Pigmentation is a rather common skin condition. This skin condition can not be prevented from occurring. As you are growing old, you stand a very good chance of ending up with it. Your skin and its ability to resist the pressure from the UV ray in the sun will reduce. The UV ray will be able to penetrate into the skin and cause some mutations of the melanocytes responsible for producing melanin. This will invariably reduce the ability of the melanocytes to produce melanin. The little melanin the cells are able to produce will not be enough to cover the skin. They will only be able to cover some spots on the skin and leave other spots unprotected. The spots you notice on your skin are the spots left by the partial covering of the melanin on your skin.
You need to understand that pigmentation does not lead to cancer. Pigmentation may not be preventable, but it can be treated. So many treatment methods are now made available today for the treatment of the skin condition. Some of the simple treatment methods that you can implement will be made known to you through this simple write up.
Laser can help to get rid of the skin condition from your skin. The laser beam will penetrate into the skin and remove the color of the pigmentation. This will help to bring your skin color back to normal. Laser therapy can only be performed in the hospital; it can also be considerably expensive. You should therefore check your purse before you venture into this treatment method.
You can also make use of lightening creams for treating pigmentation. The lightening creams only need to be applied directly on the skin condition and they will help you to get things under control. The lightening creams will help to lighten the spots formed by the skin pigmentation and this will help to return your skin back to its original color. Hydroquinone is one of the most common active ingredients in the lightening creams. Hydroquinone in any of the lightening creams should not be more than 4% so that it will not lead to further damage on your skin.
Hydrogen peroxide too had been discovered to have bleaching effect on the skin. When you apply hydrogen peroxide on your skin, it will help to get rid of unwanted spots on the skin. It can also get the pigmentation removed.