Acne, sun exposure, and skin damage are only a few of the reasons why you may be seeing dark spots on your face. Even though there’s a possibility that they may lighten over time, this may take months. Your best bet on eliminating those stubborn areas is to actively attend to them using the following options:
Topical applications containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and retinoids, which exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin, are helpful in treating hyperpigmentation of all types. The following types of topical applications are available:
– Hydroquinone. This topical application is the most commonly used, and it’s the only skin lightening treatment approved by the FDA.
– Kojic acid. This acid is derived from a fungus and works similarly to hydroquinone.
– Azelaic acid. Developed to treat acne, this has been found to be an effective treatment for hyperpigmentation as well.
– Mandelic acid. Derived from almonds, this type of acid is used to treat all types of hyperpigmentation. Source: WikiHow
Chemical peel or laser
Depending on how deep the hyperpigmentation is and what product you’re using, it can take up to three months for your dark spots to fade completely. If topical solutions aren’t fixing the problem, you may want to talk to your dermatologist about more aggressive methods, like laser treatments or chemical peels. (One exception: If you have melasma, lasers and chemical peels could make your hyperpigmentation worse.) Source: EverydayHealth
Microdermabrasion is another well-known exfoliating treatment for hyperpigmentation that uses tiny particles to sand away dead skin. Cook-Bolden describes microdermabrasion as a “non-chemical procedure that’s non-ablative, which means it does not destroy skin tissue, and therefore does not require significant recovery time.” Microdermabrasion is best for milder hyperpigmentation conditions, since the results are modest in terms of improving the appearance of skin discoloration. Source: Self
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