If you suffer from dark pigmentation spots on the face or on the arms, we can well imagine that they are experienced as disturbing. A pigment spot is caused by an excess of pigment in the skin.
This excess can be caused by medication use, hormone fluctuations or simply by the sun. Here we explain in detail about the dark pigmentation. Lets start reading.
The pigment in the skin usually protects you against harmful radiation and external influences. If an accumulation occurs and thus dark spots appear, this can of course be disturbing.
In many cases we can treat a pigmentation spot with a laser, a peeling or a cream. Our specialized skin therapists can tell you more about this and can assess your skin in order to arrive at the best treatment.
We already wrote about it, dark pigmentation spots can develop on the face or on the arms. Sometimes it doesn’t stop there, the spots can develop all over the body. Some people also call these spots age spots or brown spots, they are in almost all cases pigmentation spots. Our skin-friendly lasers can effectively and painlessly remove dark pigmentation spots. Do you suffer from these spots?
Then make an appointment at one of our clinics right away. During the first intake interview, you will receive a free skin analysis from us, so that we can estimate the best treatment for you to remove the stains.
Under the influence of hormone fluctuations, pregnant women can experience excessive pigmentation. White women then develop brown pigmentation spots on the face, or sometimes on the neck. This is called pregnancy mask (melasma, chloasma).
In women with dark skin, the spots are rather lighter in color than the skin around them. After childbirth, these spots usually disappear gradually. They are harmless, but if a woman had this during a pregnancy, she is more likely to have it again in the next pregnancy, and also when using the contraceptive pill.
What is less known is that pigmentation spots can also arise from injuries such as scratches. Allergic reactions and infections of the skin can also cause excessive pigmentation. In addition, the use of incorrect skin care products can lead to irritation and pigmentation, just like the use of medicines. The combination of perfume and sunlight can also cause pigmentation spots, due to a reaction of certain components in the perfume with the UV rays.
How Does Dark Pigmentation Spot Removal Work?
The treatment can be used in various ways. This is completely dependent on the number of spots and the location of the dark pigmentation spots. You may need multiple treatments depending on your skin type.
Our skin specialists will perform a skin analysis during the first meeting in order to further design the treatment. What is good for your skin and how can we remove the dark pigmentation spots in the best way?
For example, there is the option of removing the stains with a laser treatment. In some cases, one treatment is sufficient, but it may also be that several treatments are required.
Another option, especially with superficial pigmentation spots, is a peeling. We ensure renewal of the epidermis so that the spots disappear. Our skin specialist can tell you all about this. They will also give advice on which products are suitable for your skin. Everything to prevent new pigmentation spots after the treatments.
What Can You Do to Prevent Pigmentation Spots?
It is nice that there are products such as pigmentation cream to fade your pigmentation spots on your face and body. But of course you would prefer to prevent pigmentation spots!
These Are A Number of Tips to Prevent Pigmentation Spots:
- Apply sunscreen every day. Use at least SPF 30 to protect your skin against the sun and skin aging. Note: a day cream that contains SPF is not sufficient to protect your skin against skin aging and pigmentation spots. Want to know more about the use of sunscreen? You can read it in our article about sunburn.
- Expose your damaged skin to the sun as little as possible. Think of skin damage such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
- Try to avoid large temperature differences as much as possible. Think of temperature differences that can arise in the sauna, on winter sports and after a hot shower.
- On sunny days, do not use perfume and skin products with alcohol and parabens. This can cause pigmentation spots.
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