Choosing the right treatment for your hyperpigmentation can be quite overwhelming. After all, there are so many types of treatments available; it’s only natural to not know which ones are best tailored for you. In this post, we’ll compare the various treatments and procedures out there so the decision process can be less difficult.
Early and Ongoing Skincare Routines Are Best
While there are plenty of professional cosmetic lasers and other clinical treatments that can repair your skin, it’s better to protect it in the first place as much as you can. Before settling on a skincare procedure, it’s vital to have a proper skincare routine set in place. A proper skincare routine should be continued during and after a treatment process to facilitate healing and enhance the results. Proper skincare includes sunscreen, moisturizers, and serums with skin repairing ingredients.
Ablative Laser Treatments Versus Other “Peel” Methods
Popular treatments such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels can effectively treat hyperpigmentation, but there are other methods out there as well. Certain types of lasers, known as ablative devices, can perform similar actions, destroying dead surface cells and removing existing deposited melanin. But the question is how do the three methods compare?
Microdermabrasion is perhaps the least difficult of the three options in terms of both treatment and recovery, but it is also the least effective. The results you get after a chemical peel will be much more pronounced, but the recovery time will be far slower. As for an ablative laser procedure, it often lies somewhere in the middle, though individual cases do vary. Some people have no problems at all with the procedure, while others shouldn’t even have it done in the first place. For instance, those with oily skin could have problems with the laser interacting with the skin oil and leaving blisters or burns.
Lasers and Other Methods Can Also Treat What You Can’t See
Of course, there are also non-ablative lasers out there. Those sorts of lasers treat the skin cells deep below the outer layer, where you can’t see. A single non-ablative treatment won’t yield immediate results like an ablative one would. However, a series of non-ablative treatments can improve collagen production inside your body, strengthening all of the skin cells in the treated area and eventually giving you skin that looks much healthier. They can also treat dermal hyperpigmentation (bluish to black hyperpigmentation) to an extent as well.
If you are interested in getting a skin procedure done, the most important thing is to familiarize yourself with all of those options, what their uses and possible side effects are, and what sorts of results you can expect from them. Then you can sit down with your clinician and settle on the best option for your skin.
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