Melanin is a brown pigment produced by melanocytes and gives skin its colour. When an excess of melanin forms deposits in the skin, it leads to hyperpigmentation in which darker patches of skin appear in contrast to the normal surrounding skin. Several treatments are available for skin pigmentation.
Common Pigmentation Concerns
Melasma: Dark, irregular brown patches known as ‘melasma’ are commonly found on the forehead, nose, upper cheeks, and upper lip. Various causes of this skin pigmentation include birth control pills, exposure to sunlight, hormone replacement therapy, pregnancy, stress, and thyroid disease.
Treatment for Melasma: Glycolic peels and trichloroacetic acid peels, light-based treatments, lasers (Pixel, Q-switched Nd:YAG), medications, and sunscreens can treat melasma. Factors such as the duration of melasma’s onset, pigmentation depth, and lifestyle affect the response to melasma. Benefits of Pigmentation Treatment. Proven treatment for removing unwanted pigmentation reduced age spots, freckles, and dullness, even skin tone, and a smooth appearance radiant and youthful look safe and comfortable treatment with little to no downtime.