Using a chemical peel for hyperpigmentation, be it melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or sun damage, is a popular technique. After you determine that your dark spot or blemish is appropriate for this modality, there are several options. Sometimes the professional providing the peel uses only one ingredient. Sometimes they use a combination to make a custom chemical peel. Read on to review the ingredient types that can help with these dark spots.
1.Glycolic Acid Peel
Glycolic acid peel is an effective and gentle chemical peel that helps treat hyperpigmentation. It exfoliates the skin to get rid of dead skin cells and reveal a brighter, more even complexion by gently sloughing away layers of built up pigment. The acid works to reduce surface discoloration, brighten the skin tone, and improve the overall look and feel of your skin. Glycolic acid is alpha hydroxy acid (AHA).
2. Salicylic Acid Peel
Salicylic acid peel, also know as beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), is another great option for those struggling with hyperpigmentation. Some consider it one of the best due to its safety. The acid helps get rid of excess oil, dirt and other impurities on the surface that can lead to clogged pores, acne breakouts and overproduction of melanin in some areas for an uneven skin tone. With regular use of this peel, you’ll be able to reduce inflammation caused by hyperpigmentation as well as lighten dark spots from sun exposure, melasma or post-acne marks.
3. TCA Peel
A trichloroacetic (TCA) peel is one of the strongest chemical peels available for tackling hyperpigmentation. It provides deep penetration into the deeper layers of your skin for intense cell renewal treatment. This type of peel is used to reduce pigmentation issues such as age spots, sun damage, and melasma while evening out your overall complexion making it more radiant with diminished discoloration on your face or other areas being treated with this product regularly. TCA peels may have more significant down time–especially at concentrations of 30% or higher. More care should be taken in considering this type of peel for patient with darker skin.
4. Lactic Acid Peels
Lactic acid, which gets its name from mild acid, is a mild alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that has powerful effects when it comes to reducing visible signs of premature aging such as dark spots from hyperpigmentation due to an overproduction of melanin in certain areas on your face or body. An additional perk about lactic peels are their ability to stimulate collagen production which can help improve wrinkles and fine lines in addition to treating age spots without the need for harsh chemicals like TCA peels must provide in order ot get results like these two other concern at hand: dullness & rough texture!
5. Mandelic Acid Peel
Mandelic acid, derived from apples, is a less severe form of AHA chemical peels most commonly used on sensitive skin types because it works at a much slower rate compared to other types if AHAs; thus allowing it to delicately remove discolorations while purifying & refreshing without irritating delicate facial epidermises like lactic & glycolic would sometimes do! It penetrates deeper than other acids too so its benefits can last longer & work better on stubborn stains–getting rid them completely after a few rounds!
6. Kojic Acid Facial Treatment
Kojic acid facial treatments are specifically formulated treatments used for fading or minimizing pigmentation issues related common amongst people who have darker complexions such as melasma or Asian flush associated conditions that occur when melanocytes produce too much pigmented color due excessive amounts UV exposure faced throughout our lives! This gentle solution removes unnecessary dead skin cells as well help restore balance back into our outermost layer keeping us looking brighter & healthier than ever before!
7. Vitamin C Facial Peeling
Finally, vitamin C, and antioxidant, helps fade dark spots. Applying topical products containing vitamin C will also protect against sun damage in combination with sunscreen.
chemical peel for hyperpigmentation- other things to know
People with darker skin are more prone to developing dark marks such as from melasma or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Ironically, hyperpigmentation can be a side effect of a chemical peel. Particularly for people with darker skin it is important to only get chemical peels from qualified professionals who are experienced treating their skin type. And don’t forget to use sunscreen every day if you suffer from this problem.
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