Are you experiencing brownish skin discolorations or dark, splotchy patches at your skin? You may be suffering from what is a common complaint known as skin pigmentation. A number of women have skin pigmentation problems relating to hormone changes and sun exposure.
Skin Pigmentation Disorder Types
Hypo pigmentation or loss of skin pigmentation is a condition where the body does not produce sufficient melanin. Sometimes after an ulcer, blister, burn, or infection heals; the skin loses some of its pigment in that area.
Albinism leads to a situation of wherein the person has light skin, white or pale yellow hair and gray eyes. It’s usually the result of an inherited recessive trait.
Vitiligo is another form of hypo pigmentation caused by the loss of pigment-producing cells in the skin. These white patches are very sensitive to the sun. This skin pigmentation disorder affects nearly 2% of the population and is more evident in those with darker skin.
Hyper pigmentation is a condition where the body produces too much melanin thereby causing to become darker than usual. Hyper pigmentation can occur due to excessive sun bathing or drug reactions. Many a time wounds and scars leave a darker patch of skin. Birthmarks, moles, and aging spots are also indications of hyper pigmentation.
Melasma is a hyper pigmentation condition from a fallout of pregnancy hormones. A dark mask appears over the cheeks, bridge of the nose and the neck. This dark mask usually disappears after the birth of the child.
Before & After Pigmentation Treatment
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Is laser skin pigmentation removal safe?
Yes. Laser is a safe and effective method for treating age spots, tattoo removal and more.
Does the laser work on tanned or different skin colours?
The laser used safely and effectively treats all skin types (Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-VI) as well as tanned skin. For darker skin types and people with tans, appropriate fluences are generally lower and appropriate pulse widths are generally longer to prevent damage to the epidermis. Using the appropriate treatment parameters, however, people with all skin types can benefit from treatment.
What must I do after the laser skin pigmentation removal?
Patients are advised to apply Vitamin E and sunblock to the treated area for 1-2 weeks. It is important to protect your skin from the sun using sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher rating. Follow up care should include the use of sunblocks on a daily basis.