Cure hyper pigmentation with laser therapy

Posted on 04 Feb, 2011

Many procedures have been introduced, promising us more attractive and perfect bodies. Before these techniques were only available for those with lighter skin tones but today they are also available for darker skin. Pigmentation problems prove to be a great challenge if not taken care of.

Hyper pigmentation

This phenomenon turns the skin abnormally dark. As the damaged area heals, it produces more melanin which results in the darkening of the skin. Discolouration of the skin is caused by sun exposure, medications, hormonal changes or eczema.

Post inflammatory hyper pigmentation (PIH)

Post inflammatory hyper pigmentation occurs after an injury is healed. The causes are pimples, cysts and nodules. It is most common among people with a darker complexion.

Treating hyper pigmentation

It will take about 6 to 12 months for your skin to return to its normal colour but laser treatment can speed up this process. The laser beam precisely targets the troubled skin area, removes the top layer of the skin and allows a new, undamaged skin to grow.

Treating post inflammatory hyper pigmentation (PIH)

Post inflammatory hyper pigmentation is not scarring so it will fade away with time. It can take about 24 months for PIH to fade. There are treatments available to help PIH fade quickly like microdermabrasion. This therapy is carried out by the dermatologist using a machine that discharges super fine crystals on the surface of the skin removing it. Skin renewal usually occurs within four or five days.

Fear of surgery stops many people from changing their appearance. However, laser treatment can really make a difference and give you what you have longed for.