Can Acne Cause Hyperpigmentation?

Acne is a common skin concern which is caused by hormonal imbalance that can appear on the skin at any age. These bumps are possible to go by themself or using certain acne removal treatments. But, most of the time people experience dark spots after the acne goes away. Do these stubborn dark spots be the start of hyperpigmentation? Is there any connection between acne and hyperpigmentation that requires consultation with a skin doctor.

Dr. Rajdeep Mysore is a leading dermatologist in India. He practises at Charma Clinic, a clinic renowned for advanced skin treatments like psoriasis, eczema, melasma, and acne treatment in Bangalore. Based on insights taken from this skin expert, this blog is going to enlighten can acne be a cause of hyperpigmentation? So, go through this post carefully.

Overview on Acne   

Acne is the cyst made of natural skin oil, dirt, and impurities. These cysts in the colour of red, white and black may be painful and go for a longtime. But with the help of an expert of acne removal treatments these bumps are treatable. Regarding this some of the popular acne treatments include oral and topical medication, chemical peel, and laser technology. 

Once the acne goes either by themselves or using treatment, scars of the acne forms. These dark spots are a one kind of pigmentation caused by inflammatory acne. The hyperpigmentation leads to the dark skin tone. The uneven skin tone usually in the form of liver spots and melasma are stubborn to go. 

Cause of Hyperpigmentation after Acne

Inflammatory acne clogs the skin pores. Excessive deposit of dirt and impurities damages from fluid-based red and white cysts. These bumps damage the cells and tissues nearby to their skin. As a result release of melanin from those cells gets affected and hyperpigmentation occurs. 

Treatment of Hyperpigmentation Caused by Acne

The top-most popular pigmentation treatments are as follows:

  1. Chemical Peel

It is a skin exfoliating technique in which a chemical for pigmentation removal is used to extract the dirt impurities from the skin. The chemical used in this procedure stimulates the collagen and regulates the release of melanin from skin cells.

  1. Medical Facial

It is a multiple-step based skin lightening treatment. In this procedure of exfoliation the lightning produces deep penetration into the skin through medical devices. 

  1. Laser Toning

It is a laser based dark spot removal treatment. Deep penetration of the non-ablative Q-Switched laser lights into the dermal layer stimulates the damaged skin cells, correcting the melanin and collagen. As a result, youthful skin forms.

  1. Microneedling

It is a minimally invasive pigmentation removal treatment. In this method, sterilised tiny size stainless needles also called as derma pen stimulate the dermal layer of the skin. It heals the normal wounds and regenerates the skin cells. 

  1. Intense-Pulsed Light Therapy

It is photofacial laser therapy. Intense laser lights used in this procedure target the uneven darker tone of the skin and correct the melanocytes.  

  1. Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is an injection based treatment. In this method, natural products for skin rejuvenating and discoloured dark spots correction are used to inject beneath the infected area. Some of the natural products used in this method are Vitamin E and plant extract.

  1. Microdermabrasion

Similar to chemical peel, microdermabrasion is a skin exfoliation method. In this procedure soft exfoliation over the upper surface of the skin is used for better and deep penetration of the dark spots correcting active ingredients.

To learn about which treatment is best suitable to your pigmentation type, book an appointment with Dr. Rajdeep Mysore. He has 14 plus years experience in addressing a variety of skin concerns and providing their effective and best treatments. One can visit him for acne removal to pigmentation treatment in Bangalore. To avail of the benefits, pay a visit now!