People who suffer from dyschromia, or pigmentation disorders, are often embarrassed and self-conscious about the discoloration of their skin, especially when it occurs on the most visible parts of their body. There are different dyschromia treatment options; however, Vitamin C iontophoresis is a natural alternative and recommended for sensitive, acne prone, and pigmented skin. Check out Metro Dermatology to get a dermatologist in the Bronx offering this natural treatment.
Vitamin C for Skin Health
Vitamin C is extremely important for healthy skin. It is an antioxidant which brightens skin pigmentation and even repairs sun damage. It also blocks tyrosinase, an enzyme which creates an excess production of melanin resulting in skin discoloration. The body produces collagen and elastin depending on how much Vitamin C it contains. Elastin keeps the skin protected while collagen softens skin to keep it healthy and glowing with a smoother texture by increasing blood flow to the skin.
Vitamin C Iontophoresis Treatment
Vitamin c iontophoresis is a dyschromia treatment which uses a combination of a concentrated Vitamin C solution and controlled electric charges to penetrate deep into the skin. Using oral Vitamin C is not powerful enough to treat dyschromia and Vitamin C iontophoresis addresses this problem. After the skin is cleaned, the Vitamin C solution is applied and a gentle electric charge is moved slowly over the area.
Benefits of Vitamin C Iontophoresis
Besides being a natural option to reduce pigment discoloration, the collagen production may reduce the signs of aging. It also improves the skin’s texture, reduces the appearance of scars, and decreases freckles. Along with lighter skin, it is an anti-inflammatory and increases skin’s natural healing ability by encouraging cell regeneration for a smoother surface and texture. There are no major side effects and any slight skin tingling or redness disappears quickly.
Most patients need weekly treatments for about three months to see the desired results and each session lasts for around 30 minutes. The concentration of a Vitamin C solution and electric charge boost penetration into the skin, helping to treat pigment discoloration more effectively. There is no pain or recovery time, allowing you to resume normal daily activities right away. A natural option with many great benefits, is Vitamin C iontophoresis right for you? Call Metro Dermatology in the Bronx to schedule a consultation for dyschromia treatment today.