Meladerm Canada - Treating Various Types of Hyperpigmentation
Even though hyperpigmentation has been known for quite a long time, researchers are no closer to developing an actual cure to the disorder than they were the first time it was ever documented.
Caused by anything from hormonal unbalances and skin injuries to mild sun exposure, and associated with a variety of different symptoms, such as dark or brown spots and patches of skin on the face, hands or abdomen, the disorder can often easily be identified and treated with the help of a professional medical practitioner. As a patient, however, you need to know the basics about what it looks like and how to prevent or treat it.
How to Identify Hyperpigmentation
Sometimes, identifying various types of the disorder is not a very simple task. For example, it can often be confused with acne scars which tend to form after an acne related lesion and often looks strikingly similar to some forms of skin discoloration produced through hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation.
In the case of acne scars, you can be certain that they’re not related to any form of skin discoloration or darkening if they persist after 6-12 months. In such cases, they are genuine scars, and need to be treated accordingly.
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Hyperpigmentation, on the other hand, can otherwise be identified through the distinct patches of darker skin that tends to appear on the skin or arms (most frequently), but also on other parts of the body – even the feet.
You can easily identify the disorder by tracking down the potential causes of the discolored patches. For instance, you may have been exposed to intense sunlight during a vacation trip, or it may have been a result of acne lesions and other skin injuries. Other than that, various drugs and treatments can induce hormonal unbalances that sometimes lead to brown or black spots on the skin.
Hyperpigmentation Prevention and Treatments
For the prevention of this harmless but cosmetically displeasing condition, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure you get the best chances of success:
- If your skin is sensitive to sunlight and UV rays, you should, first of all, wear a sunscreen, and make sure you avoid intense sun exposure as much as possible.
- It’s important to remember that skin discoloration is also in dead skin cells, so you will need to exfoliate regularly and reduce the buildup in order to diminish or completely eliminate the discoloration process.
- Finally, consider talking to your doctor about additional prevention methods and products, as well as about the proper use of exfoliation.
With the help of a customized skin regimen recommended and prescribed by your doctor, as well as with various other treatments ranging from expensive laser treatments to cheap chemical peels and over-the-counter skin care lotions, even the most difficult of cases can be treated without much hassle.
Nevertheless, you always have to be careful about the products you buy or the treatments you consider using, and make sure you check with your doctor to find out whether they won’t produce any side effects or allergies, as well as to assess their general effectiveness.
Hyperpigmentation is not painful or dangerous, so it makes sense to take your time before determining exactly what the best treatment method would be in your specific case.
Meladerm skin lightening solution was developed over a 4 year period and is the industry's leading topical formula designed specifically for hyperpigmentation