Pigmentation: Treatment Options and Precautiona

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Everyone has different skin tones. Dr. Sarita Sanke, a renowned dermatologist for pigmentation treatment in South Delhi, explains that there are two types of melanin in our skin: eumelanin and pheomelanin. A skin pigmentation disorder results from an imbalance of these melanins in the skin. However, with effective pigmentation correction treatments, one can regain a healthy and radiant skin tone. In this blog, we will learn about the various treatment options for pigmentation and the precautions one can take to prevent them.

Treatment Options for Pigmentation

  1. Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a skin resurfacing technique, i.e. with the help of certain chemicals, the surface skin is peeled, eliminating dead skin cells and damaged upper layer. Different chemicals are utilized depending on the needed level. Alpha hydroxy acids, such as lactic, glycolic, and fruit acids, are some examples. After the session of chemical peels, one must stay away from direct sunlight for some time, as suggested by the dermatologist.

  1. Microneedling

The procedure entails micro-puncturing the pigmented skin with a microneedling device that contains multiple ultrathin needles. The body interprets the micro-punctures in the skin as micro-wounds and sends natural growth factors such as collagen and elastin to the treated area to repair and regrow the skin and tissues, fading the pigmented spots and patches.

  1. Autologous Growth Factor Concentrate Therapy

This treatment involves withdrawing the candidate's blood and centrifuging it to separate a highly concentrated solution of growth factors from other blood components. The growth factors are extracted and administered as a sterile injection into the pigmented skin. It works by inhibiting the prostaglandins and tyrosinase enzymes that produce melanin while also promoting angiogenesis, skin regeneration, and rejuvenation.  

  1. Laser Treatment

The Q-switched Nd:YAG laser is one of the most effective laser types for thermally destroying excess melanin in the skin. The fragmented melanin pigments are naturally removed from the skin, leaving it lighter, brighter, and more rejuvenated.

Precautions One Must Take to Avoid Pigmentation

  1. Make sure not to pick up on acne or pimples because picking them leaves marks. One can use a gel based sunscreen that can prevent pigmentation development on acne marks.

  2. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen regularly and at frequent intervals so that the sun does not damage the skin. This can help prevent the skin from causing freckles or melasma.

  3. Treatments such as bleaching can be harmful and can worsen the condition of pigmentation. So excessive facials or bleaching must be avoided.

  4. Do not use over the counter fairness creams. Some of the creams contain sensitization agents or steroids, which can actually make the pigmentation condition much worse. Make sure to have a discussion with a dermatologist before picking up any cream. They can advise one whether to use those creams or not, or can even advise using medical cream, which would be more suitable for one’s skin type.

To learn more about the treatments, consult with Dr. Sarita Sanke, the best skin specialist in South Delhi. Visit the DermoRita Skin Clinic today.

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