Seven suggestions for treating diffuse gum pigmentation
7 Tips for Managing Diffuse Pigmentation of the Gums
Diffuse pigmentation refers to the span of the pigmentation. Areas of darker skin caused by excess melanin can appear just about anywhere on the body. It covers a specified area, and for our purposes, we at Britegums consider the condition as diffuse pigmentation when it covers the gum area, which then leads to increasing bleeding when teeth are brushed or flossed and in time, causes teeth to become loose until they fall out because there is nothing to hold them onto the dental arch with anymore after being shaved off from all the bleeding that takes place from eating and flossing.
1) Is your patient aware?
Diffuse pigmentation can be caused by a few things and one thing that is not always taken into consideration is how acidic our face products are. It’s important to know that some ingredients in our face products, like retinoids and chemical peels, can cause pigmentation problems if they make contact with the gums. This is something to be aware of when using these products or seeking treatment for them. However, there are many ways to address diffuse pigmentation so don’t fret! Here are seven tips on managing this type of condition:
– Face acids. Chemical peels and lasers can remove skin cells that have been affected by inflammatory conditions such as acne, rosacea, and eczema. Check with your doctor before trying any at home treatments though!
2) What does it look like?
Diffuse pigmentation is a skin condition that often appears as brown patches. It can appear anywhere on the body and has no specific pattern to it. There are many different causes of this condition, including genetics, sun exposure, hormonal changes and aging. Britegums recommends using products with face acids or retinoids in order to help fade discoloration over time. Chemical peels can also be used to lighten darker patches on the gum area. If you’re looking for a more aggressive treatment option, laser peels or IPL therapy may be able to lighten your skin faster than other treatments but it does carry more risk than chemical peels or lightening creams in some cases.
3) What are some causes?
Since there are various causes for diffuse pigmentation, it is not possible to provide a single solution. However, certain causes such as sun exposure, coffee consumption and smoking can be avoided. Other possible causes that can be addressed include face acids (such as from acne), Retinoids (such as from acne medication), chemical peel(s), laser peel, IPL therapy, microdermabrasion and dermabrasion. Some lightening creams may also help in reducing or eliminating the dark pigmentation.
Diffuse pigmentation is a common condition that affects people who have lighter skin. It can be caused by excess melanin, or an abnormal concentration of melanin. The condition typically appears on the face, but can also appear in other areas such as the gum area. In addition to being unsightly, it may also cause discomfort and make it difficult to eat certain foods like apples and tomatoes. Luckily, there are many treatments available to help deal with this condition, including chemical peels and laser peels. It is important to note that not every treatment will work for every individual so finding out which one is best suited for you may take some trial and error.
5) Treatment Options
An effective treatment strategy is to use a combination of treatments to get the best results.
1) Face acids. Retinoids are known as vitamin A products and can be used to lighten dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Chemical peels and laser peels, also called photorejuvenation, should be used with caution as they may cause excessive skin pigmentation or even skin cancer. IPL therapy, microdermabrasion and dermabrasion will remove surface irregularities but should not be used on darker skin tones. Lightening creams are often recommended by dermatologists for use in conjunction with other treatments.
6) What happens if you don’t treat it?
If you don’t treat it, then it can lead to permanent hyperpigmentation and blemishes on your face. The condition also increases your risk for oral cancer. Treatment options are available, but none are one-size-fits-all solutions. A treatment plan should be customized to address each individual’s unique needs.
7) How long does treatment last?
The treatment duration varies from person to person. Treatment sessions can be done in increments and typically last between 20 and 60 minutes per session. A series of 3-5 sessions is usually enough to see significant improvement.
1) If you have any face acids, retinoids, chemical peel, laser peel, IPL therapy, microdermabrasion or dermabrasion treatments at home make sure you wait at least two weeks before using them on your gums. These treatments are very potent and too much can cause skin irritation which can lead to more noticeable effects.
2) One great way to lighten your gum area is with a lightening cream that contains hydroquinone.
How do you stop pigmentation from spreading?
Use a chemical peel to remove the top layer of skin and lighten any discolorations. Retinoids may help reduce melanin production and can be applied as an anti-aging cream too! IPL therapy, microdermabrasion and dermabrasion are all possible treatment options that can lighten or remove skin pigments from your face. There are also many lightening creams available in drugstores that may work well with your skin type.