Hyperpigmentation is defined as unusual darkening of the skin which occurs due to over production of melanin. This type of pigmentation can be either localized to just the face or even involve the whole body. Facial melanoses (FM) is one of the most common skin pigmentation problems in Indian patients, causing aesthetic disfigurement along with considerable psychological impact.
There are 2 types of pigmentation.
Type 1:This occurs when the skin is overly exposed to sunlight. Ex; Melasma, Freckles
Type 2: In this condition, hyperpigmentation occurs due to an injury or cut, insect bite, chicken pox, inflammation, and burns on your skin. It also happens post Acne.
Common causes of facial melanoses are Melasma, Lichen Planus Pigmentosus, Erythema Dyschromicum Perstans (EDP), Riehl’s melanosis, Erythropoiesis and Poikiloderma of Civatte.
Estique clinic is acknowledged as the best skin clinic for pigmentation treatment in Gurgaon. Dr. Neha takes a detailed history and examines the patient to identify the cause and type of pigmentation.
The diagnosis of this generally depends on clinical features. However, in some few cases if affirmed as hyperpigmentation, Doctor may take a skin sample or biopsy to examine it further and derive the cause of pigmentation in your skin.
Preventive actions like wearing sunscreen, limiting sun exposure, using hats and scarves are extremely helpful in managing hyperpigmentation.
Management includes prescribing various topical medicines, application of sunscreen along with procedures like:
Healthy glowing skin is what we all yearn for. Instant power radiance treatment at the Estique clinic leaves you with immediate glowing and rejuvenated skin. We begin the treatment by doing exfoliation of the skin using microdermabrasion using a diamond tip.
In this treatment, we introduce small droplets of cocktails of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins through microneedles into the deeper layer of the skin to give nourishment to the skin.
The Laser beam targets the pigment present both superficially and deeper in the skin resulting in a lightening of the skin. It acts by selective photothermolysis and the resulting thermal injury results in new collagen formation which leads to skin rejuvenation as well.
Chemical peel treatment is a popular procedure these days where a chemical agent or combination of agents of defined strength will be applied to the skin which helps in remodeling and regeneration of the skin, improved texture and surface abnormalities along with the pigment reduction.
Pigmentation can be removed. For proper management identifying the cause of pigmentation is key. After diagnosing the cause of pigmentation, a customized treatment is planned. Preventive measures like wearing sunscreen, avoiding sun exposure is essential. Its also important to maintain the results since pigmentation can recur. Doctor will guide on maintaining the results. Book an appointment with our doctor to get the best pigmentation treatment in Gurgaon
Pigmentation could either be due to sun exposure, post inflammation or due to underlying systemic problems. Melasma, Freckles, Lentigens could occur post sun exposure. Post inflammation in the skin hyperpigmentation can present like post acne, chicken pox, cut or injury to the skin. Some of the other causes of pigmentation are Lichen Planus, Frictional melanosis, Acanthosis nigricans ,Erythema Dyschromicum Perstans (EDP), Riehl’s melanosis, Erythropoiesis and Poikiloderma of Civatte. Treatment is planned only after knowing the cause.
Free radical damage which leads to oxidate stress is an important cause of increased pigmentation in melasma. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and helps fight free radical damage and hence helps in preventing pigmentation.
Human skin is naturally slightly acidic, with a pH between 4.5 and 5.5. Lemon juice is a much stronger acid, with a pH of about 2. Because of lemon juice's low pH, it can cause irritation, redness and contact dermatitis. Lemon juice and other citrus fruits can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. So, if you apply it to your skin and head outdoors, you could get a painful chemical burn.
The Laser beam targets the pigment present both superficially and deeper in the skin resulting in a clearance of pigmentation . Laser Pigmentation Removal works to safely and effectively reduce the appearance of freckles, pigmentation, and post-trauma pigmentation including acne scars and age spots. It’s a painless, quick procedure with no downtime.
Cost of pigmentation treatment depends from individual to individual. There is no one size that fits all. Once we identify the cause of pigmentation, treatment is planned and cost varies according to that.