Melanin is the natural pigment molecule in our body. There are different types of melanin such as eumelanin and pheomelanin. Our natural skin tone is an expression of the type and amount of melanin that we have.
Pigmentation is a problem which occurs when some parts of the body generate more melanin than the surroundings, which makes them appear as dark patches.
Melasma is also a type of hyperpigmentation which has further underlying causes (still under study) such as hormonal issues apart from sun exposure. It appears mostly in the areas of the face which are the cheeks, nose bridge, forehead and chin. Other types include sun spots and age spots. To enumerate them, the basic causes of pigmentation are:
PIH : post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, caused after inflammation or scarring, including acne scars.
However, whatever the underlying cause, the outcome is increased presence of melanin in patches.
Most Indians fall in range of type III to type V on the Fitzpatrick scale of skin tones. This means that we generally have darker skin. The thing with darker skin is that it has a higher ability to fight off damage caused by the sun through darkening and generation more melanin. The pigment provides natural sun protection factor (SPF) which is why it is generated by the body as a defense mechanism. While lighter tones tend to get sunburnt, darker skin tones tend to tan.
Hence, regular use of sunscreen is the best way to avoid pigmentary problems.
The ultraviolet rays from the sun lead to certain changes in existing melanin and may lead to generation of melanin which appears as patches of pigmentation. In the case of melasma, it may also be due to hormonal reasons.
UV A rays generally lead to changes in the color of existing melanin and these changes are immediate and also tend to be more temporary in nature. UV B rays lead to melanogenesis, or the generation of new melanin by the body. These changes appear 2-3 days after the exposure event and tend to be long term in nature. Melanin is accumulated in the epidermis and dermis (deeper) layers of the skin.
So, in case you are suffering from such dark patches on the skin, are in Mumbai and are looking for a solution to reverse them, this page is for you.
Most Effective Treatment for Hyperpigmentation
There can be multiple treatment options for Hyperpigmentation. Our experts at SkinGenious, Thane can help you in choosing the best option
What is the Hyperpigmentation treatment Procedure @SkinGenious ?
Know about the treatment procedure with all the major steps involved in Hyperpigmentation treatment at SkinGenious, Thane
Consulting the dermatologist is the first step of any treatment at SkinGenious. You will meet the dermatologist, share your concerns and history regarding pigmentation. The dermatologist will then plan the ideal plan of treatment, which for hyperpigmentation, may involve the Q-switch laser treatment.
Preparation for the treatment involves cleaning up the face or any other target area. After this, you will wear protective goggles and relax on the treatment chair while the treatment is performed.
Treatment with Q-Switch laser
The dermatologist will deliver energy pulses from the Q-switch laser on the desired target areas. The treatment will take up to 30 minutes. After this you collect the after care instructions and revised skin care routine which you should follow diligently.
Concerns Beyond Hyperpigmentation
Other than Hyperpigmentation treatments, At SkinGenious,Thane our experts help you resolve wide range of skin and hair issues
Common Questions you might have about Hyperpigmentation & how our treatments at SkinGenious Can help.
What is the best Hyperpigmentation Treatment for me?
Every Hyperpigmentation treatment has its pros & cons. The Right treatment choice depends on the extent of Hyperpigmentation and multiple other factors. Our Hyperpigmentation Experts at SkinGenious can help you choose the best proceedure for Hyperpigmentation or any other related concern
What Results can I expect from Hyperpigmentation Treatment at SkinGenious,Thane?
The results for Hyperpigmentation treatments may vary depending on multiple factors.We at SkinGenious, Thane have top Hyperpigmentation experts equipped with the best in class technologies to deliver remarkable results.
What is the cost of Hyperpigmentation treatments in Thane?
We at SkinGenious have a very transparent pricing policy . The full price details are shared at the very start of treatment. You can find the indicative pricing for Hyperpigmentation treatments above . The prices slightly vary for different centers , do check our Thane page for prices of Hyperpigmentation treatments in your city.
Who is the best specialist for treatment of Hyperpigmentation in Thane?
The Hyperpigmentation Specialists are generally Dermatologists with speciality or expertise in Hyperpigmentation treatments. We at SkinGenious, Thane make sure that you are treated by experts with best knowldege and skills in the required category. At SkinGenious, Thane you can be sure of being treated by the best in their fields.
What are the risks for treatment of Hyperpigmentation?
All The treatments for Hyperpigmentation provided at SkinGenious, Thane are cleared by FDA/ other top regulators of in India who do a thorough risk / benefits analysis of the treatment. You can read about the risks associated with treatment above and also discuss the same with our expert in detail
How to find Hyperpigmentation treatment center near me in Thane?
SkinGenious has multiple state of art clinics in Thane for treatment of Hyperpigmentation, you can check the location of our clinics above or call us to connect with the nearest Hyperpigmentation Treatment center near you.
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