There are a variety of cosmetic treatments available to treat uneven skin tone. Uneven skin tones can be caused by diet, acne, ultra violet rays from the sun, age, and hormones. There are topical creams and home remedies to treat most of these conditions.

Uneven Skin Tone Treatment Options

Some who suffer from uneven skin tone, prefer, to put the treatment in someone else’s hands, like their dermatologist. There are some cases that require being treated by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon as well. For whatever reason though that you may have been looking into cosmetic treatments, here are some options you may want to consider.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels have been around for centuries to provide natural and beautiful skin and improve uneven skin tone. Although it is one of the oldest skin treatments, some people don’t know what it is.

A chemical peel is where an acid-based solution is applied to the affected or damaged skin causing it to be dissolved, promoting natural skin growth. This treatment can reduce or erase uneven skin tones, as well as, scars, and acne.


Microdermabrasion often gets confused with dermabrasion, but microdermabrasion is not as aggressive a treatment nor does it penetrate as many layers of skin.

In microdermabrasion treatments the skin is blasted with tiny non allergenic crystals to remove the very top layers of skin. This treatment can erase dry cracked skin, signs of aging, light scarring, and uneven skin tone.

A cheaper option is to try a skin lightening cream. These are designed to fade dark spots and restore natural skin tones evenly. We highly recommend using Meladerm which can be found here.

Intense Pulsed Light

Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments, are similar to laser treatments in that a high intensity light is used. With IPL the light is typically applied to the skin using a wand.

The pulsed light is sent into the top layers of the affected skin, breaking the bonding cells, so the skin will flake off. This treatment promotes new skin growth and thereby improves uneven skin tone. When considering this treatment, you should be aware that a sedative and/or local anesthesia is typically administered.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Laser skin rejuvenation is used to remove the damaged skin or discolored skin by laser. The laser, breaks up the molecules that hold the skin cells together layer by layer, until you are left with smoother, more beautiful skin, and reduced uneven skin tone. This treatment also requires a sedative or local anesthesia.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Most people are familiar with acupuncture therapy, not many are aware of it as a cosmetic treatment for uneven skin tone, rosacea, sun spots, and other types of unwanted skin pigmentation. Acupuncture is a natural cosmetic treatment.

In acupuncture treatments, needles are put in precise locations of the body and the face to create an inner balance and improve your skin’s elasticity and healthier natural skin tone.

After the needles are taken out, you will be given a facial massage using a specialized blend of natural oils. The massage aids the effects of the acupuncture as well as improves blood circulation. This all together helps to promote healthy skin and reduce uneven skin tone.

Final Thoughts

You should speak with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon if you have any questions or concerns about your condition or are considering one of the aforementioned treatments.

While most of these treatments have little to no side effects some may leave the skin red or swollen (this usually subsides with a day or two), sensitivity, and in rare cases scarring, and discoloration of the skin. Always consult your doctor if you are concerned.

Always consult your doctor if you are concerned about your uneven skin tone.