SKIN PIGMENTATION TREATMENT
Skin Pigmentation have different types. Before we speak of pigmentation therapy, it is crucial to understand the types of pigmentation that concerns you; the common ones being melasma, sunspots, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (scars).
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SKIN PIGMENTATION EXPLANATION
Melasma is believed to be caused by hormonal changes and may develop during pregnancy. Areas of hyperpigmentation can appear on any area of the body, but they appear most commonly on the stomach and face.
Also called liver spots or solar lentigines, sunspots are common. As the name suggests these are due to excess sun exposure over time. Generally, they appear as spots on areas exposed to the sun, like the hands and face.
POST INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION
This is a result of injury or inflammation to the skin. A common cause of this type is acne
UNDERSTAND ABOUT SKIN PIGMENTATION
The biggest risk factors for general hyperpigmentation are sun exposure and inflammation, as both situations can increase melanin production. The greater your exposure to the sun, the greater your risk of increased skin pigmentation.
Depending on the type of disorder, other risk factors for hyperpigmented patches may include:
Hyperpigmentation is an excess production of melanin, a pigment that gives skin its colour produced by skin cells called melanocytes. Several different conditions,factors or even drugs can alter the production of melanin in your body.
Although hyperpigmentations are generally harmless, many people wish to get rid of them. However ideally it is advisable to consult a doctor for diagnosis prior to starting treatment.
Pigmentation therapy comprises of different types, sometimes even in combination to yield an even and youthful complexion.
DIFFERENT TYPE OF SKIN PIGMENTATION
Topical creams and cosmeceutical are probably the most commonly used treatment modalities for hyperpigmentation. Topical creams and medication that contains skin lightening agents are helpful to control and reduce skin hyperpigmentation.Sunscreen with adequate SPF such as Heliocare would be advised to patients to prevent further sun damage to skin.
COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY PROCEDURE
Certain procedures can also help improve and lighten skin hyperpigmentation. Laser therapy (Medlite C6, Dual Yellow Laser, and carbon laser), Chemical Peels, Mesotherapy and Microdermabrasion and skin booster are some of the common aesthetic procedures targeting pigmentation concerns. Schedule a free consultation today with our trained aesthetic physicians to find out more about it.
However, in most skin hyperpigmentation combination therapy works best!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION ABOUT SKIN PIGMENTATION
Which treatment should I do?
This would require a thorough skin analysis and one-to-one consultation with our trained aesthetic physicians to tailor make a treatment programme that not only addresses your skin concern but gives you a lasting outcome.
What are the side effects of these procedures ?
Well some complain of slight redness and swelling immediately post procedure, otherwise it has an excellent safety profile
How many sessions would I have to do to see a notable outcome ?
This would depend largely in your skin condition. Skin care routine and habits. In most scenarios at least 6 session are advised for a desired and lasting outcome.