Pigmentation and Best Pigmentation Removal Treatments
Pigmentation is defined as the colour of the skin, which is caused by melanin. Every individual will have some melanin in the skin. Skin colours will be darker if there is more melanin found in the body. Darker skin patches are known as hyperpigmentation, while lighter skin patches are known as hypopigmentation. These darker and lighter skin patches are formed when the body produces irregular levels of melanin. These lighter and darker patches are commonly seen in many,and range from birthmarks to freckles on many individuals. Many are not pleased with the results that these dark or light patches leave, so they opt for pigmentation removal. Pigmentation removal can help many individuals gain the confidence they need.
What is the best option for pigmentation removal?
There are many options available for pigmentation removal. However, not all are created equally and will not effectively do the job. One of the best treatments for pigmentation removal is the IPL Laser Skin Rejuvenation. This treatment is also known as photorejuvenation. Photorejuvenation or IPL Laser Skin Rejuvenation is a newer form of facial rejuvenation. This light based skin therapy uses lasers to pinpoint small areas of skin. Square Intense pulsed light is absorbed into the skin to target cells in damaged areas, such as the brown and red pigment in and beneath the skin. The light will reach both the superficial layers (epidermis) and the deep layers (dermis). The skin will produce new cells in a rapid manner, which replace the skin that has been damaged due to pigmentation. Many wavelengths are delivered in each pulse of light rather than just one wavelength. Using IPL Laser Skin Rejuvenation for pigmentation removal will allow for less downtime as damage to the epidermis is minimised by a chilled crystal that protects the skin’s surface. The light is attracted to pigments on the skin, such as age spots, which will then scatter the pigment with the heat, which shrinks the pigmentation or removes it completely. This safe and effective treatment will take about half an hour to complete, with 6 to 8 treatments in a month needed for pigmentation removal. Maintenance treatments will then be needed once every 3 months. Some individuals will see results immediately, while others will see results forming in as little as 2 weeks. Pigmentation that has been on the body for a longer period of time will be harder to remove. Areas of the body that may be treated with IPL Laser Skin Rejuvenation include the face, chest, neck, shoulders and hands.
How can one avoid skin pigmentation?
Many may not want to take the time with pigmentation removal. There are a few steps that one can take to avoid having uneven pigmentation. Avoid the sun, and wear a high quality SPF. Ensure that the skin and body are getting adequate amounts of vitamin D and vitamin A. These two vitamins are essential for improving elasticity of the skin, and help with collagen production. Better resiliency will be seen with the use of vitamins D and A. Take time to moisturise the skin. Fully hydrated skin will fair much better by allowing the tissues to repair themselves and the wound healing responses to work faster.
Pigmentation removal is a common procedure done in many dermatologist offices. Look for a dermatologist that is willing to show a portfolio of patients they have done the procedure on. Always ask who will be performing the pigmentation removal and what sort of experience they have with the type of treatment they provide, as well as the training they have received to do a particular treatment for pigmentation removal.