Now we know the types and causes of dark spots, it’s time we find out how to remove them! With a little research, you can find many ways to counter this annoying problem, but we do recommend trying natural treatments before going to treatments that would require machines.
Skin Lighteners: For brownish marks, skin lightening ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, hydroquinone, kojic acid, or liquorice could help to reverse hyperpigmentation and prevent further discoloration. Go for products that are labelled “dark spot remover” or “intensive dark spot corrector”, or just check the labels and see if you can find these ingredients among the contents.
Lasers: Skin lightening ingredients don't work as well for pink or red acne marks that are not related to the skin's pigment or melanin. These should be treated with sun protection and can be lightened significantly using a laser called a pulsed-dye laser that targets hemoglobin (red pigment). It usually takes three treatments to make them go away completely but they can lighten up significantly even after just one treatment."
Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is a procedure that uses very fine crystals to "sandblast" the dark spots off your skin, (think: sandpaper.) A new layer of skin grows in place of the skin that was removed. Treatments are usually done once a month over several months.
Chemical Peels: For obvious improvements, ask dermatologists about chemical peels. A chemical peel is a treatment which uses the application of mild solutions for skin refinement and regeneration. Peels can be used to treat the dark marks or very mild scars left over from acne. Multiple treatments are usually recommended for best results.
Non-invasive Facials: There are facials that focus on eliminating dark spots with natural ingredients. The Japanese pigmentation expert- Shakura offers this service with a result guarantee just after the first session.
Visiting an expert to find out what is the best treatment you need is highly advised. Get second opinions instead of directly visiting any aesthetic clinics because the procedures might cause a fortune and you might not even need such drastic measures! Choose wisely.