Microneedling and scar adoction
Hi Maria, I have got lots of pimples for my teen age .. Due to that i have ended up with scars and my skin is dark .. So when i consulted a dermatologist i was given sortret for 3 months and after the acne got reduced microneedling and scar treatment was done and was advised to stay away for Sunlight for a week & i stayed at home for almost a month but after that when i started coming out for my normal work i have started getting getting pigmentation in the areas where the treatment is done (cheeks)...
and then i have started using melacare cream which gave good results but another dermatologist asked me not to use that and advised me with Kojivit gel and sunban with spf 50 but my skin is getting more darker now a days , and pathes of pigmentation in some areas ..Pls advise whether kojivit gel can be used ???
Hi Anto, there is nothing wrong with Kojivit Gel if it works for your type of skin. It has kojic acid as its lightening agent which is also a safe ingredient.
I'm not sure how much sun exposure you're getting between 10am-3pm daily, because this is the primary cause of dark pigmentation, especially for healing acne scars.
Of course you are welcome to try our whitening products but if it's Melacare that works for you better than Kojivit, then stick to it. You should also get a higher SPF sunscreen (there are SPF70 and higher) because you are prone to skin darkening.
Too much sun exposure because can make all your efforts futile. Skin under a skin lightening process is sun sensitive and can get darker than before. This is where it usually gets wrong. You should get minimal sun exposure and wear sunscreen whenever outdoors, re-applying every 2 hours for prolonged sun exposure.
Avoiding too much sun is actually a good thing whether or not you're in a skin lightening regimen or not. Because sun damage gives us premature wrinkles, freckles and age spots.
Hope that gives you a better idea.