Erase Hyper Pigmentation D.I.Y
One of the most troubling long term laser hair removal side effect is skin hyper-pigmentation. Once they appear they are hard to be removed. Many users seek advice how to erase hyperpigmentation at home. The good news is hyper-pigmentation is not a permanent side effect, it can be treated.
People refer all dark patches of skin “Sun Spots” Liver Spots” “Age Spots” or “Brown Spots”, “Melasma” (chloasma pregnancy mask) as hyper-pigmentation. For this article we will focus on laser hair removal skin pigmentation only. Please seek medical advice from your dermatologist for specific treatments for your skin discoloration.
Laser Hair Removal Hyperpigmentation
Hyper = more, pigmentation are the skin color cells. Hyper-Pigmentation is the skin discoloring which occurs when the body produces more melanin at one area. The hyper pigmentation is more common for people with dark skin (African, India, Mediterranean) their skin ‘knows’ how to produce melanin to protect the body from the sun rays.
When dark skin types of people do laser hair removal treatments, they are exposed to excessive light energy which is pulsed at the skin. The natural way the body defends it self from the light energy, is to produce more melanin (become darker).
Melanin is produced by melanocytes at the epidermis (upper skin layer), when triggered areas with more cells will produce more melanin. So even when doing laser hair removal for the bikini line or legs, the dark brown spots will appear at places where melanocytes cells are located, which will be over the forehead, chin, cheekbones and hands.
Avoid Hyper Pigementation Side Effect
The best way to reduce the chances to trigger the hyper pigmentation, is to plan your laser hair removal smartly. First of all do not do laser hair removal sessions in the summer! Do it at winter so your body will not get bombarded with sun rays while it is vulnerable. If you have dark skin complexion, do IPL not laser treatments.
Do not sun tan before laser hair removal.
Do not get exposed to the sun, 48-72 hours after a laser hair removal treatment.
Always apply sun block creams before you leave home.
How To Erase Hyper Pigmentation
Erasing hyperpigmentation at home can be done too, by using home microdermabrasion systems. Here is an explanation by Live Strong:
The dermatologist’s microdermabrasion tool shoots a stream of aluminum oxide crystals or another abrasive substance at the surface of the skin. This essentially sandblasts away the dead skin cells that comprise the stratum corneum–the thin, top layer of the epidermis. The tool simultaneously vacuums up the crystals and the loosened skin cells. The procedure takes less than an hour and is relatively painless, so anesthesia is not required, notes the American Academy of Dermatology. Read more..
Home Microdermbrasion Saves Money
Microdermbrasion systems at home can save quite a lot of time and money otherwise going to a doctors office for such treatments. Since the exfoliating is delicate the American Academy of Dermatology suggests that 8-16 treatment should be done a two weeks apart.
The home microdermbrasion brushes sandblasts the upper skin cells, which are dead cells and removes them. When those dark skin cells get removed some of the hyper pigmentation is erased. The advanced microdermbrasion systems vacuums the skin too.
Most systems are used with an exfoliating renewal cleanser, which rubs off the dead skin cells leaving the skin smooth and glowing. The skin discoloration will slowly fade, and the dark patches will be less intense. Watch this short clip to see how it is done.
Daily Guidance For Best Results
The microdermabrasion has very little side effects, and it is not painful. Though some people will have a slight redness on the treated area, if their skin is sensitive and thin. Here are few more tips to follow after you done a home microdermabsion treatment:
- Protect your skin from the sun! Keep using UVA + UVB sun screen lotions. Those will protect you from the sun which is triggering the hyper pigmentation in the first place.
- Clean your face with gentle cleansers. Do not use alcohol to clean your skin, it will dry your natural skin moisturizing. Look for cleansers for sensitive skin.
- Rehydrate your skin constantly. Apply skin hydration creams morning and evening, so the skin will have plenty of hydration which is needed for the rejuvenation of the cells.
Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
The system you have seen in the clip is the Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System, this system has so many fans, because of it’s effectiveness and the great results it delivers. This system has been:
The Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
- #1 best selling beauty item on Amazon for 2011
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Erasing hyperpigmentation require patience, 8-16 treatments, spread a few weeks apart. Chemical peeling can be done too, to remove deeper skin layers which may have high melanin concentrated in them. Using a microdermabrasion devices like the Pro-X can not only erase your pigmented skin but leave the skin glowing smooth.
Check here: Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
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