How can I lighten post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on my buttocks?
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) regardless of site is best managed by controlling any ongoing skin inflammation causing the pigmentation.
The actual PIH should be best left to resolve spontaneously over the next 6-18 months. PIH on the face tends to clear faster compared to those on the extremities.
Lightening creams containing hydroquinone and laser treatment may help to hasten the clearance process, albeit unpredictably and variably.
There are a few ways you can lighten post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) on the buttocks. I could suggest the following.
I would first suggest using topical hyperpigmentation products that have lightening effects. These include products that contain vitamin c, hydroquinone-based or various combinations of active ingredients.
Apart from that, I also use a modified TCA peel. This TCA peel may help to lighten and brighten the skin without leaving any downtime.
Lastly, you may choose to use light-based devices such as IPL and Lasers. However, light-based devices are generally more costly as compared to the other 2 suggestions.
It is important to consult your doctor first. That way, he/she will be able to correctly recommend you the suitable treatment to treat your PIH.
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