What is Pigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition. It just means that there are darker patches of skin around your face and/or body. This is usually caused by excess melanin production and is sometimes triggered by hormone fluctuations or even acne scars. Whether these spots stay for a while or stay forever, depend on your skin and lifestyle – but lucky for you, there are already a bunch of treatments ready to help you lessen your skin’s pigmentation.

What Is It & How It's Done

Sometimes skin pigmentation can manifest as a lighter shadow around patches of skin on your face – that means it’s probably treatable by some home regimens such as lightening creams, and acid-based products like kojic acid, salicylic acid, or Vitamin-C infused products.

But there will also be times that the pigmentation has gone pretty deep that you will need help from experts – that’s where skin resurfacing, chemical peel, microdermabrasion, and the like come in. It’s always best to consult your dermatologist so they can determine which process will work best for your skin type & skin condition.

But regardless of which process you opt for, the goal remains the same to bring out a more vibrant and youthful you!

What to look forward to

When going through pigmentation treatments, you will see a wide range of skin lightening and brightening. You ‘ll see dark spots slowly lighten or even vanish. You’ll see acne scars possibly disappear, and you’ll see an over all glow on your skin.


Using home remedies or DIY treatments for pigmentation usually only comes with minimum after effects. That means so long as you follow the instructions and be extra gentle with your skin, you should be fine. But, for those who have undergone a more tedious process for pigmentation treatments such as chemical peels, laser treatments or microdermabrasion, you will need to follow an aftercare routine as prescribed by your derma. This usually comes with a soothing balm, moisturizer, spf, and sometimes cold packs – depending on your skin’s reaction.