Unwanted pigmentation problems, like brown spots or blotchy skin, have many causes and can occur in all skin types. There are numerous names for brown spots including Melasma, Chloasma, Age spots, Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation etc. but the treatment for all types of pigmentation disorders is very similar.
Melasma is a skin disorder that results in symmetrical, blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation. It can lead to considerable embarrassment and distress. This form of facial pigmentation is sometimes called chloasma, but as this means green skin, the term melasma (brown skin) is preferred.The cause of melasma is due to overproduction of melanin by the pigment cells, melanocytes, which is taken up by the cells of upper layer of skin (epidermal melanosis) and deposited in the dermis (dermal melanosis). There is a genetic predisposition to melasma, with at least one-third of patients reporting other family members to be affected. In most people melasma is a chronic disorder.
Melasma commonly arises in healthy adults and persists for decades. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) deepens the pigmentation because it activates the melanocytes to produce more melanin. Chronic melasma is sometimes very resistant to treatment and requires great patience fromboth, the dermatologist as well as the patient.
Prevention of sun-induced hyperpigmentation is as easy as wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen, long clothing and a wide-brimmed hat or a veil on face. Preventing the sun’s harmful rays from reaching the skin is the best way to avoid sun-induced hyperpigmentation and is an essential part of treatment.
Following are the treatment options for melasma, pigmentation and hyperpigmentation.
Over the counter whitening creams can cause more problems than benefits as they may contain strong steroids and can result in irreversible damage. It is very important to consult a qualified dermatologist before experimenting different products on your precious skin.
A specially formulated lightening vitamin cocktail is injected in skin to inhibit and lighten melanin. A series of mesotherapy treatments are given to effectively produce results.
Different types of peels have been tried to treat melasma like glycholic acid, TCA, salicylic acid, Cosmelan etc. We, at AesthetiCare Skin & Laser Clinic use a specialized peeling product especially formulated to control melasma. It has proven to be very effective and is known as “Melanin Control System” as it controls Melanin production from inside out.
All over the world, Q-switched Lasers are being used for effective treatment of melasma and other types of pigmentation. Spectra XT Laser(latest Q switched laser by Lutronics) is the treatment of choice for melasma in Asian patients. Because of the superb job of Spectra, AesthetiCare Skin & Laser Clinic has brought this state of the art laser into its practice. After a series of treatments, the laser gently removes melanin pigment with no pain and no downtime. It is safe in darker skin types and is also helpful for generalized pigmentation, redness, pore size, fine hair, acne, rosacea and gently tightens and refreshes the skin.
The cost or prices of melasma or pigmentation treatment depends upon the condition of the patient. Please call us at +92 300 8488315 for prices detail, appointment and packages.
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