Seven Solutions for Skin Pigmentation Problems

by Alexandra Kilpatrick

skin pigment problems

From freckles to acne, skin pigmentation problems are common, but there are easy treatments you can undergo to show your skin the special care it needs to revitalize.


These facial solutions gently exfoliate the skin's superficial external layers. This exfoliation regenerates skin, lightens pigmentation and improves texture. Peels used to treat pigmentation issues include glycolic acid, lactic acid, trichloroacetic acid and phytic acid peels. About five to six peel sessions are usually required to see improvement in skin pigmentation, with maintenance sessions scheduled regularly thereafter.


This procedure mechanically exfoliates the outermost layer layer of dead skin cells, including some pigment-containing cells. Microdermabrasion can accompany and improve the application and success of prescribed topical medications in treating pigmentation. About eight to 10 bimonthly sessions are required for visual improvement, with maintenance sessions thereafter.

Q-switched NdYag laser

Often used for birthmarks like the Nevus of Ota, this laser procedure targets pigment in the epidermis to lighten the skin. With minimal discomfort, patients can see improvement with multiple weekly or monthly sessions.

Fractional laser

This laser treatment, FDA-approved for use as an adjunct in the treatment of melasma, generates microbeams that create channels through which melanin-containing debris is extracted from the skin. Dermatologists give these treatments at four- to six-week intervals under topical anesthesia.


This injection of a cocktail of skin-lightening medications, such as glutathione, vitamin C and peptides, into the skin's middle layer achieves high concentrates of actives at the site of the pigmentation problem. Five or six treatments at three- or four-week intervals are needed to see marked improvements.

Cosmelan and Dermamelan

These depigmentation treatments, designed to target stubborn pigmentation and diminish or lighten blemishes, each consist of both an intensive peeling phase and a home care skin regimen. The treatments, which cause noticeable improvement within four to six weeks, also rejuvenate the skin and give it a healthy glow.

Obagi Nuderm and Obagi-C Rx system

These intensive home skin care treatments help correct and improve stubborn blemishes and age marks within four to six weeks. The treatments are not safe for anyone allergic to hydroquinone.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about pigmentation treatments or other skin care treatments, schedule a consultation with one of our representatives. They will help you locate a skin care specialist in your area today!. Take your healthy skin to a new level, with help from Healthy Skin Portal!

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