Pigmentation is a skin condition where the skin darkens (dark spots), acquires freckles and uneven skin tone which result from aging, sun exposure, or hormonal changes. As over-the-counter cosmetic products like creams, lotions, masks, and scrubs may fail to produce the desired results, clinical pigmentation treatment at Dr. VJ’s Cosmetic Surgery and Hair Transplantation centre is an excellent solution for skin pigmentation.
Pigmentation & Your Skin
Pigmentation means coloring. Humans get their skin color from a pigment known as Melanin. This melanin is produced by the Melanocyte cells. Due to genetic or environmental factors, these cells may get damaged or diseased causing a condition known as vitiligo (white patches) whereas in other cases like aging, wear out of the skin cells, dark spots or freckles may occur which may distort the natural appearance of your skin.
Hyperpigmentation is another aspect of pigmentation, where there is excessive pigmentation of the skin or in other words, circular or irregular darkened circles on the skin. Much as hyperpigmentation can result from cosmetic procedures like laser therapy, phototherapy, and chemical peels, hyperpigmentation can also occur due to an underlying medical condition, environmental factors, and aging.
Once you realize darkened circles or uneven toned skin, this is an indication that you require pigmentation treatment. At our advanced cosmetic centre, different tests are performed in order to ascertain the cause of pigmentation in case it doesn’t result from aging. Depending on the cause of your pigmentation problem, different forms of Pigmentation Treatment in India are available to provide a new skin appearance without freckles. These include;
- Laser therapy
- Limelight Photofacial
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy
Any treatment is provided depending on the extent of pigmentation. These treatments aim at exfoliating the top layers of the skin to remove the dark spots, improve blood circulation to the skin which provides an improved facial appearance.
Which Parts can be treated?
Pigmentation usually occurs in the facial region, whereas others may experience it on the hands, neck, shoulders, back, or even the full body. All the different parts of the body can undergo pigmentation treatment as long as the right treatment plan is followed meticulously.
Preparing for Pigmentation Treatment
Skin specialists provide a couple of instructions to prior to the treatment. Your treatment may get postponed in case taking certain treatments, supplements, or generally weak.
It is vital to avoid sun exposure and tanning prior to the procedure or you may even be asked to wear SPF before moving out.
Multiple sessions will be scheduled in case there severe pigmentation.
During Pigmentation Treatment
Depending on the type of treatment technique, the doctor will prepare the skin by administering anesthesia or by sedation. In the case of laser therapy, light from a laser is modulated and focused towards the skin where it penetrates into the skin to remove the dark spots.
With Microdermabrasion, a specialized device is passed all over the skin to remove the irregularities slowly by slowly.
What happens after the Treatment?
Temporary side effects like skin tingling, burning or irritation may occur. There are also possibilities of infections, scarring, the creation of darker or lighter spots.
Pigmentation Treatment Cost
Since there isn’t a definite plan for Pigmentation Treatment Cost in India, you will have to consult a dermatologist first to know about your treatment concerns such as the sessions, pigmentation severity among others.
Are results for a lifetime?
Pigmentation treatments can eliminate any chance of recurring pigmentation, but in case of Hypopigmentation, your skin may require other treatment procedures.
It is essential to use sunscreen lotions, and better ointments to prevent the freckles from recurring.