Top Ways To Remove Skin Pigmentation



The term pigmentation refers to color. The change in skin color is a condition known as skin pigmentation. The skin gets it colour from a pigment present in the body that is melanin. There are specific cells that form melanin pigment. Unhealthy cells may impact the production of melanin.

The condition may affect the whole body or just parts of the skin. Skin gets darker when the presence of melanin is high in your body. Certain factors may contribute to skin darkenings, such as pregnancy, Addison’s disease, and sun exposure.

Likewise, the lighter color of the skin is said to be Vitiligo. It is a condition that causes patches of light skin on the body.

Hyperpigmentation and skin pigmentation

Skin pigmentation is the alteration in color of the skin. When the body functioning is normal, your skin color appears normal. While having any illness or injury may impair the color of skin. Causes of skin pigmentations include aging, genetics, inflammation, or injury.

Hyperpigmentation is a condition of darkening of the skin. High amounts of melanin in the body can cause darker skin.

Causes of hyperpigmentation

  • Decreased function of the adrenal gland or Addison’s disease
  • High exposure to sunlight
  • Pregnancy
  • Consumption of various drugs such as antibiotics, antiarrhythmic and antimalarial
  • Chemotherapy drugs
  • Increase in the levels of hormones

When to consult a doctor for skin pigmentation

To approach the correct treatment for hyperpigmentation, one should know the right cause. The doctor will suggest you the proper treatment. you should consult when you experience specific changes in your skin, including

  • Redness of skin
  • High temperature
  • Itchiness
  • Pain
  • Pus
  • Leaking of blood

Removing skin pigmentation

Chemical peels

The technique involves the application of the chemical solution to the skin. It improves the appearance of the skin of the face, hands, or neck. It regenerates the skin and makes it smoother and less wrinkled.

Uses of chemical peels

  • Skin aging
  • Spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Sagging skin

Cosmo peels

It is a cosmetic procedure used to remove a layer of dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new skin. Cosmo peel improves the texture of the skin and reduces acne and pigmentation. Cosmo peel has great significance in treating skin damage through exposure to the sun.

Nomelan peel

Nomelan peel treats several levels of increased pigmentation. Nomelan peel includes a mixture of certain chemicals such as phenol, TCA, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid. The combination of chemicals ensures a brighter complexion and provides even skin tone and texture.

Mandelic peel

Mandelic peels are also known as mandelic acid peels. It helps exfoliate the skin, improve skin tone, enhance dark marks, and treat acne and blackheads. The peel contains glycolic acid that penetrates deeply to calm and reduce the inflammation of the skin.

How to prepare for a chemical peel?

The doctor will likely review the medical history of the patient. The doctor should know the current and past medical conditions of the patient.

The doctor will do a physical examination of the skin. It examines which type of peel the skin needs. The examination includes the tone and thickness of the skin.

The doctor may advise to

  • To take antivirals before peel
  • To use a retinoid cream
  • Use hydroquinone as a bleaching agent
  • Avoid sun exposure with out protection
  • Avoid types of hair removal

How to take care of chemical peel?

The areas exposed to chemical peels take about 7 to 14 days to heal after any chemical peel. The patient can experience redness or pain after the procedure. Some directions by the doctor can be helpful, including

  • Avoid rubbing, picking, or scratching the skin.
  • Use sun protection, cleanser, moisturizer, and protective ointments for the skin.
  • Use of ice packs to provide comfort to the skin.

Results of chemical peel

The treatment of chemical peel results in fine skin texture and tone. The results are gradual but increases with repeated treatments.



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Dr. Navjot Singh Arora

MBBS, MD – Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy