Pigmentation

Pigmentation

Question 1: What kind of pigmentation do I have?

Below is a simplified schema of three types of pigmentation most commonly encountered. They can be roughly differentiated by top to deep skin layer, which guides treatment.

sunspots 

Question 2: How did I get them?

  • 1. Sun spots occurs with sun exposure and age.
  • 2. PIH is caused by past treatments with unsupervised use of bleaching cream, inadequate sun blockers after chemical peels and lasers. Healed acne can leave acne scars (PIH).
  • 3. Melasma may be due to genetic, hormonal levels change ( pregnancy, pre-menopause, pills).

Question 3: How to tell Superficial sun spots/pigmentation ( in the top layer, are Epidermis) from deeper pigmentation Melasma ( in the bottom layer, the Dermis)?

  • Sun Spots are
    1. Discrete and defined borders
    2. Darker in appearance because more superficial
    3. Mostly Circular
    4. Any part of the face.
  • Melasma are
    1. Bigger than sun spots, borers not well defined because its deeper
    2. Lighter then sun spots because its deeper
    3. Mostly patchy
    4. mostly around cheek area on both sids, although head can be involved.

Question 4: How are they treated?

1. Sunspots With IPL / Green Laser / Fraxel

2. Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) with Spectra Laser

3. Melasma with Spectra Laser

 

At Skin Perfect Brothers, we’ve been treating Melasma for the past 11 years. We use a laser that does involves minimal to zero heat source, nor does it involve any pealing off the skin. Instead, unlike any other methods (lasers or chem peels) , the laser penetrates deep into the Dermal layer, and become a Shock Wave and shatter the patch of Melasma in to Dust Particles. The lymphatics in the body removes it and detox it out of the body!

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It is unknown so far, but research has point to hormonal imbalance, stress, excessive heat, pregnancy, genetics, certain medications ( antidepressants, and Blood pressure medications), inappropriate and unsupervised use of bleaching creams, but nothing compares to the effects of Sun exposure, which can dramatically increase Melasma.

Two factors to watch for when receiving treatments for Melasma:
1. Heat
2. Peeling.

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Chemical Peels and lasers ( Cosmelon, VI Peels, and Obagi fraxel lasers, CO 2 lasers, and other fractionated lasers) all are possible treatments.
However the melanocyte which is the cell that produce Melasma gets irritated by:
1. Heat
2. Peeling.

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Pixel Q-switch laser is absolutely safe option for all skin types and colors.

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This is very simple, lunch time procedure and the treatment time is 30 minutes only. And one can resume work immediately after the procedure.

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