Pigmentation Treatment

Pigmentation Treatment

In simple words, pigmentation is considered as coloring. When talking about our skin, its color is determined by a pigment known as melanin. The production of melaninis undertaken by specialized cells present in our skin. Any damage or negative impact caused to these cells affect the production of melanin in our body and hence leads to skin pigmentation. It not only occurs in patches on different parts of the body but also affects the entire body,which can be treated with pigmentation treatment.

Neither the lack nor excess of melanin is good for the skin as:

  • The excess melanin production makes the skin look darker than normal.
  • Lack of production of melanin, in turn, makes the skin lighter than normal.

Hyperpigmentation

It is a common skin issue that affects people of all skin types. It is a condition where the skin starts to produce more melanin than usual. The result of which is the patch’s formation,whichappears darker than the skin surrounding them. Hyperpigmentation can take place because of medications like antibiotics, anti-arrhythmic,and antimalarial drugs.

Melasma – A type of pigmentation

Melasma, which is also called ‘the mask of pregnancy,’ is a kind of hyperpigmentation that can lead to brown or tan patches on the face, forehead, and stomach. Melasma affects typically the pregnant women or the one who takes birth control pills, but it can also affect men.

How to prevent pigmentation?

  • Avoid exposure to the sun and make sure to wear sunscreen whenever you step out of the house.
  • Do not prick at spots or acne after the injury as it can also lead to hyperpigmentation.

How can hyperpigmentationbe treated?

With the pigmentation treatment like laser resurfacing and chemical peels, the effects of melasma can be reduced.

Hypopigmentation

It is the condition where the skin becomes lighter than the usual tone of the skin. It usually takes place when the skin is damaged from blisters, infections, trauma, or burns. The areas lose the pigment, which in return makes the skin lighter. However, the normal color might come back, but it will take a longer time.

A Type Of Hypopigmentation – Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a result of lack of production of melanin in the skin. The lack of melanin production results in the formation of smooth white patches on the skin. The loss usually occurs when the cells responsible for the production die or stop to function.

How Can Hypopigmentationbe treated?

It can be treated by using medicines, topical creams, andpigmentation treatment. At Doctor’s Point, a consultation with our experts help to assess your condition accurately to establish what exactly is needed to improve the appearance.

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