Pigmentation refers to certain skin conditions which cause the skin to appear lighter, darker than normal, or blotchy and discolored.
The main cause of skin pigmentation disorders is the overproduction of a pigment called Melanin in the body. Melanin, produced by melanocytes, is the pigment responsible for the color of our hair, skin, and eyes. It protects the body by absorbing ultraviolet light from the sun.
What is the procedure for skin lightening?
The following are the methods available to lighten the skin:
- Chemical peels : peels lead to faster skin maturity, making it easier to peel off older and darker skin. As new layer of skin comes up, desired skin lightening is achieved.
- Micro-dermabrasion : This skin lightening treatment involves gently sloughing off the surface layer of the skin using a diamond tipped wand removing dead and sun damaged skin cells.
- Advance Q-switch Laser : Is used to remove unwanted brown spots, sun freckles, or tattoos from your skin. The laser energy pulse, which is in billionths of a second, releases the pigment into the skin so it can be naturally reabsorbed and disposed of by the body.
- Photo Facial : Quick and painless, the photo-facial treatment can treat and reduce the extent of skin conditions like hyperpigmentation, excessive sun-damage, wrinkles, age spots and other signs of aging, broken capillaries, acne, brown spots, birth marks etc.
What is the post treatment care to be followed?
It becomes very necessary to take extra care of your skin after skin Lightening treatment.You should follow dos and don’ts religiously as advised to you by the doctor.
Avoid exposure to the Sun.
After skin Lightening treatment skin becomes very sensitive for some time so you should avoid the exposure to sun. In case you have to go out apply a good sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going out.