Dark skin correctors: What you need to know

What are dark skin correctors and do they really give you clear skin? Get to the bottom of the dark issues with this helpful guide of must-know details.

What are dark skin correctors?

Dark skin correctors target discolouration of the skin that often occur on visible areas of your body such as your face, hands and arms. While dark spots are usually harmless, many people feel self-conscious about them and want them removed.

Some of the primary causes of skin spots are sun exposure, acne scars, ageing, pregnancy, menopause and illnesses such as liver disease. There is a range of correctors designed to remove or help prevent dark patches.

Types of correctors

Many non-surgical dark skin correctors are available, and the right one for you depends on factors such as the seriousness of the issue and your skin tone. Over-the-counter products, including topical serums and creams you see advertised on TV, are the go-to for many people.

But, what works for one person may not work for someone else, and may not be a long-term solution. The best answer is to see a dermatologist to get an expert recommendation for topical products and treatments. You can also be prescribed specialist de-pigmenting creams that can help deeper and stubborn dark spots.

Non-surgical Treatments

Experienced aesthetic practitioners can carry out a range of treatments to target dark spots whilst renewing the skin. An effective option is a Skin Peel which works by removing the top layer of the skin using a chemical solution that encourages cellular growth for new, healthy skin to grow to the surface.

Some clinics offer laser therapy to tackle dark spots. Laser treatments use a beam of light which is concentrated on the target area to disintegrate the pigment caused by melanin below the skin's surface. Over several treatments, the dark spots can disappear. However, this is not always a favoured method as there is a high risk of Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation, especially with darker skin types.

Dermatologists understand how to treat your dark skin spots with minimal risk for the most effective results. Our team of dermatologists are happy to help you get on the path to clear, healthy skin in a safe way. Contact us today to book an appointment to learn more.

Image : "CALSpot" by T Gnaevus Faber - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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