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Best Treatments for Skin Pigmentation in Pune

Skin health is a top priority for everyone as it factors into our confidence and the way we present ourselves. Skin pigmentation is one of the most common skin problems faced especially by those of us in sunny and tropical areas. 

Issues like uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation can be resolved with dedicated treatment regimens. Approaching a dermatologist for the right treatment protocol can help avoid frustrations of a trial and error approach experimenting with home remedies and OTC products that can prove counterproductive. Let’s explore some of the treatment options available for those suffering with skin pigmentation issues.

Skin Pigmentation

Skin Lightening Creams

Available over the counter, skin lightening creams inhibit melanin production and help reduce pigmentation.  Available on medical prescriptions from dermatologists, these creams are also available in gel forms and usually contain one or more of the following compounds: hydroquinone, kojic acid, and mandelic acid.

Who is the right candidate for this treatment?

These creams are prescribed for both men and women with age spots and are best suited for the treatment of discoloured skin patches. Though these creams take more time to show results than surgical methods, they are more accessible and affordable to people looking for inexpensive hyperpigmentation treatment.

Prescription-based Topical Treatments

Exfoliation to get rid of the old, dry cells is important for new cells to form the skin. Dermatologists recommend the application of face acids also called skin acids as one of the best treatments for pigmentation on face as it helps even out skin tone and makes the skin firm and smooth. The popular options are:

  • Glycolic acid
  • Azelaic acid
  • Kojic acid
  • Salicylic acid
  • Vitamin C (containing I-ascorbic acid)

Who is the right candidate for this treatment?

Face acids work best for those having fair skin tones and suffering from mild hyperpigmentation.

Retinoids

These are prescription medications derived from Vitamin A and are among the oldest forms of skincare creams used. Dermatologists recommend these medicines for pigmentation treatment, especially, those suffering from wrinkles and major hyperpigmentation problems.

Who is the right candidate for this treatment?

Though these medicines can be used by all, dermatologists prescribe them to patients with mild skin tones. If you have a darker skin tone, you must confirm with your doctor before its long-term use. Retinoids are often prescribed to treat wrinkles rather than hyperpigmentation, which means that its medicinal effect can rid you both of pigmentation problems and unwanted wrinkles.

Chemical Peel

This method is used to treat hyperpigmentation by removing the upper layer of the skin using a strong mild concentration of the acids in the chemical peel. Removing the dead skin cells on the upper layer reduces the depth and appearance of hyperpigmentation. 

Those with serious hyperpigmentation problems may continue using them for improved effect as the acid effect penetrates the middle layer of the skin to reduce extreme hyperpigmentation problems. Take care to avoid the sun while undergoing this treatment.

Who is the right candidate for this treatment?

Anyone irrespective of age or gender can undergo this type of treatment. Chemical peel treatment is advised most to treat:

  • Age spots
  • Skin pigmentation due to sun exposure
  • Melasma problems
  • Blotchy skin

Laser peel therapy (skin resurfacing)

Laser treatment for pigmentation problems is becoming easily common as dermatologists recommend using targeted light beams to treat hyperpigmentation. Generally, doctors rely on two types of lasers, i.e., ablative and non-ablative. The most intense is the ablative lasers that help remove the epidermis layer. The non-ablative laser beams target the middle layer of the skin to remove any deep effect of pigmentation, promote collagen growth, and tighten the skin around.

Dermatologists treat pigmentation with different types of lasers depending on the type of pigmentation, the area, and the level of recovery time. Lasers stimulate collagen growth in the underlying layers of skin. As a result of this, the skin tightens and the skin tone also improves. The types of laser therapy treatments include:

  • Q-switched Laser: This is a new technology that is highly safe and effective. The skin is exposed to a beam of light that only targets the melanin pigment and causes its breakdown. This does not affect the surrounding cells and can reach the deeper layers of the skin, giving an even skin tone.
  • Erbium Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet (Er: YAG) Laser: This laser has fewer side-effects when compared to the CO2 laser and can be used to treat hyperpigmentation as well as moles, wrinkles, and fine lines.
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL): Also known as a photofacial, this therapy requires multiple sessions and is effective for overall pigmentation issues, especially flat spots. This therapy promotes the growth of dermal collagen and is also effective against wrinkles and enlarged pores.
  • Alexandrite Laser: This laser uses the principle of photothermolysis and affects only the targeted lesion, leaving the surrounding skin cells unaffected.

 

Who is the right candidate for this treatment?

Hyperpigmentation laser treatment is sought by most looking for skin resurfacing treatment. However, those with fair skin must opt for ablative laser treatment options. The non-ablative treatment must be sought in case of extreme hyperpigmentation and discolouration of the skin.  

Microdermabrasion

This refers to the mechanical exfoliation of the skin’s upper layer to treat hyperpigmentation helps in improving skin tone and texture.

In this kind of treatment, a stream of microcrystals or a diamond head exfoliates the affected skin and rejuvenates it. It is a non-invasive technique that is carried out over multiple sessions to achieve the desired results. Microdermabrasion is appealing to many patients. It also has other advantages like:

  • Brightening up a dull complexion.
  • Improving uneven skin tone or texture.
  • Reducing age spots.
  • Reducing dark spots that can appear when acne starts to clear.
  • Toning down melasma

Additionally, dermatologists use microdermabrasion to enhance the results of anti-aging products and skin-bleaching products. This treatment aids the easy penetration of these products.

Who is the right candidate for this treatment?

Also called superficial scarring, microdermabrasion treats best superficial scars formed on the outer layer of the skin due to hyperpigmentation. Though dermatologists advise on the right pigmentation treatment, this treatment option is deemed best for those with fair skin complexion.

What Works Best for Your Skin Tone?

Dermatologists take care to perform patch tests of dark and dry skin that must be treated for improved skin quality. For example, lip pigmentation treatment begets a different treatment than the method used to treat a scar on the face or the delicate area under your eyes. Patch tests will reveal if the treatment is effective for your skin type. 

Since no skin tone is the same, the treatment options are also different depending on the complexion, seriousness of the pigmentation problem, lifestyle habits, and willingness to abide by the dermatologist’s advice.

Skin Pigmentation Treatment Cost in Pune

Pigmentation treatment in Pune is an inexpensive affair and easily accessible. The charges are solely based on the nature and seriousness of the hyperpigmentation problem. If the pigmentation is over a larger patch of skin, the costs incurred will be higher. The costs also depend on the kind of treatment protocol, topical application, retinoids, chemical peels will be more affordable than more complex procedures such as laser therapies.

Why Choose ClearSkin?

Too much sun exposure or lack of adequate skincare could turn disastrous with the appearance of dark spots and an unevenly toned complexion. We can help you recover your skin tone through evidence based treatment methods and are transparent about the expected results to ensure customer satisfaction. We pride ourselves in giving patients great care and guidance during the pre and post op stages, instead of treating it as a one time session.

We use the best-in-class skin pigmentation & tan removal technologies and machinery that are approved by the FDA standards. This ensures that the highest safety protocols are followed, and enables us to deliver great results for our patients.

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Hyperpigmentation FAQs

Can pigmentation be cured?

Hyperpigmentation is nothing but the excessive production of melanin. If the pigmentation can be treated or not depends on whether the skin is affected at a deper layer or at a superficial level. Rather than trying OTC creams or home remedies, your dermatoligist can prescribe the right treatment protocol for your skin type.

What are the treatments to get rid of pigmentation?

To get your pigmentation issue resolved, you need to consult your dermatologist who can guide you on what treatment option would work the best for you post analyzing your medical condition. That being said, most treatments aim to help you by 

  • Stabilizing melanocytes (specialized skin cell that produces melanin)
  • Discouraging the production of new melanin
  • Removal of excess melanin from the body

As per health experts, relying on a singular option like laser therapy, chemical reel, IPL, etc. isn’t encouraged to combat the pigmentation issue.  Instead, a combination of all the above modalities based on the type and factor responsible (for hyperpigmentation) can help you achieve positive results.

How would I know if I am suffering from melasma or hyperpigmentation?

Self diagnosis is inefficient and can be dangerous. It is best to let the dermatologists find out the nature and cause of your pigmentation, gauge the factors responsible for it, and decide on the right course of treatment. Experimenting with OTC medications and creams without consulting a dermatologist can aggravate the condition.

Why is my face darker than the rest of my body?

Our face skin produces more melanin compared to the rest of the body parts, so our face skin is generally a bit darker. The harmful rays of the sunlight can damage the melanin cells and as the face is more exposed to sunlight, it is the first to be impacted. If the melanin cells are disturbed or it becomes unhealthy then they start with excessive melanin productions. It can also result in patchy skin, you can get pigmentation on any part of the body including the face.

How much sunscreen should I use to avoid pigmentation?

Daily application of sunscreen is preferred especially in tropical countries. 

You need to apply sunscreen at least 20 to 30 mins before going outside in the sun.

Take a small amount of sunscreen and apply dot across the body and rub it in for enhanced absorption.

Apply your moisturizer after application of sunscreen. You can use any broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion.

In a day apply sunscreen atleast twice on exposed skin.

For Indian skin tone, it’s better to use SPF 30 to SPF 50 (skin protection factor).

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  3. Video Consulatation session duration - 15 min
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Timeline for Skin Pigmentation

 

Skin pigmentation may not always need treatment. However, many treatment modalities are available if you decide to undergo treatment. The following factors will differ as per the type of pigmentation -

  • Firstly, the number of sessions 
  • Secondly, the frequency of sessions 
  • Thirdly, the recovery time 

The treatment results are based on - 

  • First, the site
  • Second, the type of laser 
  • Third, the response of your skin to treatment

Do & Don't for Getting Acne

DO: Cleanse your face.
DO: Moisturise your skin.
DO: Stay hydrated.
DO: Use sunscreen daily.
DO: Follow a healthy diet.

DON’T: Pop and poke your pimples.
DON’T: Use excessive make-up products.
DON’T: Eat oily foods.
DON’T: Over-exfoliate.
DON’T: Scrub your skin too roughly.

Do & Don't for Getting Acne Scars

DO: Visit your dermatologist in the initial stages.
DO: Follow a healthy skincare regime to prevent acne.
DO: Use products that reduce inflammation and redness.
DO: Moisturise your skin.

DON’T: Over-exfoliate.
DON’T: Pop and poke your pimples.
DON’T: Try home remedies as they don’t work.
DON’T: Delay the treatment of your acne.