When talking about skin bleaching, most people think of products that are used to lighten the entire surface of the skin. Though this is one of the common uses of bleaching agents, it’s also important to know that they can be used to treat other pigmentation disorders as well. Some of the common pigmentation problems that respond well to bleaching include:
You can get scars from a variety of reasons including injury and chemical irritation. In such cases, one of the body’s response to the injury is to increase the amount of superficial skin tissue over the wound, and to also deposit a lot more melanin in the area as well. In some cases, this resolves and you end up with an even skin tone, but it is also possible to find that the scars stay in place for long.
In such cases, you can use skin bleaching agents over the scarred areas to reduce the amount of melanin. Depending on the severity of scarring, this could lead to simple reduction in the darkness of the scar, or complete resolution of the scar such that your skin will not show signs of scarring again in future.
If you have suffered from acne before, one of the results of resolution is that you may end up with regions of discoloration on your face. This is usually a result of the inflammation that causes damage to the skin. Typically, a single episode of inflammation which then resolves should not result in the formation of scars as the skin will heal itself.
In acne, however, this process is repeated many times over, resulting in damage even to the deeper structures of the skin. Once the acne is controlled, you may be left with skin that has unattractive spots which may contain more melanin than the rest of the skin. In this instance, you can use a skin bleaching agent to balance the pigmentation, so that you end up with an even skin tone on your face.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation refers to a condition where the skin has regions of over-pigmentation as a result of one’s immune system attacking the skin. This is common in conditions such as autoimmune disorders, or when you use skin care products which you are allergic to. In such cases, a very severe inflammatory reaction could ensue, and leave your skin with dark blotches once it has resolved. Proper skincare and the use of high quality bleaching agents can hasten the process of depigmentation of these areas so that you end up with a more even skin tone.
These are just a few of the many pigmentation problems that can be resolved through the use of a skin bleaching agent. The key issue to consider if you are planning on using one is to pick a product which has been tried and tested, and which has no dangerous chemicals in it as well. These types of bleaching agents tend to have other ingredients which improve the overall health of your skin in addition to reducing the melanin in the affected areas.