Pigmentation

Pigmentation

Melanin is the pigment that gives our skin, hair and eyes their colours. The more melanin available, the darker the skin will be. Sun exposure and hormonal changes increase the melanin production in the skin, leading to pigmentation.

Common Types Of Pigmentation

Freckles

Tiny, flat, light brown pigment distributed randomly on the face. It tends to run in the family and may start at young age. More common in fair skin people.

Melasma

Also known as ‘mask of pregnancy’, because it tends to appear during pregnancy due to female hormone. Patchy flat brown pigment, distributed across cheeks, side of forehead and upper lip.

Age spot/Liver spot

Waxy, slightly raised brown pigment. It is caused by accumulation of sun damage in the skin, appears on sun exposed area and more obvious as we age.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)

Dark brown or black, occurs after injury/insult of skin causing ‘leakage of melanin’ into the skin. It is more common in people with dark skin type.

Treatments of Pigmentation

Cyspera

Novel pigment corrector cream consists of Cysteamine which helps in regulating melanin and improves pigmentation & complexion.

Microdermabrasion Facial

Deep cleansing and exfoliation by using fine crystals tip with gentle suction, to remove dead skin cells from the face.

Chemical Peel

Enerpeel exfoliates and enhances the regeneration of new skin.

Pico Laser

Advanced laser targeting melanin, where it shatters pigment into smaller pieces and ‘melts’ them.

IPL

Broad band light pulses targeting melanin to dissolve the pigment in the skin and brighten up the face.