Pigmentation Treatment in Chennai

Our specialized dermatologist understands exactly which type of pigmentation you have and helps you to improve the overall tone and texture of the skin by providing effective treatment in order to deliver the best results.

What is pigmentation?

Pigmentation refers to the coloration of the skin, determined by the presence of a pigment called melanin. It is a natural process that gives our skin, hair, and eyes their unique hues. However, when there is an imbalance in melanin production or distribution, various pigmentation issues can arise.

Hyperpigmentation occurs when certain areas of the skin become darker than the surrounding skin. This can be caused by sun exposure, hormonal changes, acne scars, or skin inflammation. 

On the other hand, hypopigmentation refers to areas of the skin that are lighter than the surrounding skin. Conditions like vitiligo, albinism, and certain types of fungal infections can cause hypopigmentation.

Pigmentation concerns can affect anyone regardless of age or skin type. They can be aesthetically bothersome, leading to a lack of confidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, there are various pigmentation treatments available that aim to restore a more even skin tone.

If you are dealing with pigmentation issues, it is advisable to consult with a dermatologist or skin specialist who can assess your condition and recommend the best pigmentation treatment in Chennai.

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Difference between Pigmentation and Hyperpigmentation:

  • Pigmentation: Refers to the natural colouration of the skin, hair, and eyes, determined by the presence of melanin.

  • Hyperpigmentation: Occurs when certain areas of the skin become darker than the surrounding skin due to excess production of melanin.

  • Hyperpigmentation can be caused by various factors such as sun exposure, hormonal changes, acne scars, or inflammation.

  • Pigmentation is a broader term encompassing both normal and abnormal skin colouration, whereas hyperpigmentation specifically denotes excessive darkening.

  • Hyperpigmentation often presents as patches or spots on the skin that are darker than the surrounding areas.

  • Pigmentation variations are influenced by genetic factors, sun exposure, hormonal changes, and certain medical conditions, while hyperpigmentation is primarily a result of increased melanin production in specific areas.

Types of pigmentation

Melasma

Melasma is a common type of pigmentation characterized by brown or greyish patches on the face, typically affecting women during pregnancy or due to hormonal changes.

Age Spots

Also known as liver spots or solar lentigines, age spots are small, flat areas of increased pigmentation that usually appear on areas frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, and shoulders.

Universal Vitiligo

This type of pigmentation occurs after skin inflammation or injury, such as acne, eczema, or cuts. It appears as dark spots or patches that linger after the initial irritation or damage has healed.

Causes for Pigmentation

Sun exposure:  Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays can trigger an increase in melanin production, leading to pigmentation.

Hormonal changes: Fluctuations in hormone levels, such as during pregnancy or menopause, can cause pigmentation irregularities.

Inflammatory skin conditions: Skin inflammation resulting from acne, eczema, or other conditions can lead to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Genetics: Certain genetic factors can contribute to pigmentation disorders, making individuals more prone to developing pigmentation issues.

Medications: Some medications, such as certain antibiotics, antimalarials, or hormonal treatments, may cause pigmentation changes as a side effect.

Skin Pigmentation Treatment in Chennai At Dr. Health Clinic

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses broad-spectrum light to address a range of skin concerns. It works by emitting high-intensity pulses of light that target specific chromophores in the skin, such as melanin or hemoglobin, without damaging the surrounding tissue. IPL can effectively treat various skin conditions, including pigmentation issues, sun damage, redness, and vascular lesions. The light energy heats and breaks down the targeted cells, stimulating the body’s natural healing response and promoting the production of new collagen. IPL treatments are versatile, and customizable, and can be performed on different areas of the body to achieve smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is a non-surgical treatment that utilizes a combination of unique pharmaceutical ingredients, natural medications, plant extracts, and vitamins. These are injected into the middle layer of the skin using a fine needle. It effectively addresses various skin pigmentation conditions, such as melasma, freckles, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The treatment helps inhibit melanin production, rebuild collagen fibres, and rejuvenate the skin. Optimal results are achieved with 3-5 sessions at regular intervals.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to remove damaged skin cells, resulting in skin exfoliation. There are three types of peels available: superficial, medium, and deep, depending on the strength and chemicals used. The procedure is non-invasive, typically lasting about 30 minutes. It effectively refreshes the skin, promoting a more youthful appearance. Multiple sessions, usually 6-8 with 15-day intervals, may be required for desired results.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a gentle exfoliation method that removes the surface layer of the skin, allowing for better penetration of active ingredients. It promotes cell revitalization, improves collagen production, and enhances skin elasticity and tone. Proper sun protection, including the use of broad-spectrum sunscreen and protective clothing, is crucial for combating pigmentation.

Fractional CO2

Fractional CO2 is a non-surgical treatment used to improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles, and address blotchiness.

Why Dr. Health For Pigmentation Treatment

  • Dr. Health Clinic is known for its expertise in providing effective and personalized melasma treatment in Chennai.

  • The clinic has a team of experienced dermatologists and specialists who understand the complexities of pigmentation and offer customized treatment plans.

  • Dr. Health Clinic utilizes advanced technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to deliver safe and successful pigmentation treatments.

  • The clinic provides a comprehensive approach to pigmentation treatment, combining various techniques such as chemical peels, laser therapy, and topical medications for optimal results.

Our Patients Reviews

Just wanted to share my experience as it has helped clear a good deal of my melasma. My melasma covered my forehead, a portion of both cheeks and my upper lip. I had been living with it for nearly three years and have dedicated the last two years to combating it in earnest. The most challenging area has been the upper lip however it too has lightened considerably. Those of you who live with the dreaded melasma know what happens when you spend too much time in the sun. The lip pigmentation treatment in Chennai, I took with Dr. Pranjal has greatly decreased my melasma and now it is far easier to cover with simple makeup. The mask that she prescribed removed the superficial layer each time thus allowing the medication to penetrate deeper. The treatment has improved the texture of my skin so overall my skin appears healthier.

Mittal Sha
Best results for skin pigmentaion. I have uneven skin tone. My skin is cured by 90% now. I am getting married in 2 months, hopefully it will fully go by then.
Naina Gill

After years of suffering from Melasma, spending lots of money, time and seeing many dermatologists with very little result, I consulted Dr Pranjal Shamsher out of desperation but was not hoping for much. But her medicines and treatment turned out to be very secure, effective and the patient can see obvious results in a few days, of course depending on the patient’s skin condition. I have been quite pleased with her treatment and have noticed quite a change in my skin. The follow up home treatment and packs and creams are also doing well with my skin.

Surya kamat

Frequently Asked Questions for Pigmentation Treatment

The number of sessions required for pigmentation treatment varies depending on the severity of the pigmentation, the chosen treatment method, and individual factors. Pigmentation treatments are generally considered safe when performed by qualified professionals using appropriate techniques and equipment.

Pigmentation can have a hereditary component, with certain genetic factors contributing to the likelihood of developing pigmentation issues. However, it is not solely determined by genetics, as external factors such as sun exposure and hormonal changes also play a role.

While pigmentation treatments can effectively reduce or eliminate existing pigmentation, there is a possibility of pigmentation returning after treatment. This can occur if the underlying causes, such as sun exposure or hormonal imbalances, are not properly addressed or managed.

Melasma is caused by over-activity of the melanocytes which secrete excess melanin. The excess melanin gets deposited in the outer layer of the skin causing butterfly shaped pigmentation on the face. Though the excess melanin can be removed from the surface, the overactive melanocytes secrete it again making the patch reappear. This becomes a never-ending cycle. To treat Melasma one needs to thus stabilize the overactive melanocytes than merely keep peeling the skin from the surface.

During a pigmentation treatment, you can expect a thorough evaluation of your skin condition, followed by the application of specific treatments such as chemical peels, laser therapy, or topical medications. The treatment may involve some mild discomfort or a tingling sensation, but it is generally well-tolerated. Results will gradually become noticeable over time, and additional sessions may be recommended for the best outcomes.