Skin pigmentation usually is referred to when the skin becomes darker – all over, in patches or in spots. This usually is in reaction to either internal or external stimulus.
🌸 Internal stimulus can be due to immune alteration, imbalance of hormones, inflammatory food substances or metabolic syndromes.
🌸 External stimulus can be anything from something as simple as rubbing your skin, friction, heat, cosmetics or metals from jewelry , reaction to breach in the skin from wounds or acne.
All of the above can cause pigmentation, making it quite a challenge to treat, especially for Indian skin.
Worried? Don’t be! With modern medical equipment and advanced procedures such as peels, energy based devices and home remedies, treating skin pigmentation has become achievable.
The most important factor however, is diagnosis along with everything else to achieve great results.
Here’s a patient who had complicated skin pigmentation due to multiple reasons. I really appreciate the results that have come across in such a case, giving hope for any kind of pigmentation to be treated!
⭕ As a doctor, I would warn you against picking up over-the-counter creams as most of them (or even creams with no label) will have substances which can lead to more harm to your skin, especially in the long term. Do NOT touch steroids in the name of lightening the skin or for pigmentation.
⭕ During home care, be extremely careful because things like applying lemon or anything that can irritate the skin can further darken your pigmentation.