There are certain conditions that lead to skin problems, which can have a lasting or permanent impact on the skin and appearance. Severe acne, pigmentation and Melasma are some such issues and they negatively effect a person’s self-esteem and confidence. However, it is possible to treat these conditions and restore not just looks but self-assurance as well.
Darkening or appearance of brown spots on the skin is termed Melasma. It is more common in females and frequently occurs during pregnancy. Areas of the skin exposed to the Sun get patchy and tanned. Hereditary factors, hormonal changes like thyroid disorders and stress may also lead to Melasma. The tarnished skin looks unseemly and when this pigmentation appears on the face, the appearance undergoes a drastic change.
Lightening (hypo-pigmentation) or darkening (hyper-pigmentation) of the skin due to a disorder of cells called melanocytes, which produce melanin, is called pigmentation.
It occurs due to UV exposure, vitamin or fatty acid deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, skin diseases like psoriasis, medicine or chemical reactions or trauma. Treatment for pigmentation on face is crucial to a person’s well being, as these conditions have a huge psychological impact on the patient.
PIGMENTATION AND MELASMA TREATMENT- PROCEDURES
Modern medical science and technological advancement have enabled doctors to find solutions for skin problems, which would have resulted in permanent damage in the past. Now that the source of the problem i.e. malfunction of the melanocytes, has been identified, Melasma and pigmentation are now treatable. The treatment procedures available are:
- Laser: Laser equipment is highly specialized to target specific conditions. For Melasma treatment in Delhi, Q- Switched Laser is used. In only a few sessions, appreciable results are seen in the skin complexion, texture and smoothness.
- Chemical peels: A chemical solution, containing phenol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or alphahydroxy acid (AHA) is applied to the skin. It replaces the outermost layer of the skin that is damaged and newer layers take its place, leaving the skin smooth and clear.
- Microdermabrasion: This technique utilizes a device called a sandblaster, which sprays crystals on the skin. The sanding process removes the dead layer of the skin and revitalizes it. It is a simple and completely non-invasive technique, which lessens pigmentation and Melasma over a few sittings.
The choice of procedure used depends on the type of skin, extent of the conditions and the assessment, which needs to be thorough and conducted by an experienced doctor. Dr. Hema Pant is the ideal choice for Pigmentation treatment in Delhi. She is proficient in all the latest and innovative procedures and has consistently worked towards perfection in her field.
What is melasma?
Melasma is a skin condition which brings about in a tanned and tarnished skin. This ailment principally targets the females particularly during pregnancy. The parts which are extremely exposed to the rays of the sun get affected with this disorder. The evident symptoms of this condition entail unequal patches and dark spots. The unprotected zones like chin, cheeks and upper lips are the most affected parts. Excluding sun exposure, the other causes embrace the hormonal vicissitudes and heredities to some extent. Some individuals having thyroid sickness also get melasma consequently. Melanocyte a stimulating hormone is being overproduced owing to stress and thus contributes towards the outburst of this specific disorder.
What is pigmentation?
Pigmentation refers to the inexplicable darkening (hyperpigmentation) or lightening (hypopigmentation) of the skin. Causes can frequently be identified as UVR exposure, trauma, medicines, a chemical substance or hormonal and Vitamin A & C shortages. And not forgetting indispensable fatty acid deficiencies. Other reasons prompt skin diseases such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. Normal skin contains cells called melanocytes that create melanin, the brown skin coloring pigment of the skin and when these melanocytes are either atypical or strangely disseminated, it leads to pigmentation problems.
What is laser for melasma and pigmentation treatment?
Lasers (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) are springs of high-intensity monochromatic comprehensible light that can be used for the treatment of abundant dermatologic illnesses as per the wavelength, pulse features and fluence of the laser being used and the nature of the melasma or pigmentation that has to be treated. At the clinic, we use the best Q-switched laser for melasma method so that you can be sure of getting a clearer, smoother and more elegant skin complexion that can help you to radiate in the crowd of so many people. Various treatment sessions may be needed in order for the patient to accomplish laudable outcomes.
How can chemical peels treat melasma and pigmentation?
Certainly, melasma marks are very stubborn and cause immense stress. One of the feasible solutions to chase off melasma is by chemical peel. In this procedure, a chemical solution is applied to the affected area. The chemical solution eradicates the damaged outer layer of the skin. It is very effective for persons ogling for ways to eliminate skin inadequacies like pigmentation on account of melasma and pigmentation. Phenol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) are some of the chemicals used in this treatment.