When you’re getting ready to go out, nothing can ruin your mood (and your look) the way a random dark spot on the face can!
It wasn’t there the night before! Where did it come from? Why is this even happening?
Your mind is probably racing with these thoughts and more as you struggle to cover it up and look your best.
But, before you do so, calm down!
Dark spots are natural results of ageing (no, we are not calling you old), and they occur due to hyper-pigmentation, a by-product of sun exposure. They are not hazardous to your health, but yes, they are definitely hazardous to your self-esteem.
Luckily for you, we know how to get rid of them! Keep reading to know more!
Laser treatment is a cosmetic treatment provided by many leading dermatologists. While you may have heard of laser treatment for hair removal, there’s a version of this treatment that’s great for getting rid of dark spots (and acne scars too).
Of course, this is a voluntary procedure so you must be sure you want to go through with it!
Speak to your dermatologist about side effects beforehand.
To be fair, chemical peels sound terrifying.
In this procedure, a dermatologist applies a chemical solution to the skin that makes it peel off so that new skin can take its place.
If you want to get this treatment done, just make sure that you’re getting it done through a certified skin specialist, and not through a random quack!
A high dose of the chemicals can end up burning or scarring your skin for good!
A powerful exfoliation technique, microdermabrasion is a popular treatment that you can avail from a dermatologist.
In this, a machine first sprays crystals onto your face, and then suctions them off to clean your face of all the dead skin cells.
It also helps boost your collagen production, which is great for women who want their skin to look radiant and youthful even in their 30s.
Don’t be fooled by the word surgery – this is a non-invasive procedure!
During this procedure, a dermatologist will spray liquid nitrogen onto the dark spots, and this will freeze the spots effectively. Once the spot freezes, it turns white.
The process of freezing may occur a few times, based on how stubborn the dark spots are. Once its done, the dark spots will form a scab, which will then peel off to reveal clean, gorgeous skin underneath!
Of course, there’s one caveat – you cannot pick or scratch the scab! Think of it as chickenpox for beauty!
Of course you can also explore a few DIY treatments like using lemon to lighten the dark spots, but do keep in mind that such treatments only work for very faint spots, and are not always permanent.
To get rid of your unsightly dark spots, get in touch with us for an expert consultation!