pigmentation Treatment in Bangalore

Skin pigmentation disorder can be a troubling and unsettling condition and it makes you feel despondent. To achieve a perfect complexion, it is crucial to ensure that your skin gets the necessary medical attention at the right time.

What is pigmentation?

Pigmentation is just a technical term that is a darkening of the skin, an innocuous condition that can be caused by superfluous melanin. The deposition of melanin protein pigment is produced by the melanocytes which were present in the epidermis and hair follicles and are responsible for providing colors to the skin, hair, retina, or mucous membranes.

One main reason for Increased melanin production is the sun exposure of the skin, hence resulting in a darkening skin tone in the exposed areas. Dark circles, acne marks, sun tanning, age, spots, or freckles all of which come under the umbrella of pigmentation.

  • Melanin deposit and skin tone are directly related to each other. A low deposit of melanin results in a fair skin tone, this condition is called Hypo-pigmentation.
  • On the other hand, high deposits of melanin make the skin darker and leads to dark spots, patches, or discoloration of the skin known as Hyper-pigmentation.

As noted above, this disease completely depends upon the amount of melanin pigment produced and stored in the skin.

The amount of melanin production depends upon individual genetics and exposure to sunlight. With high exposure to sunlight, more melanin is produced in the skin and vice-versa. More often, hormonal changes are also responsible for melanin production.

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Causes Skin Pigmentation

The factors that contribute to increasing in melanin production are responsible for this disease. Some of the factors are:

  • Excessive UV Exposure Sun’s ultraviolet light is the major cause of the uneven increase in melanin pigment. Sunburn leads to discoloration of the skin and even increases the risk of skin cancer.
  • Poor Liver function ailments like fatty liver or cirrhosis lead to hyper-pigmentation, Inactive kidney functioning which produces toxins in the body leads to skin color changes and Gall bladder ailments like Jaundice leads to yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes.
  • Skin injuries – An inflammatory reaction on the skin due to cuts, bruises, the improper technique of hair removal, or depilatory creams.
  • Hormonal changes – Female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone leads to excessive production of melanin due to various reasons like taking birth control pills or even during pregnancy or even when the skin is been exposed to the sun.
  • Taking certain medications – Medications like tetracycline, antibiotics, retinoids, and chemotherapy can also have possible causes for pigmentation.
  • With aging, the skin becomes thin and translucent and decreases the pigment-containing cells(melanocytes). Hence the strength of the skin reduces, and dermis blood vessels become fragile leading to darkening and bleeding in the skin.
  • Disease of the gastrointestinal tract – Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lactose intolerance, or like.

Excessive UV Exposure Sun’s ultraviolet light is the major cause of the uneven increase in melanin pigment. Sunburn leads to discoloration of the skin and even increases the risk of skin cancer.

Poor Liver function ailments like fatty liver or cirrhosis lead to hyper-pigmentation, Inactive kidney functioning which produces toxins in the body leads to skin color changes and Gall bladder ailments like Jaundice leads to yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes.

Skin injuries – An inflammatory reaction on the skin due to cuts, bruises, the improper technique of hair removal, or depilatory creams.

Hormonal changes – Female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone leads to excessive production of melanin due to various reasons like taking birth control pills or even during pregnancy or even when the skin is been exposed to the sun.

Taking certain medications – Medications like tetracycline, antibiotics, retinoids, and chemotherapy can also have possible causes for pigmentation.

With aging, the skin becomes thin and translucent and decreases the pigment-containing cells(melanocytes). Hence the strength of the skin reduces, and dermis blood vessels become fragile leading to darkening and bleeding in the skin.

Disease of the gastrointestinal tract – Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lactose intolerance, or like.

Types of skin pigmentation

There are two broad categories of pigmentation conditions as mentioned above. Hyper and hypo pigmentation and in these two there are different categories of pigmentation. Let’s check it out!

Hypopigmentation

This condition occurs when the production of melanin is in a modest quantity. The types of illnesses are as below.

Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a term used to describe the condition of excessive secretion of melanin production and hyperpigmentation treatment in Bangalore is depend on the types of illnesses and condition of the skin.

Skin Pigmentation Treatment in Bangalore

There are different types of treatment available for every type of pigmentation. These includes:

IPL

  • IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light or called photo-rejuvenation or photo facial which is a non-invasive treatment to cure many types of pigmentation as it involves the use of light to absorb melanin (dark pigment) and hemoglobin (the red blood vessels).
  • The first and foremost step is to do some pre-procedure steps that need to be taken before proceeding with the therapy the patient’s skin is cleansed, and a cold gel is applied to the area to improve the conductivity of light.
  • Intense Pulsed Light plays an important role to nullify the results of sun exposure by applying the beam of light on the affected tissue and helping to improve overall skin texture and tone. The pulsating light energy is focused on the discolored patches of the skin. The unwanted melanocytes have been destroyed by the heating effects on the most affected area and by the thermal destruction of the topmost pigmented skin cells.
  • The pulsated light energy also promotes collagen which provides strength and resistance to the skin and the skin layers get restored from beneath after 10-14 days. In the last step, the skin is thoroughly cleansed and protected with a UV protection cream.
  • After some days, clear and brighter skin will start to be visible. But before that, immediately after completing the therapies, the affected area may show up with some redness though one can use makeup to hide the area.
  • It’s advisable that patients should protect their skin from direct sun exposure or other harsh materials that can be a factor to develop skin pigmentation over time.
  • This treatment is highly advised for fair and olive skin tones. On the other hand, people with dark to very dark skin tones are not at all suitable for therapy.

Mesotherapy

  • This treatment is not a surgical treatment, but this treatment uses unique pharmaceutical ingredients, natural medications, plant extracts, and vitamins that are injected under the surface layer of the skin. With a very fine needle, this composition is injected into the middle layer of the skin.
  • Mesotherapy is more efficient and helps in the removal of free radicals and in managing skin pigmentation conditions like melasma, blemishes, freckles, post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation, and many more. It results in rebuilding collagen fiber and rejuvenating the skin.
  • This treatment inhibits melanin production and to get optimum results the mesotherapy should be done at least 3-5 times at regular intervals to get brighten the skin.

Chemical peels

  • By applying a chemical solution to the affected skin area like on the face, hands, or on the neck, the damaged skin cells are removed or peeled off which is one of the best skin exfoliation treatments. This cosmetic procedure is non-invasive and can take about 30 minutes and the end results will be seen visibly seen like refreshing and youthful-looking skin.
  • There are in total three chemical peels available something Superficial, Medium, or Deep peels depending on the chemicals used like alpha-hydroxyl groups or trichloroacetic acid or glycolic acid, or phenol but do not require anesthesia since it’s a non-invasive procedure.
  • The chemical peel is selected based on skin condition and based upon the strength of the chemical being used and the peel’s effectiveness. This therapy takes 6-8 sessions to complete at the time interval of 15 days or as prescribed by the doctor.

Microdermabrasion

  • This method is very effective for causing soft exfoliation of the surface layer of skin by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30+ and PA+++ rating) or by applying moisturizers and helps keep the body hydrated.
  • This allows better active-ingredient penetration. It also helps in cell revitalization, improving collagen production, skin elasticity, and tone.
  • Eating an antioxidant-rich diet and covering the skin with proper clothes to avoid direct sun exposure and using perfect sunscreens also play very important ways in fighting pigmentation.

Fractional CO2

It’s a non-surgical treatment that is used to improve texture, wrinkles, and blotchiness.

Why Dr. Health Clinic for Pigmentation Issues

  • Dr. Health Clinic provides various pigmentation treatments by understanding the patient’s skin and by examining the medical reports.
  • Dr. Health clinic patients’ reviews will exhibit to you the best results provided by the doctors for the pigmentation issues with zero side effects and with optimum results.
  • You should schedule a consultation with the skin doctor for the best pigmentation treatment in Bangalore if you have any concerns or uncertainties about your pigmentation.

Our Patients Reviews

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

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 treatment 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
I took the dull skin treatment at Dr Health and my skin is radiant and glowing. I never could have imagined such quick results. my skin has a youthful look and a silky touch to it. loving my skin! thank you doctor!
Ayush Yadav

Frequently Asked Questions for Pigmentation Treatment

Pigmentation disorders are diagnosed using an ultra violet lamp which establishes the severity and depth of pigmentation. The pigmentation is then categorized into epidermal, dermal and compound types. The epidermal and dermal forms of pigmentation usually respond best to antioxidants, exfoliating agents and sun protection methods. Because of its deep-seated nature, the compound type of pigmentation however is of the resistant type and requires an integrated approach involving several therapies.

Treating Melasma is not like treating just any other form of pigmentation. The common notion is that all kinds of pigmentation can be just abraded off by peeling or scrubbing the skin surface. However constant irritation due to scrubbing can only make Melasma worse. Melasma responds best to non- invasive methods. For Mild cases over-the-counter products which help in reducing the activity of the pigment producing cells can help. For severe cases a combination approach is generally more effective. For those who suffer from sun allergies, a broad-spectrum sunscreen usage is important for successful management of Melasma.

The duration of treatment may vary depending on the severity & depth & chronicity of the pigmentation. When it comes to treating a patient with Melasma, it is important to adhere to the three Ps for maximum results – Patience, Persistence and Precaution. Patience is necessary as there is no magic medicine to peel the Melasma from the surface. Melasma responds better when it is treated both internally and externally. Persistence is necessary in the form of ongoing skin care to maintain the results of the treatment and prevent relapses. Precaution is the third important thing. Exposure to sun and harsh chemical peels need to be avoided as they trigger inflammation and worsen Melasma. Following the three Ps can bring better and lasting results.

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.