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Skin is the most sensitive and delicate part of the body. There are a number of factors that cause discoloration of skin and this discoloration is referred to as Pigmentation. Fortunately number of treatments are also available for this purpose. These treatments include natural remedies, topical medications, cosmetic treatments and laser treatment. Before selecting any treatment it is important to consult dermatologist because only an experienced dermatologist can recommend the suitable treatment for Pigmentation in Dubai.
What is pigmentation?
Pigmentation issues are related to too little or too much production of melanin in the skin. Various conditions are associated with pigmentation.
In Melasma, dark brown patches occur on the skin. As Melasma mostly occurs during pregnancy, it is given the name of mask of pregnancy.
Freckles are also dark colored spots on the skin caused by clusters of melanin. Melanin is the natural pigmentation that provides the skin with its color. However, too much exposure the run can cause its clusters to form.
Albinism is type of pigmentation problem in which white or pink colored patches appear on the skin. Mostly this condition is heredity but sometimes albinism also occurs due to lack of melanin in the skin.
In Vitiligo spots of white color appear on the skin. The cause behind appearance of Vitiligo is loss of cells that produce pigments in the body.
Causes of pigmentation
Pigmentation is caused by variety of reason that often combine forces to make problems for the skin. These include
Exposure to sun without any protection can cause the over production of melanin and thus results in hyperpigmentation. Sunscreen can help in avoiding skin trouble.
Hormonal imbalance has a lot of ill effects and pigmentation issues also make it to the list. It is important to have the right hormonal levels for a healthy skin and body.
Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation often results in too much pigmentation being produced as a direct result of trauma received by the skin. Itis due to the activation of melanocytes that ultimately cause obvious marks on the skin.
When it comes to the treatment of pigmentation, there are a number of options that can benefit you. Topical treatments, laser treatment and cosmetic treatments, all are beneficial and effective but results vary from person to person. Consult our dermatologists for recommendation of appropriate treatment. The idea is to break down the buildups of pigmentation.
The commonly used options include creams that have hydroquinone, glycolic acid, kojic acid, azelaic acid and retinoid. These ingredients all inhibit the production of melanin to counter the pigmentation issues. Some of these options may be used together to achieve the intended outcome.
How to prepare for Pigmentation Treatment:
•Avoid excessive sun exposure, tanning is particularly prohibited
•Generously apply some broad spectrum sunscreen when going out
•Stop exfoliation for a couple of weeks before treatment
•Avoid any skincare products that can irritate your skin, especially those containing hydroxyl acid and retinoid
Laser treatment for pigmentation
Laser treatment is very effective and safe method for the Pigmentation Treatment on skin. Various lasers are used for this purpose that treat pigmentation without affecting the normal skin. This is because specific wavelength of laser is used that only targets the damaged part of the skin. Q –switched Nd:Yag laser is one of the several laser types that are in use for effective Pigmentation Treatment in Abu Dhabi.
Laser disrupts the pigment and also improves the production of collagen. One session of laser treatment for pigmentation might not be enough to get the job fully done.
Intense Pulsed Light
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is another effective and safe method for the treatment of pigmentation that uses wavelengths of heated light for the treatment. A broad spectrum light used in very specific wavelengths to target the pigmented spots on the skin without damaging surrounding area.
It effectively treats the pigmented spots caused by sun damage. IPL is non-invasive and painless procedure and one session takes 20 to 30 minutes only. Generally 4 to 6 sessions are required for the treatment. However the number of session vary from person to person depending on the severity of pigmentation.
Chemical peels are in use for the treatment of a number of cosmetic problems and pigmentation is one of them. These acidic solutions are applied on to the skin removing the dead skin layer. It is more suitable for pigmentation that affects the upper most layer of the skin.
The time required by the treatment to show its results vary from person to person. However the results are long lasting and touch up treatments can bring continuity in the results.
Microdermabrasion is very effective treatment for pigmentation trouble. In this this treatment, damaged skin is exfoliated with the help of a handheld device which sprays crystals at a controlled rate.
The pigmentation is removed and the skin becomes clearer. This procedure requires a little time for recovery with long lasting outcomes. Like other similar treatments, it needs to be performed a few times to fully correct the problem.
Post-procedure care and tips for quick recovery:
•Use cold compresses to minimizes any post-procedural discomfort, such as redness, itching and swelling
•Do not rub, scrub or massage your skin for 3-4 weeks at least
•Protect your skin from UV rays of sunlight
•Keep the treated area well moisturized to avoid crusting and scabbing
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