Monday, August 23, 2021

How I Treated my Dark Spots

In my last visit at a derma clinic, I have a specific issue about dark spots that I consulted with the doctor since I observed that it got extra noticeable. I wanted to know whether there was a way to treat them and if they might perhaps be avoided or reversed.

Before we further discuss the treatment, let's understand first the causes of dark spots on the skin.

The overproduction of melanin in our skin is the cause of brown patches or dark spots. Melanin is the pigment responsible for the color of our skin, hair, and eyes which are produced by cells called melanocytes. Let's put it this way — consider melanocytes to be sponges that absorb sunlight. Your sponges will get increasingly saturated with melanin when your skin is exposed to more ultraviolet (UV) light.

These factors are the main reason why we could see dark spots on our skin:

Sun exposure
These patches appear as a result of sun damage. It could be that you must have not use sunscreen on a regular basis or may have been over-tanned in the sun, or tanning beds.

Hormonal changes
Being a woman is no easy task especially when our hormones are acting up. At one point in your life, you'll wake up in front of the mirror seeing yourself with noticeable brown patches. Melasma, a hormone-related discoloration of the skin on your face, could appear. It's quite frequent in expectant mothers, as well as those who take birth control pills. Brown patches form on the top lip, forehead, and cheeks, and are referred to as "the mask of pregnancy." It could also be simply be related to fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone levels that occur throughout the menstrual cycle too.

Medication side effects
Certain drugs can cause dark patches by increasing skin pigmentation.

Eczema, psoriasis, skin damage, and acne are only a few of the conditions that cause inflammation.

We accumulate more "age spots" or "liver spots" as we become older and these patches appear as a result of sun damage.

Although dark spots on the skin may not need to be treated, some people may wish to have them removed for cosmetic reasons. A dermatologist can prescribe treatments or procedures to lighten or, in certain situations, completely eradicate dark patches.

Different Option in Treating Dark Spots:
Lightening creams:
Over-the-Counter Lightening Creams:
These are easily accessible and mostly available such as kojic acid serums, vitamin C serums, Retinoids or Vitamin A derivatives, etc.

Prescriptions Lightening Creams:
There are also prescription-strength hydroquinone creams that work by bleaching the skin and tretinoin. There are also injectable skin lightening products that are available.

Laser treatment:
Lasers stimulate the production of collagen and exfoliate the skin gently by speeding up the cell turnover. Options are available in dermatology facilities but YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER to find the right provider to perform those treatments on you in order to avoid scarring or more complications.

Chemical peels and Intense pulse light (IPL) treatments:
Peels are also very effective in lightening and fighting sunspots by exfoliating getting rid of the top layer of damaged skin.

Oral Treatment:
There are dark spots that can easily fade with lightening creams however if you have been evaluated by your dermatologist with Melasma, then oral treatment that combats the condition is also recommended because you need to treat dark spots from within. Aside from topical creams, you may also want to look for a supplement with ingredients like procyanidin, vitamin C, Beta Carotene, and d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate help in fighting damaging free radicals that are triggering factors for Melasma.

The dark spots on my face recently were visibly darker compared to the previous ones I had so it really bothered me already. I was actually hesitant to consult and visit a dermatologist because as much as possible I just go out for essential needs.

But my assumption is true— I have melasma!

You bet, I went through a lot of research which ended me in discovering Pynocare, (Procyanidin + Ascorbic Acid, Betacarotene + d-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate) a dermatologist-proven effective to combat dark spots and melasma. 

It is specially formulated to address this as it has MSCC formulation - a combination of powerful antioxidants that target dark spots at their root cause and other damaging free radicals that cause overproduction of melanin.

Pynocare is the first-ever, safe and effective skin depigmentation capsule backed up by clinical trials done in Thailand and in Malaysia resulting in 85% efficacy. Subsequently, it underwent a clinical study which was also done in the Philippines by certified dermatologists of RITM. It was then published in the International Journal of Dermatology in 2008 and results show that Pynocare is effective for Filipinos with Melasma.

Apart from lightening creams, laser, and skin treatments which I’ve been religiously doing for 1.5 months— I started taking Pynocare for two weeks already and I’m super happy with the result—I can see an improvement in my dark spots! What I like best is Pynocare is 100% natural and consists only of ingredients that have long been proven effective — it's called the MSCC complex (Melasma Skin Clear Complexion) which is a patented combination of powerful antioxidants such as Procyanidin, Ascorbic Acid, Betacarotene + d-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate that can lighten dark spots.

I take it twice daily~ one capsule after lunch and another one after dinner. I'm excited and looking forward to seeing more improved results in the going days. One capsule per day is recommended after 2 months of intake as maintenance. Since I saw a result in as little as 2 weeks, I guess Pynocare will be a part and an addition to my daily supplements already. It is available in Watsons and all leading drugstores nationwide. A box cost (20 capsules) is Php 1,355 which can also be bought per capsule for only Php 67.75.

Try it and see the effect yourself! Share tome your experience too in the comments.

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