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Pigmentation is one of the biggest skin concerns of women after wrinkles. Products to remove pigmentation patches is high on everyone’s list after a certain age. A lot of creams claim to lighten these dark patches, but are they worth the effort and the money? And if not this then what?

WHAT IS PIGMENTATION?

This is a condition that makes the skin to seem lighter or darker than rest of area. There are many factors that could be responsible for this. Hormonal changes, exposure to the sun, free radicals are just some of the reasons why your skin develops patches that make you older. Dark spots uneven and patchy complexion are all signs of pigmentation.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?

  • Melanin is a pigment in the skin that produces colour. In this case, increased levels of it can cause pigmentation.
  • Sometimes an injury, or an inflammation especially after a treatment, like laser.
  • Too much exposure to the sun.
  • Hormonal changes that cause melasma.

WHO IS AT RISK?

‘Pigmentation is most common in people with a complexion that is olive to darker. In some cases it could be hereditary. So if your mother was prone to pigmentation patches then you may develop them too.

HOW CAN ONE PROTECT AGAINST IT?

Sunscreen is the best form of protection one can have against the pigmentation. It is very important to wear a sunscreen everyday which has UVA and UVB protection.

PIGMENTATION TREATMENT AT ALLURE:

At Allure, your skin is first examined by the doctor and then topical applications are prescribed .Prescription creams are usually a combination of hydroquinone with retinol. These help the skin to shed the pigmented cells. The results take longer to show, sometimes even weeks or months. Never ever buy these products after reading about them on the internet. Sometimes hydroquinone concentration is high in some creams, this can also cause pigmentation. Hence it is imperative to consult a specialist.

Chemical peels:

At Allure, our team of expert doctors first examine your skin and discuss the line of treatment. They will also tell you the benefits and the possible side effects of the treatment. A simple technique is used which involves the application of peels under the guidance of a skin expert to improve the appearance of the skin by removing the outer layer and allowing new skin to appear in affected parts. A solution is applied to these parts or some specific areas that helps the skin to exfoliate and ultimately peel off. The new skin that comes is healthier, smoother and blemish free with less wrinkles. The solutions used in the peel may contain tricholoracetic acids (TCA), alpha hydroxyl acids, or phenol. The number of skin layers that get affected is determined by the solution ingredients and its concentration. The different types of chemical peels according to their ingredients and their specific strength. The effect of the peel is also depends on the basic facts like how long it remains on the skin.

Micro dermabrasion:

In this procedure tiny exfoliating crystals are sprayed on the affected skin to remove the outer layer. It helps to tackle problems such as dull skin and brown spots, and spots that occur due to age. This procedure makes the skin softer and brighter. It exfoliates and rejuvenates the skin.

Fractional laser treatment:

Allure skin Clinic is equipped with state-of- the art advanced treatments which are the best for acne scar removal. Fractional laser treatment is a non-invasive treatment that works at both the epidermal and dermal layers. This can be used on all skin types and patients. It helps to remove old and pigmented epidermal cells and to stimulate the collagen remodelling and resurfacing.

Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person depending on medical history, age, gender and lifestyle.The client needs to follow the program as prescribed by Allure Aesthetics Experts

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