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Pigmentation Reduction in Chennai

Pigmentation means coloring of the skin. Special cells in the skin make melanin. When these cells get damaged or become unhealthy, they either stop production of melanin or sometimes overproduce it. This over production of melanin makes the skin dark. Pigmentation can be of dark (hyperpigmentation) or light (hypopigmentation) patches on the skin. Pigmentation Reduction System is a transformative resolution that uses specialized services and products along with effective ingredients.

Types of Pigmentation

  • Epidermal (superficial) i.e. solar lentigos, freckles.
  • Dermal (deep) i.e. hori’s macules and naevus of Ota
  • Mixed - dermal/epidermal traverse through the superficial and deep layers i.e. melasma

Causes of Skin Pigmentation

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Aging process
  • Acne
  • Dry skin
  • Overexposure to the sun
  • Skin trauma.
  • Melasma
  • Dermatitis, Eczema
  • Treatment for Pigmentation Reduction

Dr.Senthil Sivaprakasam decides the treatment plan on the type of skin pigmentation, patient preference, and risk tolerance. He carries out a thorough skin analysis to understand the lifestyle and the cause of your pigmentation as there are different treatments for different types of skin pigmentation and facial pigmentation.

  • Chemical Peels - Chemical peels can be one of the best and effective treatments for pigmentation. They remove the top layer of damaged skin while promoting the growth of new, healthy skin. Chemical peels increase collagen production, thereby reducing the pore size. Many chemical peels use a combination of different acids tailored to treat the patient’s condition. Potential complications of a chemical peel are burning, itching or swelling.
  • Dermaroller – This treatment is effective in stimulating collagen formation, thereby reducing wrinkles and giving a charming and youthful look. It is made up of a small, solid wheel hooked up to a small stick that propels it backward and forwards across your face in small sections that divide larger sections of blood vessels with which the skin then responds to it by producing extra collagen to heal the punctures. This plumps up the skin and enhances the natural supply of blood giving a natural glow.
  • Mesotherapy - is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure used for treating skin conditions since 1952. This procedure involves insertion of small injections directly into the epidermis and mesoderm which helps to nourish and rejuvenate the skin thereby stimulating the production of collagen resulting in more radiant and glowing look. It is a quick and effective treatment for melasma/ pigmentation with less recovery time.

After Treatment

  • Doctor recommends UV protection/sunscreen with an SPF of 30+ with both UVA and UVB protection filters post treatment.
  • For cleansing, mild cleanser containing lightening and brightening agents is recommended.
  • Moisturizers containing glycolic acid with topical Vitamin C & E should be used in order to get long lasting results.

Conclusion

Although it is not life-threatening, it can be worrying and frustrating if not corrected timely as it can drain the Confidence and Self-esteem leading to severe emotional consequences. Thanks to Radiance who believe in a holistic approach in treating and controlling crucial pigmentation with specialized services that include highly effective ingredients and technologies. Sometimes a combination of chemical peels or lasers can say goodbye to pigmentation.

Authored By Dr.Senthil Sivaprakasam - Dermatology MBBS MD, Chennai