Removing Unwanted Pigmentation
Skin pigmentation is the result of over-production of melanin, a skin pigment used to protect skin from sun damage. As we age, melanin production increases due to a number of hormonal and other factors, and we are more likely to develop permanent brown patches as a result of sun exposure. These can be gradually lightened using creams containing the bleaching agent hydroquinone, or they can be gradually removed through a series of cosmetic peels. ?Pigmentation may fade visibly with the first treatment, but may take several more treatments over a period of weeks to completely vanish.