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Posted by: naaznie | 2010/02/01

hyper pigmentation

how do i get rid of hyper pigmentation.

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Hi Naaznie, thank you for the question.

Pigmentation that is visible on the skin is caused by an excess production of melanin that is usually triggered by sun exposure, hormonal changes (seen with pregnancy, oral contraceptive, etc. known as Melasma), inflammatory causes, and certain medication.

Your first approach is to use a good SPF (50 or higher) applied several times daily that contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide and to practice sun avoidance as much as possible.

Secondly one should consider consulting a dermatologist or an aesthetic medical practitioner who can examine the skin and advise you on the best treatment options. Topical products such as NeoStrata Brightening Cream SPF 15 and Pigment Lightening Gel have shown with long term use to be effective especially when coupled with their Glycolic Peel Regime.

Further improvements may be achieved with the use of technology such as skin rejuvenation and fractional treatments.

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Posted by: anti-ageing expert | 2010/02/07

Hi Naaznie, thank you for the question.

Pigmentation that is visible on the skin is caused by an excess production of melanin that is usually triggered by sun exposure, hormonal changes (seen with pregnancy, oral contraceptive, etc. known as Melasma), inflammatory causes, and certain medication.

Your first approach is to use a good SPF (50 or higher) applied several times daily that contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide and to practice sun avoidance as much as possible.

Secondly one should consider consulting a dermatologist or an aesthetic medical practitioner who can examine the skin and advise you on the best treatment options. Topical products such as NeoStrata Brightening Cream SPF 15 and Pigment Lightening Gel have shown with long term use to be effective especially when coupled with their Glycolic Peel Regime.

Further improvements may be achieved with the use of technology such as skin rejuvenation and fractional treatments.

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