Pigmentation

Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Patches of irregular dark spots usually triggered by sun exposure or hormones characterize it. Your skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin. Melanin is also what protects the skin from harmful UV rays of the sun. Skin pigmentation disorders occur because the body produces either too much or too little melanin. Changes in skin color can result from external causes too. For example, skin diseases such as acne may leave dark spots after the condition clears. Freckles, age spots and other darkened skin patches can become darker or more pronounced when skin is exposed to the sun – another eason why it’s important to always wear sunscreen.

Pigmentation disorders are usually treated with chemical peels, advanced skin brightening peel, antioxidant treatment and lasers.

The skin is the body’s largest organ and is made up on millions of cells. Thousands of new cells replace old, dead skin cells on a daily basis. But with age and due to certain environmental and lifestyle factors this process begins to slow down. This results in layers of dead cells accumulating on the skin’s surface, that in turn make the skin look uneven, darker than usual and dull. Chemical peels speed up skin cell turnover essentially making them skin resurfacing and exfoliation agents. The basic aim of chemical peels is to replace the outer, dead layers of tired, sallow, blemished and wrinkled skin to reveal the underlying areas of fresher, younger looking skin. It also promotes the generation of collagen in the skin.

Professional Peels

The skin is the body’s largest organ and is made up on millions of cells. Thousands of new cells replace old, dead skin cells on a daily basis. But with age and due to certain environmental and lifestyle factors this process begins to slow down. This results in layers of dead cells accumulating on the skin’s surface, that in turn make the skin look uneven, darker than usual and dull. Chemical peels speed up skin cell turnover essentially making them skin resurfacing and exfoliation agents. The basic aim of chemical peels is to replace the outer, dead layers of tired, sallow, blemished and wrinkled skin to reveal the underlying areas of fresher, younger looking skin. It also promotes the generation of collagen in the skin.

FAQ

How does a chemical peel work?

A chemical peel uses a solution applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new skin cells. It tightens the skin, reduces wrinkling, evens out any pigmentation and restores a more youthful appearance.

What skin conditions does a chemical peel work on?

Chemical peels can effectively improve a wide variety of skin conditions including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Age spots
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Shallow acne scars
  • Freckling

How many types of peels are there?

There are a variety of peels ranging from the superficial depth peels to the deep ones, each for a different set of indications. Peels contain a form of acidic compounds (AHAs), glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid or trichloroacetic acid (TCA), or a combination of a few varieties.

What does the treatment entail?

Depending on your skin type and the desired results, our doctors may recommend a superficial, medium, or deep chemical peel. Next they will select the proper chemical or mix of chemicals (glycolic acid, salicylic acid or a TCA peel for instance) and apply the solution to various areas of skin. Once applied, the chemical produces a separation and peeling of the outer layers of the skin. This stimulates the production of new skin from beneath.

How will the treatment feel?

Chemical peels can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands and even the arms and legs.

Most patients experience a warm to hot sensation that may last as long as ten minutes followed by a mild stinging sensation.

What can I expect after the treatment?

Reactions to chemical peels range from mild to more pronounced. Generally, the deeper the peel, the longer the recovery. Peels are great first line treatments for many conditions and great maintenance in between other treatments. Depending on the type of peel, recovery time can range from minimal with no real “peeling” to a few days of mild redness and exfoliation. Patients generally see improved skin tone and texture with each treatment. Following a chemical peel, your new skin will be tighter, smoother and brighter than it was before. Following any skin peel, it is important that you avoid any exposure to the sun. Your new skin is very sensitive and susceptible to injury. Always apply a wide spectrum (UVA and UVB blocking) sunblock of at least SPF 15 20 minutes before you go outside. Our doctors will prescribe a proper home skin care treatment program to ensure proper healing.

At expert aesthetics all chemical peel procedures are conducted only by Medical Doctors, under strict guidelines and protocols to ensure your safety at all times.

Pigmentation occurs because of various reasons. They include genetics, race, excessive sun exposure, pregnancy, and the use of oral contraceptives or even menopause. The Advanced Skin Brightening Peel is effective for all types of Melasma, PIH (Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation), pigmentation that has not lightened with Hydroquinone products or chemical peels and pigmentation caused due to sun exposure or acne breakouts.

Advanced Skin Brightening Peel

Pigmentation occurs because of various reasons. They include genetics, race, excessive sun exposure, pregnancy, and the use of oral contraceptives or even menopause. The Advanced Skin Brightening Peel is effective for all types of Melasma, PIH (Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation), pigmentation that has not lightened with Hydroquinone products or chemical peels and pigmentation caused due to sun exposure or acne breakouts.

FAQ

What is the Advanced Skin Brightening Peel?

The Advanced Skin Brightening Peel is a result-oriented treatment for melasma and stubborn pigmentation conducted under strict medical guidelines by our expert Associate Doctors. This system comprises of a skin regime that will help to diminish unwanted pigmentation in the skin due to melasma, Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) and sun exposure.

What does the peel contain?

The peel contains Kojic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Arbutine, Titanium Dioxide and Retinyl Palmitate

How does it work?

The treatment affects the melanogenesis process and has a direct effect on the intimate formation process of the pigment. It is based on the inhibition of tyrosinase, an essential enzyme involved in the formation of pigment.

What does the treatment involve?

Your doctor will assess your skin to understand your skin and the type of scarring you have. This allows us to set an appropriate protocol for you. The doctor will apply the peel onto your face. After allowing it adequate time to dry, you will be sent home with instructions about when and how to wash the peel off. Your doctor will also hand over to you the maintenance cream and instruct you in post application care.

How often will I need to repeat the treatment?

For very stubborn pigmentation, we recommend you visit us again 4-6 weeks after your first sitting. But even with just one sitting, you will see the pigmentation has significantly faded. Based on the degree of improvement your skin is showing, your doctor will be able to suggest the best way forward. For an overall improvement in skin tone we recommend clients repeat the peel every 12-15 months.

What kind of results can I expect?

Unfortunately once the melanocytes have been damaged, they can never be repaired completely. Therefore it is important to understand that it is possible for clinical treatments to significantly lighten pigmentation. Apart from addressing this issue, your skin will have a gorgeous glow, with smaller pores, diminished fine lines and a brighter complexion.

Glutathione is the body’s master anti-oxidant and eradicates free radicals. In fact, it is involved in preventing everything from cancer to heart disease and even wrinkles. The good news is that the human body produces glutathione naturally. However, a poor diet, increased pollution levels, stress, smoking, trauma, aging, infections and radiation all deplete your body’s reserves of glutathione. Apart from all it’s myriad health benefits, it was also discovered that glutathione is a very safe and very effective way to brighten and even out skin tone.

Anti Oxidant Radiance Therapy

Glutathione is the body’s master anti-oxidant and eradicates free radicals. In fact, it is involved in preventing everything from cancer to heart disease and even wrinkles. The good news is that the human body produces glutathione naturally. However, a poor diet, increased pollution levels, stress, smoking, trauma, aging, infections and radiation all deplete your body’s reserves of glutathione. Apart from all it’s myriad health benefits, it was also discovered that glutathione is a very safe and very effective way to brighten and even out skin tone.

FAQ

What is the Anti Oxidant Radiance treatment?

The main active ingredient in this treatment is Glutathione which is used in combination with Vitamin C and is administered through an IV . This is because it is far more effective intravenously rather than administered orally. This powerful combination of Glutathione and Vitamin C fights free radical damage that can damage collagen leading to dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. They evenly spread through the body, when administered via IV, and eat up any oxidative cell damage that leads to dull, uneven skin. All treatments at Dr Jamuna Pai’s SkinLab are carried out by our trained doctors and your treatment program will be carefully monitored, to oversee progress and also to ensure your safety and well being.

How does Glutathione work in improving my skin tone?

The colour in our skin occurs from the production of melanin. Glutathione inhibits the production of melanin, resulting in brighter looking skin. Additionally, Glutathione speeds up cell turnover, replacing damaged cells with new cells giving your skin a bright, even, glowing tone.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions each person needs vastly differs. The exact dosage of Glutathione administered will vary from patient to patient and will be individually tailored to your needs after a thorough discussion of your skin, your lifestyle and the results you’re hoping to achieve.

Are there any side effects to the treatment?

Glutathione is molecule that is naturally found in the body and you can increase your levels by consuming certain foods such as garlic, onions, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables. So the side effects of replenishing your glutathione levels with intravenous therapy are highly unlikely. There may be bruising where the needle has been inserted but this will fade and is usually minimal. Very rarely, an adverse allergic reaction has been recorded, which is why it is imperative that you undergo any intravenous therapy under the supervision of a medical professional. Our doctors carefully monitor your treatment regime for a smooth and comfortable experience.

What results can I expect from the treatment?

Results are very patient dependent. So it isn’t possible for us to guarantee a specific outcome. However, during your consultation we will assess your suitability and be able to offer an approximation of what results you could expect and the possible duration of your skin brightening program.

What kind of results can I expect?

Unfortunately once the melanocytes have been damaged, they can never be repaired completely. Therefore it is important to understand that it is possible for clinical treatments to significantly lighten pigmentation. Apart from addressing this issue, your skin will have a gorgeous glow, with smaller pores, diminished fine lines and a brighter complexion.

Will my results be permanent?

Results are not permanent. So once you have attained the skin you’re hoping to achieve you will be a prescribed a bespoke maintenance program to follow. In terms of maintaining your results, it can help to avoid factors that increase antioxidant levels in the skin. This means avoiding smoking, poor diet and misuse of alcohol, stress, bad sleep patterns and environmental toxins. Obviously avoiding excessive sun exposure is also a must.

  • (Photofacial) IPL :- Treatment with intense pulsed light, or a Photofacial, is frequently recommended by doctors to treat hyperpigmentation. However, improperly administered IPL treatment can make hyperpigmentation worse, so choose your doctor carefully.
  • Topical Skin Lightening Products :- Products containing skin lightening ingredients, such as hydroquinone, retinoids, kojic acid, and Vitamin C are often used to reduce hyperpigmentation.
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