Anti Pigmentation

Anti Pigmentation

Anti Pigmentation

Skin color is a unique feature of the human body. Unlike past eras in which people used whitening creams to have fairer skin color, people are starting to love their natural skin color no matter what. Your skin, hair, and eye color are due to a pigment called melanin. The changes in the body's melanin production can lead to hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, or depigmentation. If you come across any dark spots or light patches on your body, immediately reach out to a skin specialist.

Dr. Manisha Saney is an experienced and successful dermatologist who can unravel your pigmentation problem.

What is pigmentation?

Melanin is the natural pigment in your body responsible for your skin color. When there is an increase or decrease in the quantity of melanin in the skin, discoloration of skin spots happens. There are three types of pigmentation:

  • Hyperpigmentation: If you find any dark spots on your skin, it is probably due to the high amount of melanin in that area of the skin. This condition is called hyperpigmentation.
  • Hypopigmentation: Hypopigmentation is caused by the decrease in the melanin amount. It results in patches or spots which are very light in color.
  • Depigmentation:When a patch of skin loses the entre pigment, it turns white. This condition is known as depigmentation.

How does pigmentation occur?

Pigmentation is caused by many factors like:

  • Aging
  • Acne scars
  • Birthmarks
  • Melasma due to pregnancy
  • Addison's disease
  • Exposure to sun
  • Use of certain contraceptive pills and antibiotics
  • After the effect of laser therapy, cryotherapy, or light therapy
  • Burns
  • Ulcers
  • Exposure to certain chemicals
  • Microbial infection
  • Skin conditions like eczema
  • A genetic disorder like albinism
  • Autoimmune diseases like vitiligo

How is pigmentation treated?

Mild pigmentations can be cured by self-care and lightening creams. But some pigmentations are severe and need professional treatment.

During the consultation, Dr. Saney will do a skin exam and inquire about your genetic disorders or other factors which could lead to pigmentation. The doctor might also take a sample of your skin for further examination. Once your health and other factors are analyzed, the doctor will start the treatment procedures with your consent. If your skin pigmentation is of moderate type, the doctor will prescribe you topical medications, oral medications, or other cosmetic procedures.

    In hyperpigmentation, the doctor might prescribe topical creams to lighten the skin pigmentation. The topical creams usually contain ingredients like:
  • Hydroquinone
  • Retinoids
  • Vitamin C
  • Azelaic acid
  • Corticosteroids

In case of hypopigmentation, time and patience are needed to retain the standard color of the skin. If you have depigmentation, the doctor will prescribe you creams and light-sensitive therapies to improve your condition.

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