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Pigmentation Treatment in Chennai

Pigmentation is the darkening or lightening of the skin. Hyperpigmentation is a skin defect that is caused due to excessive release of melanin. An uncontrolled concentration of melanin can result due to several reasons. Research indicates that women are more susceptible to hyperpigmentation than men.

Pigmentation can occur anywhere on the body, such as the skin of the face, hands, legs, and torso. It can be in the form of small patches or cover the entire body in extreme cases. As a solution, La Belle provides pigmentation treatment in Chennai that can effectively treat skin pigmentation.

Before and After Pigmentation Treatment

Types of Pigmentation

Melasma

Also known as chloasma or mask of pregnancy, it is a hormonal change that occurs in pregnant women. Melasma increases the skin pigmentation in the body, which leads to dark-colored hyper-pigmented patches on the skin. It occurs mostly on the abdomen and both sides of the face.

Post-inflammation Effects

Also known as post-inflammatory pigmentation or post-acne marks, it is the most common type of pigmentation.

Sunspots

Also known as solar lentigines or liver spots are related to excessive skin exposure. It occurs mostly on the skin of the face and hands.

Causes of Pigmentation

Melanin

Melanin is a natural skin pigment that, when produced in excess, can produce skin pigmentation. Melasma symmetrically affects the face.

Sun Exposure

Increased exposure to the sun or not applying sunscreen can cause pigmentation anywhere on the body, especially the face and the hands.

Acne-vulgaris

Acne-vulgaris is an aggravated and extreme form of acne. If left untreated, it can cause deep trauma to the skin, leading to pigmentation.

Addison’s Disease

In Addison’s disease, the level of the hormone adrenal is deficient. This leads to an increase in the production of Melanin Stimulating Hormone (MSH), which in turn increases melanin production.

Cushing’s Disease

Cushing's disease causes a derangement of the adrenocorticotropic hormone. As MSH is a by-product of this hormone, there will be an increase in the production of melanin as well.

Peutz-Jehgers Syndrome

Peutz-Jehgers syndrome is an autosomal dominant syndrome that causes Cafe-au-lait spots. These are hyper-pigmented areas of the skin mostly found on the lips and face.

Poisonings

Poisonings such as mercury, arsenic and the ones caused due to medications produce hyper-pigmented areas in the skin.

Vitamin Deficiency

A deficiency of vitamin B12 is known to cause skin pigmentation.

Linea Nigra

It is a hyper-pigmented line seen on the abdomen of pregnant women. This is caused by the excessive production of melanin.

Fungal Infections

Many fungal infections, especially the ones caused by ringworm, lead to an increase in skin pigmentation.

Risk Factors Contributing to Pigmentation

  • Increase in melanin pigmentation.
  • Inflammation.
  • The use of oral contraceptives in pregnancy.
  • Individuals with dark skin color.
  • Any kind of injury to the skin, such as burns, or acne.
  • Medications that increase sensitivity to sun exposure.

Diagnosis

The usual method of diagnosing pigmentation before treatment is

  • A detailed case history.
  • A thorough medical examination.
  • Skin examination

Treatment of Pigmentation

Clinics in Chennai are known for using lasers and microdermabrasion, two of the latest technologies in the treatment of pigmentation. Moreover, La Belle provides the best pigmentation treatment in Chennai, which is not only affordable but provides the best post-treatment recovery results.

Laser

The use of lasers has proven to be successful in treating hyperpigmentation. Laser energy makes use of highly intense pulse lights. These lights are then used to remove the skin layer by layer with the utmost precaution. The laser heats the molecules carrying the pigment, leading to their disintegration. This, in turn, results in destroying the pigments and removing them permanently from the body. To date, the use of lasers is the best pigmentation treatment in Chennai.

Chemical Peel

The solution used in a chemical peel treatment for pigmentation contains a combination of glycolic acid, salicylic acid, mandelic acid, retinoic acid, and sometimes phytic acid. The solution is then applied to the affected area and left for a few minutes. This ensures that the top-most affected skin is removed, thereby exposing the lighter-toned healthy skin. After the treatment, the skin might be pink and sensitive, but it resolves within a few hours. Some might experience skin irritation as well, but this too will resolve within a few hours.

Microdermabrasion

The pigmentation treatment in Chennai makes use of two types of microdermabrasion techniques, namely crystal and diamond-tipped. The crystal microdermabrasion makes use of fine crystals that help scrape off unwanted dark skin. On the other hand, the diamond-tipped microdermabrasion technique directly scrapes off the skin without the use of any fine crystals.

Topical

Topical application has proved to help in treating pigmentation by inhibiting the synthesis of tyrosine hydroxylase, which helps in the production of melanin. Some of the topical prescriptions are:

  • Azelaic acid
  • Hydroquinone
  • Kojic acid
  • Cysteamine hydrochloride
  • Tretinoin
  • Niacinamide
  • Ascorbic acid

Oral

Oral medications have also been proven to successfully treat skin pigmentation. Medications along with procyanidin and vitamins such as A, C, and E have shown positive results in treating melasma, a type of skin pigmentation that is evident in pregnant women.

Best Hyperpigmentation Treatment in Chennai. 

The treatment of pigmentation is a cumberless and painless procedure, especially if treated by the latest technology such as lasers. La Belle’s laser treatment for pigmentation cost in Chennai is reasonable and affordable with the best outcomes and a short healing process. For further information, contact us at La Belle to avail yourself of the best hyperpigmentation treatment in Chennai.

It is advisable to contact the concerned clinic for more information on the laser treatment cost and any further related inquiries. We employ expert specialists that will provide professional consultation and treatment services. We have La Belle clinics in Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore, and you may choose to connect with us by visiting your nearest branch.

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User Reviews

I've taken treatment for skin and slimming and after taking treatment for skin my black spots got reduced and I can give 5 out of 5 for that but slimming I didn't notice any changes

Tripura Sai P R

I have taken skin treatment and hair treatment here in Labelle. I really like the way the staff is cooperative. I get my lasers session done by Sravanthi. she is very kind and humble. She also contact after sessions to check about the results. Keeps me updated about the upcoming sessions. I am glad that I chose Labelle for the treatment

Sheema Sultana

FAQ's – Pigmentation Treatment in Chennai

Once the cause of the skin pigmentation is found and treated, it takes some time for the pigmentation to fade away. If the pigmented area is only a few shades darker compared to the normal skin then it fades away within 6 to 12 months. On the other hand, if the pigmented area is deep in color then it can take up to 1 to 2 years to fade away.

The main cause of skin pigmentation is an increase in the level of melanin. Melanin is a natural pigment that gives color to our skin. If this pigment is produced in excess, hyperpigmentation follows. 

Multiple factors can worsen skin pigmentation such as exposure to the sun, not using sunscreen, deep trauma to the skin, untreated acne, injury to the skin, and hormonal changes. Some face creams can also worsen skin pigmentation by irritating the skin.

Skin pigmentation is not a permanent condition. However, if left untreated, pigmentation can be permanent.

The laser treatment used to treat pigmentation is not painful. Only a slight tingling sensation can be felt, which is easily tolerable by many patients. However, some patients may complain of redness, swelling, scarring, and tightening of the skin.

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