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Ways to Get Rid of Dark Spots on the Face

Verified By Dr Pallavi Gaddam Reddy June 12, 2019 2714 0

In today’s world of changing environmental conditions, growing unhealthy habits, stressful schedules, increased exposure to the harmful rays of the sun and pollution, our skin has to bear the brunt of it all. The most common condition that affects men and women of all ages is hyperpigmentation or the appearance of dark spots or patches on the skin. When harmful ultraviolet light penetrates the skin surface, it causes the epidermis to produce additional melanin, which is the compound responsible for pigmentation. There are several ways to prevent and cure hyperpigmentation, the simplest one being the religious application of sunscreen before stepping outdoors. But sometimes the problem may persist and in such a case the best thing to do is to consult a dermatologist or a skin specialist.


During a microdermabrasion session, a skin specialist gently removes the top layer of skin with the help of specialized tools that exfoliates the skin, lightening sun spots, discolouration and acne marks. It promotes the growth of new collagen. This treatment is relaxing and pain free.

Chemical Peels

This method promotes skin regeneration post the removal of the uppermost layer of skin. This procedure works under the same principles as dermabrasion. The epidermal layer of the skin is first eliminated, allowing new cellular growth that is devoid of melanin.

Laser Therapy

More and more people nowadays are opting for various kinds of laser treatments to treat skin discolouration. When the skin is exposed to the laser beam, the melanin absorbs the energy, causing the affected cells to disintegrate. This procedure is a slow, yet more permanent solution. One of the highly recommended skin laser treatments by dermatologists is the Fraxel Laser Treatment as it has the power to completely transform the skin and encourage healthy generation.

Natural Remedies

There are several simple ingredients and home remedies that are instrumental in reducing dark spots and blemishes. For example, the application of lemon juice is helpful in this process as it is acidic in nature which reduces pigmentation. Rubbing potato slices also helps in fading dark spots. Potatoes have natural bleaching properties that help lighten spots as well as blemishes. The starch in potatoes helps reduce pigmentation, while the enzymes in it promote healthy skin

It is essential that one addresses the root cause of the problem and find a long term solution to treat and diminish facial spots and blemishes. Sometimes the problem may not be superficial and in such a case it is vital that one consults a dermatologist and follows the correct course of action. Clear skin certainly makes one feel confident and positive because healthy skin is a reflection of a healthy you!

But sometimes the problem may persist and in such a case the best thing to do is to consult a dermatologist or a skin specialist.

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Verified By Dr Pallavi Gaddam Reddy
MBBS, MD, DVL, FDLS, Consultant Dermatologist & Specialist in Cosmetology, Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
8000+ Top doctors Associated and Apollo Hospitals is continuosly ranked as No1 Multispecialty Hospitals in India with best in class treatments for Cancer, Knee replacements, Liver Transplant, Heart, Diabetes, Kidney.

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