Pigmentation is also known as discoloration of the skin. Sunspots, acne scars, and brown patches are signs of pigmentation. This happens due to excess melanin production in the skin. Thanks to the advancements in medical technology, pigmentation can be treated. To treat pigmentation, there are several treatment options available.

In this blog, Dr. Nivedita Dadu, a leading dermatologist known for providing the Best Pigmentation Treatment In Delhi, has explained the effective treatment options for pigmentation. Before knowing the treatment options, it is important to learn the factors causing them and the types of pigmentation. Continue reading it to learn more. 

Reasons for Pigmentation Include:

There are many reasons for getting pigmentation, such as:

  • Due to sun damage. 

  • Due to some medications, including chemotherapy drugs

  • Hormonal imbalance

  • In pregnancy

  • Aging skin

  • Hereditary

  • Using the wrong products and not having a proper skincare regime

Types of Pigmentation

  • Melasma: It is the most common skin condition in all age groups. This condition mostly affects the area near the eye, on the cheeks, and on the nose. This is due to hormonal changes, excessive sun exposure, pregnancy, family history, the use of harsh cosmetic products, thyroid problems, or oral contraceptive pills.

  • Age spots: Age spots are the most common type of hyperpigmentation. It usually appears on the face, hands, and shoulders. People who have fair skin tones are more prone to getting age spots.

  • Freckles: Freckles are a type of pigmentation that is found all over the world. These are small brown spots that appear on the forehead, nose, and cheeks. This is due to sun exposure or heredity.

  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation: This type of pigmentation usually occurs due to skin infection or inflammation. As the skin heals, it may leave dark brown spots on the skin.

  • Birthmark: These pigmentation marks are present at birth. It can be difficult to treat them at times.

Pigmentation Treatments Available at Dadu Medical Centre

The expert dermatologist first thoroughly examines the patient's skin and then decides the best-suited treatment option for the patient. Following are a few of the most commonly used treatments at the centre: 

  • Chemical peels: 

It works on the dermis (upper layer of the skin), exfoliates it, and then peels it off. These are customized according to the skin's concerns. One can see the difference after 2 or 3 sessions.

  • Laser toning: 

It is best to treat pigmentation, age spots, sun spots, and freckles. It gives firmness to the skin, and the results are long-lasting. The laser penetrates deep into the dermal layer of the skin and improves collagen production. This is the safest and most effective treatment for pigmentation.

  • Mesotherapy: 

When the skin gets older, it looks dull, sluggish, and dehydrated. In this treatment, doctors use a cocktail of serums to improve the skin's texture, reduce dullness and uneven skin tone, and hydrate the skin. Usually, doctors use medicine, vitamins, and minerals to correct the pigmentation.

  • Carbon laser peel: 

Carbon laser peel is also known as a black magic blend. This treatment is most advanced and effective in treating melasma, discoloration, dull skin, hyperpigmentation, and blemishes. The peel works great on light or dark skin tones.

  • DMC-Miracle Infusum®:

The multi-step treatment begins with cleansing and exfoliation of the skin, followed by the application of a brightening peel of fruit extract. It is used to reduce the appearance of dark spots and boost collagen production. The skin is then repaired with a face mask that stimulates blood circulation and improves the appearance of dark circles. Finally, sunscreen is applied to protect the skin from sun damage and to prevent premature skin ageing.

  • DMC-DivaGenesis®:

This is an in-house curated skin treatment that addresses pigmentation issues by combining the latest technologies. The treatment included the use of lasers as well as the infusion of skin lightening or hydrating agents, which help to reduce hyperpigmentation and provide a brighter and lighter skin tone.

  • DMC-Magic Blend®:

One of the most advanced and effective treatments is magic blend. The peel used in this treatment contains special ingredients that correct hyperpigmentation while also regulating melanocyte melanin overproduction. This depigmentation peel also reduces oxidative stress and aids in the reduction of excess melanin and the prevention of new dark spots. The peel stimulates the formation of new skin cells and results in brighter, more even skin tone.

  • Martini:

The treatment is extremely effective in treating hyperpigmentation in people with dark skin tones. The treatment promotes more balanced and normalized cellular function by creating rejuvenating microchannels. The treatment targets the melanocyte and repairs the issues while also encouraging an even skin tone and helping to achieve a radiant appearance.

To know which treatment will suit one the best, one should consult Dr. Nivedita Dadu, the Best Skin Specialist in Delhi, practices at Dadu Medical Centre. One can visit the centre located in Delhi, at Rajouri Garden (West Delhi) & Vasant Vihar (South Delhi).