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You see notice your skin and see visible discoloration and freckles? Freckles and discoloration are two different things. the discoloration is often termed Pigmentation
Skin Pigmentation is the color of your skin due to an uncertain amount of Melanin which gives our skin, hair, and eyes unique color.
Your skin becomes dark or light due to the production of melanin.
A number of factors can cause skin pigmentation like sun damage, heredity factors, certain medications, hormonal changes, etc.
Who needs Treatment for Skin Pigmentation?
A number of factors can lead to the treatment of skin pigmentation. some of these factors are:
- in 80% of people, pigmentation is a cause of damage due to the sun.
- Deposit of excess melanin in the skin
- use of different medications can cause pigmentation
- hormonal changes in our body
- certain medical conditions like rosacea, vitiligo, stasis ulcer, etc.
Moreover, there are plenty of causes of uneven skin tone.
Let us take a look at the different types of skin pigmentation sp you can understand it better.
The different types of Pigmentation are:
- Melasma: This is the most common type which affects your face and causes brown patches. women are more affected as compared to men due to it.The major cause of this type of pigmentation is hormonal changes and excessive sun exposure.
- Vitiligo: It can affect any part of your body. often it results due to excess production of melanin. It can also cause a change in hair color.Due to this, you can observe lighter patches on your body. The cause of this type is uncertain, but most doctors attribute it to autoimmune diseases.
- Hyperpigmentation/ Hypopigmentation: The cause of this type is a temporary increase or decrease in the production of skin pigment i.e. melanin. It is due to skin trauma, a blister, or burn.
- Albinism: If there is not enough production of melanin, then you are suffering from albinism. This leads to little or no pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes. It is a heredity disorder, which means that you get it from either of your parents or both of them.
The treatment of pigmentation depends on the diagnosis of your dermatologist. Moreover, the underlying medical conditions.
Your skin specialist or dermatologist can suggest a course of treatment with the help of a diagnosis.
In most of the cases, when the underlying medical condition is treated, it resolves the skin pigmentation as well.
However, if the underlying cause is cancer, then you should immediately get treatment for it.
Treatment option for skin pigmentation are:
- Laser treatment
- Chemical Peels
- Topical Creams
Before using topical creams for skin pigmentation, it is important that you visit your skin specialist or dermatologist. It is important that they first diagnose the reason for pigmentation.
If there is no underlying medical condition, then you can use the topical creams as they prescribe.
Most of the time, when the cause of pigmentation is not any underlying medical condition, your dermatologist will prescribe topical anti-oxidants like vitamin C, retinol, and ferulic acid.
These creams work by increasing or decreasing the production of melanin as your skin’s requirement and increasing cell turnover simultaneously.
You can apply these creams at night needless to say that use them after medical consultation.
While many topical creams and sunscreen can prevent the damage due to pigmentation, there are many clinical treatments that you can revert to get rid of it.
Chemical Peels with alpha-hydroxy acid, goji acid, and micro-needling with vitamin C can be done by your dermatologist. Laser is also an effective way to treat pigmentation.
These work safely and effectively to reduce the appearance of pigmentation and post-trauma pigmentation.
The laser targets only the pigmented lesions in the skin which absorbs the pigment. the laser heats up and shatters the pigment.
Moreover, the pigment is drawn to the surface of the skin without harming the nearby tissue. Once drawn, the pigment fades away, dry o flake off the area of treatment leaving the skin even tone.
This procedure can be performed in two ways: Using Derma Rollers or Microneedling.
This treatment involves applying a small roller made of tiny needles to the surface of the skin. As a result, the roller creates tiny punctures or lesions n the skin to encourage collagen renewal and generation response.
This wound healing eventually stimulates new collagen and elastin formation. As a result of which the fine lines and pigmentation spots are less visible.
Chemical Peels are great for treating Skin Pigmentation. There are various types of it with different and multiple chemicals. Moreover, they also vary in dept and strength as well.
Procedure: During this procedure, your dermatologist will tie back your hair and they will clean your face and use eye protection gear.
Most often, they will numb the area with a topical anesthetic especially if you are receiving a deep peel. For deep peels, they will most likely give you an IV and your heart rate will be monitored.
Light Peels: These are a gentle form of chemical peels and use different chemicals like lactic acid, or Salicylic acid. This type of chemical peel is generally used for people with sensitive skin.
Medium Peels: These are more aggressive as compared to light peels. it may cause redness or irritation for a few days.
It uses TCA i.e. trichloroacetic acid which gives dramatic results. It treats mild to severe pigmentation, and other skin issues as well.
Deep Peels: This is the most aggressive type of chemical peels and gives drastic results. The chemical used is phenol and is one of the strongest peels.
It penetrates the deep layers of the sin and treats the signs of aging, deep-set wrinkles, severe sun damage, and pigmentation.
Post Treatment care
After your treatment, your dermatologist will advise you to take care of your skin. Keep these in mind to further reduce the risk of complication.
In case you had a laser treatment of micro-needling treatment, your doctor will advise you to stay at home and give your skin time to heal.
You might notice redness and irritation for some time, but it subsides with time.
However, if you had a chemical peel, your doctor will advise you to avoid exposure to the sun for at least 2-3 weeks and in case of deep peels for a month or so.
If you need to go out, then you should wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen for at least 30 minutes before leaving the house.
Excellent Service at Affordable Proces
At REPC Dubai, we aim to provide you best and affordable services that are effective and long-term.
Our qualified doctors and staff members make sure to treat you with the modern and latest technology so that you can see visible changes in the signs of pigmentation on your skin.
We make sure that we properly diagnosed you before the treatment so that further complications and risks can be minimized.
Why Chose REPC Dubai
We aim at providing our customers best and high-quality services. our team of specialized doctors makes tailor-made treatment plan and discuss it with our patients.
We aim to make sure that you are well taken care of before and after the treatment. Our doctors also look into your skin after the treatment to make sure there are no signs of pigmentation, bruising, or infection.
Everyone’s skin is different and all of them have different goals. At REPC Dubai we aim to provide you skin consultation that will give to enough information about the treatments that will best suit you.
Moreover, our specialized doctors will also discuss the treatment options and plans.
The results mostly vary as every skin is different. However, the majority of the skin treatments require no downtime. Your specialist will go through the post-treatment regime to fast-track your results.
Each procedure is different. For less invasive treatments like light and medium chemical peels, they are more immediate results. However, for invasive treatments like laser and micro-needling, it takes up to a month to see full results.
These treatments have long-lasting effects on your skin and are most often visible.
In most cases, your doctor will advise you to take care of your skin especially after the treatment.
Successful treatment of pigmentation hinges on strict sun avoidance. It may only take a few minutes with adequate protection to undermine weeks of treatment.
You may feel a slight tingling sensation during the treatment. depending on the type and nature of the treatment, your doctor will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area of treatment.
We make sure to minimize discomfort and pain during the procedure.
REPC Dubai s a leading and known specialist in laser and skincare technology providing safe and effective pigmentation treatments.
All treatments are carefully researched and FDA approved.