Friday, March 20, 2015
What Moms Need to Know About Skin Pigmentation
Getting exposed in the sun is the major cause of discolorations and problems of the skin. This why frequent use of sunscreen is advised. Exposure to radiation and ultraviolet rays can also cause skin pigmentation. These may come from indoor lights, computer monitors and television screens. Wearing moisturizers with SPF may help the skin combat against them.
Lentigo or lentigenes is a skin condition that is common among ageing women. Lentigo simply means a freckle while lentigenes means multiple freckles. Solar lentigenes is a term used by dermatologists to refer to freckles resulting from sun exposure. Other terms for this are sun spots, age spots and liver spots. Some over the counter toners and creams promise erasure of these age signs. BUt only few users of such products affirm postive results. Utilizing laser technology is much more effective than topical cures.
Melasma is another discoloration that plague the faces of most women. Yes, you read that right. Melasma usually happens among women than men. Unlike lentigenes, this condition spares men and enslaves women with patches of dark skin on the cheeks, chin, forehead and even on the lips. This is also caused by too much exposure to sun. Tanning procedures which are often undergone by Caucasians results to this condition too. Effective melasma treatment happens with the use laser than application of any bleaching cream.
Acne scars also comes with discoloration. This is primarily because the facial skin acquires small lesions and some sort of darkening after it has been picked on. Depending on the depth of the scars, microdermabrasion may work as an effective option in removing them. There are times though when the dermatologist would suggest laser techniques particularly in the presence of dermal scars - these are the scars that have seeped deep into the skin layers.