy treatment for skin treats the disorder from the root and doesn’t cause any side-effects, unlike conventional treatments. Consult a professional homeopathic doctor to determine an appropriate medicine that will rebalance your entire system