If wrinkles and fine lines or premature aging are not your problem, what still can stand in the way of your gorgeous looking skin is an uneven skin tone or any other skin discoloration problem. Skin discoloration is a problem very common in all ages but the factors causing this discoloration may vary from person to person. Before finding out the ways for skin discoloration removal, let us educate ourselves on what the different types of skin discoloration are and whether they cause any health risks or not.
Two of the most common types of skin discolorations are hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation. Both kind of skin discoloration are caused by abnormal production of skin pigmentation cells which are called melanin. Hypopigmentation is caused by low melanin production in our skin which causes skin lightening as in Vitiligo. Conversely, hyperpigmentation is the result of excess melanin production. The reasons for this abnormal pigmentation production can be aging, organ disorder, pregnancy and most importantly prolonged sun exposure.
Each pigmentation problem has a different cause, severity level and health risks. The method of skin discoloration removal depends on the diagnosis of the problem. Melasma, also called the pregnancy mask, is one of the most common hyperpigmentation problems. Melasma is more likely to occur in dark skinned women during their pregnancy. Melasma is not a medical condition and do not pose any kind of health risk. However, it can damage your beauty and self esteem so you just have to get rid of it somehow. But how?
The Blue Light Therapy is a non-invasive therapy that removes skin discoloration causing almost no pain and leaving no scars. Blue Light Therapy can fix many skin pigmentation conditions, not only melasma and age spots but also other dark spots and skin discoloration such as freckles, under eye dark circles, spider veins and rosacea.
In the process of this skin discoloration removal therapy, a photosensitive gel is applied to the skin. A series of blue light pulses are emitted over the area covered with this gel. The light beams absorb the tiny capillaries and any other kind of pigmentation from the surface of skin. The wavelength of this blue light can be adjusted according to the desired depth of skin to be treated. This skin discoloration removal takes only a few minutes depending upon the area to be treated. Most people require this skin discoloration removal to be repeated in 3 to 4 weeks.
The advantage of this skin discoloration removal therapy is that it takes less time and a lesser downtime. Patients can resume their daily activities right after the therapy but it is important to consult your physicians about the necessary precautions. Different patient might suffer a different level of discomfort but it is comparatively minor than in other skin discoloration removal methods. Temporary redness or swelling can also occur; your physician will also guide you about their medications and treatment. Other than the Blue Light Therapy, there are several other alternatives for skin discoloration removal such as the Photofacial pulse light facial. A pre-treatment consultancy is always very important for right diagnosis of the problem and only then can your physician recommend you the right skin discoloration removal treatment.