I am here today to tell you everything about pigmentation
. We all heard this sentence “prevention is better than the cure.”
This is very true when pigmentation is concerned. You can prevent pigmentation from forming and coming on. But treatment! Once it coming on it takes very very long time. So how do you prevent pigmentation is sunscreen sunscreen sunscreen. You have to use broad spectrum sunscreen UVA plus UVB Blocking. You should apply one tea spoon of it all of your face. You should apply 15 minutes before you step out allow it to settle in.
Many people ask me SPF, What is it? It is a sun protection factor and a spf 30 is good enough.
But if you go to Essel world if you go to water world then you need a spf 50 or 70 and it should be water proof and you must be apply every 2 to 3 hours if you want adequate protection.
This is all about prevention.
Now, once you have the pigmentation when the tanning comes up and you have a uniform darkness of the face it
can be remove with treatments.
The treatment which I gonna tell you.
But once the patchy pigmentation is come up either melasma or PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation)
well then you are going to be continue the treatment at least 3 to 6 months.
Now we have creams which you can apply they are the one that contains hydroquinone, kojic acid, butane, tretinoin, glycolic acid etc. These have to be use under a doctor’s supervision. They help in decreasing pigmentation and they should be use for prolong period of time 3 to 6 months. I would like to add over here even vitamin C or vitamin E creams they are antioxidants creams and you know when you are out in the sun our body forms a lot of free radicles which go and damage your melanocytes, they go and damage your skin abd they produce lot of toxins.
So you listen a lot of about antioxidants well.
Vitamin C cream application as well as vitamin C orally helps to mop up all these free radicals and prevent damage to your skin and to your DNA and to your pigment producing cells.
Now come to at clinic treatment. It has in clinic treatment and at home treatment.
At the clinic treatment it will be personalised or will be individualised as per your needs like chemicals peels and laser.
Laser is very very effective in treating the a freckles sun spots and these laser also help in remaining the tan which you acquired when you lie down under the sun. This will help you lighten the tan and will help to come out to your original colour.
These treatments should be done under dermatologist.
Now one another thing I would like to talk here some people who say that they don’t want any specific treatments, they just want creams is it possible?
Yes the tan can be easily removed you can use creams that pigment reducing creams.
Now how to use what?
Hydroquinone cream kojic acid cream can be used at night and cream containing tretenoin glycolic acid can be use at night and vitamin C cream can be use in the morning but! Sunscreen is must. Never never step out without the sunscreen.
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