Pigmentation – The True Cure with Homeopathy


Pigmentation also called as melasma or chloasma, facial pigmentation is characterized by brownish blotchy discoloration on the face that usually develops over a period of time. The pigmentation is due to the overproduction of the melanin (pigment that gives color to our skin) by the pigment cells called as melanocytes. Although melasma is a simple disorder and does not have any severe medical implication on the body but it can cause a severe cosmetic concern.

Pigmentation affects the forehead ,cheeks, upper lips and across the bridge of the nose and is characterized by dark skin-colored discoloration. This discolorations can occur in small patches called as macules (they look like freckles) or may occur in large dark brown colored patches. Occasionally it can extend to neck and upper arms. The incident of melasma is much more in women than men. Only one in twenty affected, is a male. Pigmentation usually starts between the ages of late twenties and forty. People with light brown skin complexion and who are living in conditions where the sun exposure is high, have a high susceptibility to develop it.

Pigmentation (Melasma) is usually of two types the epidermal or the dermal melasma. Epidermal melasma is a result of pigmentation in superficial layers of the skin- has a well defined border, is darker in color and responds very fast to homeopathic treatment. The dermal melasma which is a result of pigmentation in the deeper layers of the skin- has ill defined borders, is light in color and responds slow even to homeopathic treatments.

Pigmentation or Melasma occurs due to excess of pigments produced by melanocytes (pigment producing cells).This overproduction is stimulated by the female hormones when the skin is exposed to the sun. Genetic factors play a very strong role in the development of melasma.

Chronic or strong exposure to sun may precipitate discoloration and also worsen it. This is usually very difficult for the patient to realize, as the development of the melasma is a very slow process.

Homeopathy has a strong edge over the conventional methods used to treat melasma; the treatment of melasma with homeopathy is from inside of the body and is directed at removing the trigger factor which is stimulating the overproduction of pigment in the skin. Homeopathic medicine Sepia stands at the top of the table for treating melasma that is influenced by hormonal disturbances. Sepia acts very fast to treat the epidermal melasma caused by pregnancy. Homeopathic medicine Kali Carb also works wonders in treating post partum melasma. Thuja works for melasma that is induced by overexposure to sun. Dermal melasma’s are also treatable with homeopathy and but usually require a prolonged treatment before any sustainable and appreciable result is achieved.


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