The most common hyperpigmentation treatments usually include topical creams that lighten the skin or procedures like chemical peels and mechanical or physical peels.(3)
Still, concomitant use of various topical therapies with different mechanisms of action are preferred to monotherapy.
Treatment efficacy can vary due to several factors including variability in clinical presentation and response to treatment amongst different genders, skin phototype and ethnicities.
To prevent hyperpigmentation, or to stop it becoming more prominent is crucial to:
- Use clinically proven specific treatment.
- Avoid picking at spots, scabs, and acne to prevent hyperpigmentation from forming after an injury.
- Avoid exposure to the sun and use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect the skin.(4)
(1) Pigment SolutionTM Program Product information leaflet;
(2) Ogbechie-Godec O A et al “Melasma: an Up-to-Date Comprehensive Review” Dermatol Ther (Heidelb) (2017) 7:305–318
(3) Labrini G. et al. Peeling chimici: Linee guida. Aprile – Giugno Numero 2.
(4) Hyperpigmentation Therapy: A Review, Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD