Irrespective of age, every woman and man desires to have flawless skin. But with the growing chances of skin infections, skin diseases, genetic disorders, environmental changes, and chemical contamination in day-to-day use products can hamper this dream in most of us. Being the outermost part, our skin is prone to various damaging factors that change its suppleness, texture, and color, degrading our overall beauty. The most common effect of any skin ailment is the change in its pigmentation or color tone.
Change in skin pigmentation causes it to develop spots and patches that are either darker or lighter than the natural skin color. Sometimes, these conditions also indicate a deeper, more serious systemic problem.
Though there are various allopathic treatments for skin pigmentation, the medicine of homeopathy has proven to be more efficient in treating such skin pigmentation disorders. But before we discuss why you should visit a homeopathy clinic in Pune to treat these disorders, let’s first look at the most common causes of skin pigmentation in both men and women today.
What Are The Common Causes of Skin Pigmentation?
When the cells called melanocytes that produce melanin pigments get over-stimulated or damaged, it results in the formation of dark spots, patches, and pigmentation disorders. Following are some of the most common skin pigmentation disorders.
With age, our body undergoes various hormonal changes, which can trigger skin pigmentation disorders. In women, such hormonal changes prominently occur during pregnancy, while in men, they mostly occur when going through puberty.
Some of these hormones trigger the melanocyte cells that produce enough melanin to maintain an even skin tone. Consequently, an abnormal change in these hormone levels causes the melanocytes to either underproduce or overproduce melanin at certain regions, leading to dark or light spots and patches.
Our skin produces vitamin D by absorbing sunlight which is an essential nutrient for our body. But sun exposure also triggers the production of melanin, causing the skin to tan or darken. And excessive exposure to the hot sun and its UV rays have a further degrading effect on the skin.
Excess sun exposure can cause the following skin pigmentation problems:
- Sunburn – a type of reddish skin discoloration, usually common to fairer skin tones
- Age spots, liver spots – dark spots on the face, neck, décolleté and arms
- Photo-melanosis – a patchy pigmentation on the face, neck, back, and arms
Melasma refers to a skin condition in which the cells that produce melanin pigments get damaged or imbalanced. The symptoms include greyish-brown marks on the facial skin. Also known as Chloasma, it usually affects the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin. The patches tend to be symmetrical on both sides of the body and are darker than the natural skin tone.
Women are more prone to this condition during pregnancy. Therefore, melasma is also termed as a “mask of pregnancy.” Women with brown skin between the ages of 21 and 40 are at higher risk of developing this condition.
Women suffering from Thyroid disorders, hypertension, and diabetes are at higher risk of developing hyperpigmentation. These underlying causes make the melanocytes hyperactive, leading to excess melanin production. Medicines that are taken for such medical problems may also cause round, dark patches on the skin.
Too much exposure to the Sun can also cause hyperpigmentation on the arms, face, neck, and ears in the form of dark patches over time. It can also occur as a post-inflammatory result after a primary allergic rash has been resolved.
Vitiligo is another immune disorder that causes milky white patches all over the skin. It may develop from a small region or occur all at once. It does not cause any physical damage to the skin, except for the death of melanocytes. Vitiligo can be non-segmental or segmental. Non-segmental vitiligo appears as symmetrical patches on both sides of the body, while segmental vitiligo remains localized in one area of the body without any symmetry.
Though it can cause white skin all over the body, it is more likely to develop over parts that are more exposed to sunlight, such as the hands, feet, face, and arms.
Freckles are small brown spots on your skin prominently seen in sun-exposed areas. It is caused by a combination of genetic predisposition & sun exposure that leads to excess melanin production. Common freckles are quite harmless.
It is more common in people with brown hair and a fair complexion. Freckles also can appear in children as young as 1 to 2 years of age. They become darker after sun exposure & lighter in winter.
Homeopathy For Skin Pigmentation Treatment
Homeopathic medicines have proven effective in treating different skin conditions. The homeopathic treatment approach is focused on tracking down the root cause of skin pigmentation to cure the disease.
It is always safer to eliminate these skin conditions with gradual and permanent cure rather than opting for expensive allopathic treatments which offer temporary results.
Following are some of the benefits of Homeopathy treatments that allopathic treatments cannot promise.
Curing The Root Cause:
Homeopathic medicines mitigate the production of melanin, improve your skin, and ultimately stop the further occurrence of the skin patches. But before that, it treats the underlying autoimmune conditions or physical infections and diseases to prevent the recurrence of pigmentation.
Offering Life-long Results:
The final effects of homeopathic medications are almost permanent that never revert or fail to prevent the recurrence of a pigmentation disorder. This is why the homeopathic treatment courses are relatively long in duration and slower to take effect.
Taking Personal Care:
Allopathic medicine offers a generalized treatment with the same medications assigned to several people without proper analysis. Contrarily, in homeopathy, your past and current physical state, along with psychological analysis, are considered medicines that are created to cater to your unique skin conditions.
Treating Multiple Diseases At Once:
As homeopathic medicines treat and boost your immune system, they also treat other diseases associated with immunity problems.
Causing NO Side Effects Or Complications:
Homeopathic medicine is derived from naturally occurring elements that do not cause any side effects or allergic reactions when taken as prescribed. These pills are more effective and flavored to taste good, so even kids can enjoy them.
From Our Expert:
As an expert homeopathy doctor in Pune with years of experience in homeopathy science and medicines, Dr. Smita Patil advises people not to avoid the initial symptoms of skin pigmentation disorder. At Peachtree clinic, we examine your skin to determine the root cause of your disease and address it with well indicated homeopathic medicines with an individualization approach. For all your skin-related concerns, you can book an appointment with our expert homeopathic skin specialist in Pune today.