Are you having few black and brown hyper pigmented macules on your face where you were having acne few days back? Are you confused what these dirty spots are?
Uh-huh, these are post acne hyperpigmentation spots.
If you’re experiencing post acne hyperpigmentation, you aren’t alone occurs when dark patches develop after a blemish has healed. Although hyperpigmentation is harmless, it can be frustrating to deal with.
Keep reading if you want to know more about post acne hyperpigmentation spots and their treatment options.
What Is It?
Hyperpigmentation is not harmful but you need to see the Dermatologist if you are suffering from it. Dermatologists will prescribe few of the following treatment options.
Hydroquinone works as a bleaching agent that helps to get rid of dark spots and also works by slowing down production of melanin. This ingredient works best for darker spots on all skin tones, but you may need to avoid it if you have sensitive/allergic skin
Retinoids are vitamin A derivatives. These work by going deep beneath your skin to even out skin tone and texture and also known as definite treatment for aging skin
For post acne hyperpigmentation, chemical peels work by reducing the appearance of dark spots as they peel off epidermis that contains dead skin and if the spots are much deeper ,then you need to visit a dermatologist for professional peel application.
Niacinamide is a Niacin (Vitamin B3) derivative. Its ability to aid in water retention and increased collagen production makes it a good option. It replenishes the dead skin if used twice a day for at least 8 weeks.
Kojic Acid (fungal derivative) is considered a natural bleaching agent. It’s often used for dark aging spots, so it works best for brown-colored pigmentation from acne for dark tone skin.
Dr.Sayyam Azam is certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (U.S). During her specialized training,she was involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers and chemical peels. As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state of art Aesthetic Centre (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.