16 Dec Pigmentation Treatment
A person’s confidence and self-esteem may suffer greatly if they struggle with skin pigmentation. In order to properly treat the dark spots, you cannot cover up your pigmentation with makeup or over-the-counter cosmetics since as they are removed, the pigmentation returns. Despite the fact that over-the-counter brightening and whitening skincare products are applied, they are ineffective, and you feel that your options are limited. In many cases, pigmentation is harmless and doesn’t need any kind of treatment. But some might decide to take it out as it affects the appearance of the face. If so, different types of treatment might be helpful. With the advancement of technology and medical research, there are many effective skin pigmentation treatments are available in Malaysia.
But first, let’s have some knowledge of pigmentation. We can better understand your skin if we know what kind of imperfections you have.
What is Pigmentation?
The term “skin pigmentation” describes your skin’s color. It is determined by the quantity and kind of melanin, a pigment produced by specialized skin cells called melanocytes. Changes in melanin synthesis can result in pigment diseases such as hyperpigmentation (dark spots). Hyperpigmentation is a medical term that describes dark spots of the skin caused by melanin overproduction. Hyperpigmentation causes darkening spots or patches on the skin, giving the skin an uneven appearance. It affects the skin badly, appears in small spots, and covers bigger areas.
Type of Pigmentation
There are several types of hyperpigmentation, the common ones being freckles, melasma, sunspots, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Freckles are little flat patches that typically appear on parts of your body that are exposed to light. They come in tan, red, light, or dark brown colors.
Melasma is the dark brown skin pigmentation that is seen in areas that have been exposed to the sun. Melasma can appear everywhere on the body, but the face is typically where it is seen.
Long-term sun exposure causes the skin to develop flat, black patches. Sunspots are the name given to these spots. Sunspots, which are sometimes known as age spots or liver spots, are mostly unharmful.
Dark skin patches called Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) are brought on by hypermelanosis after an injury or inflammation. Burn injuries, dermatitis, and acne are also thought to contribute to PIH. Most of the time, PIH fades naturally.
Causes of pigmentation
Because our climate is sunny and we are more likely to experience sun damage, resulting in spots, Asian skin is prone to mixed hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation can also be brought on by genetics, hormones, birthmarks, past medical conditions, and medications.
The common causes of Hyperpigmentation:
- Overexposure to the sun
- Hormonal changes due to pregnancy or menopause
- Medical conditions
- Drugs that cause light sensitivity
- Skin inflammation scars
Fortunately, hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition and there are many different types of pigmentation treatment options available in Malaysia.
Treatment of Pigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is usually harmless and may not require treatment at all. However, some people want to remove it. For those who do, various pigmentation treatments will help reduce your face’s pigmentation appearance.
Most doctors use and give this kind of treatment the most frequently to remove pigmentation on your skin. So laser treatment become one of the common pigmentation treatments in the medical field. The treatment makes use of laser beams to remove the top layer of skin in order to promote the formation of new skin cells and collagen and reduce hyperpigmentation. Because aging decreases the body’s ability to produce new collagen, laser treatment can help the skin appear glowing by increasing its production.
Micro-needling is a collagen-inducing procedure that works well to reduce pigmentation. This skin resurfacing procedure uses minimally invasive techniques to cure aging symptoms and enhance facial features. Our bodies gradually lose the ability to produce collagen and elastin, two proteins that help maintain our skin tight, smooth, and supple. The micro-injuries produced by the micro-needling pen during the treatment help to activate and release growth factors that result in the skin’s collagen and elastin being rebuilt. Typically, this surgery has a 1-2 day redness recovery period. For the next 48 hours, you are not permitted to wear make-up after the treatment.
Chemical peels are aesthetic treatments that exfoliate the skin by applying acids. They remove the top layer of your skin which is the epidermis to lessen the appearance of hyperpigmentation. The acid removes damaged skin cells in a consistent way across the treatment area. When done properly, this enables the skin to heal with very little scarring or change in pigment.
However, chemical peels will make your skin more sensitive to UV radiation. You must therefore take extra caution for at least a week following your last chemical peel. The sun may aggravate your hyperpigmentation if you don’t use proper sunscreen and other UV protection.
How much does Pigmentation treatment usually cost?
The cost of the pigmentation treatment depends on the type of pigmentation treatment and treatment area. Also, the pigmentation treatment cost depends on how many session treatments you need. For personalized prices and payment schedules that are most suitable for you, book an appointment with us to get a reasonable price.
If you would like to learn more about pigmentation treatment, our doctors at A Klinik Signature Penang can help you with any of your concerns. A Klinik Signature is an Aesthetic clinic in Penang. We offer a different range of medical aesthetic services in our clinic. For those patients who have heightened aesthetic expectations or requirements or who may have had previous treatments, we stand ready to discuss more customization options to meet your skin needs.
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