Melanin is the natural pigment present in our hair, skin and eye which lends them colour. It can also show up on your face in the form of freckles, age spots, brown or beige marks, or even a confluence of patches of dark colours on the skin, a condition known as hyperpigmentation. “As Indians living in the tropics, one of the main skin concerns we face is pigmentation and tanning.
What causes hyperpigmentation?
There are various causes of hyperpigmentation: sun exposure, hormonal fluctuations, trauma, heat, genetics and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (think acne or chickenpox scars).
How do we treat Skin Pigmentation?
Q Switch ND Yag Laser
The Q Switch ND Yag Laser technology is the latest in aesthetic applications.Q-Switched lasers produce extremely short bursts of energy. A Q-switched device is capable of producing massive amounts of power instantaneously. This peak power is what plays a role in breaking patches of pigmented skin. It is used to rejuvenate the skin by laser toning and carbon peels. At Yuva Aesthetics our Q Switch ND Yag Laser machine are effective on both mild pigmentation and hyperpigmentation.
Various indications are:
- Clearence of freckles
- Age spots
- Birth marks
- Naevus of Ota
- Café au lait spots
- Spider vessels
- Fine lines and wrinkles
Pigmentation affects the health of the skin as it progresses from dark spots to dark patches. It may also grow stubborn and withstand home remedies. In such cases, our patients need stronger chemical peels to fight hyperpigmentation. At Yuva Aesthetics, Patiala we have the internationally acclaimed Melanostop Peel. This peel is trusted and used by cosmetologists and dermatologists worldwide. We have many other peel options too tackle various pigmentary disorders.
Melanostop Peel is a combination peel used to treat difficult epidermal pigmentation and consists of Azelaic acid, Resorcinol and Phytic acid. This combination of chemical exfoliants stops the formation of abnormal melanin pigmentations. It further breaks the cohesion of the corneal layer of keratinocytes. Melanostop Peel gives the skin a new lease of life by increasing its thickness and lightening it.