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Pigmentation - How Chemical Peels Can Help Treat It?

Dr. Rupinder Kaur 92% (108 ratings)
MD - Dermatology Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Ludhiana
Pigmentation - How Chemical Peels Can Help Treat It?

Besides being a part of aging, skin pigmentation can also be caused due to the damaging effects of acne or even long-term exposure to UV rays of the sun. You can eliminate brown spots or scars by resorting to certain skin rejuvenation treatment. The more aggressive skin treatments are Laser Skin Resurfacing or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). For treating moderately pigmented skin, Chemical Peels can also be used.

How do chemical peels work?
Chemical peels sink deeper into the layers of your skin and stimulate the cell’s turnover process. For exfoliation, the chemical peels are used to burn the top layer of your skin, thus reducing the pigmentation of your skin and also eliminating or reducing the external lines, blemishes and wrinkles. Different chemical peels have different penetrating powers into different layers of the skin. The chemical peels are customized according to the area and extent of damages caused to your skin.

Treatment by chemical peels
Such treatment is taken up by cosmetic dermatology centers and medical spas. Prior to the process, consult the dermatologist for a better evaluation of your skin type and needs. Also know about the potential risks and side effects such as burning, excessive scarring, permanent hypo-pigmentation or hyper-pigmentation


Types of chemical peels
The following are the commonly used chemical peels used for the treatment of pigmentation:

 

  • Vi Peel: Considered to be a very powerful Gen Next peel, it involves minimum downtime and brings about effective results. It restores damaged skin and alleviates the visible signs of aging. Healing may take a maximum of 4 days and the peel has to be kept on the skin till it heals completely. It is particularly effective for Melasma and hyper-pigmentation.
  • Melanage Peel: It is prepared with retinoic acid and hydroquinone. It can be suitably used for all types of skin. This along with medicated masque increases the skin cell turnover and breaks up the pigments. It also stimulates the production of collagen, thus making the skin smoother and toned after it heals.
  • Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA): This has moderate penetration into the skin. Here, the downtime varies between seven to ten days, depending upon the sensitivity of your skin. It is particularly effective for those having pronounced pigmentation of the skin.
     
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I'm a 19 years old college student, I got skin tan pigmentation and all over the face neck and hands please suggest any skin lightening cream soon.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 93% (26555 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I'm a 19 years old college student, I got skin tan pigmentation and all over the face neck and hands please suggest a...
Natural Ways to Remove Sun Tan Instantly 1. Lemon Juice Cut a lemon and rub a slice on your tanned skin. Allow it to sit for some minutes before washing it off. 2. Cucumber Extract, Lemon Juice and Rose Water Mix one tablespoon of each of the 3 ingredients in a bowl and dab it generously on your tanned skin. 3. Bengal Gram Flour and Turmeric Mix a tiny amount of turmeric with two tablespoons of Bengal gram flour, milk and one-tablespoon rose water. Apply to tanned areas and leave it be for 15-20 minutes before taking it off. 4. Masoor, Tomato and Aloe Soak one tablespoon of masoor dal in water and make it into a paste. To this add equal quantities of aloe extract and tomato paste. Apply on tanned areas of your face and let it sit for 30 minutes before using cold water to wash it off. 5. Honey and Ripe Papaya Mash up about half a cup of papaya with one-tablespoon honey. Apply on tanned areas and let it sit for 30 minutes before using cold water to wash it off. 6. Oat Meal and Buttermilk In 3 tablespoons of buttermilk add 2 tablespoons of oatmeal. Using circular movements, massage it onto the tanned areas. Easy! 7. Yogurt and Tomato Extract Mix up one tablespoon of each ingredient and slather the paste that’s formed on tanned areas. Let it be for half an hour before washing off with water.
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How Does Lasers Lighten Pigmentation & Scars?

ISAAC
Dermatologist, Delhi
How Does Lasers Lighten Pigmentation & Scars?

Acne is irritating not only when it is active, but even after it heals. This is because it leaves behind unpleasant scars and pigmentation. Laser therapy is the best known way of dealing with these scars and pigmentation issues. It is a misconception that laser treatment is a new form of skin therapy. Laser is being used to treat pigmentation scars since 1964, however, the procedures have evolved significantly and become much more improved and effective.

How does laser therapy work?
Lasers direct intense amounts of monochromatic light at precise points on the skin. This light is emitted in short pulses. When this light hits the skin it heats the hemoglobin cells. The precision with which lasers direct this light ensures that surrounding cells are not affected.

By changing the amount of light, lasers can be used to address cells at varying depths of the skin. In the case of scars, they can destroy the excessive melanin deposits causing a scar. It can also boost collagen production.



In most cases, lasers used to treat skin issues are carbon dioxide or argon lasers. These are known as CW lasers. Laser therapy may be short pulsed or long pulsed. The difference between the two lies in the rest period between emitting bursts of light. The type of laser therapy used depends largely on the degree of scarring or hyperpigmentation.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Laser treatment

  • One of the biggest advantages of this form of therapy is its precision. Laser therapy does not affect the surrounding cells. It is also a bloodless form of therapy that does not require any hospitalization. As compared to other forms of skin therapy for scarring such a dermabrasion, laser therapy does not increase a person’s risk of infection.
  • On the flip side, laser treatment does not work well with all types of scars or all skin types. Also, some people may require multiple sessions for results to be noticeable. In cases of scarring on dark skin, laser lights can wound the capillaries in the skin. As the skin in this area heals, it may become lighter than the surrounding skin. Laser treatment can also cause raised scars known as keloids when used to treat dark skin. These scars cannot be treated with laser therapy and requires additional treatments. Laser treatment is also a little more expensive as compared to other forms of therapy.
  • If you choose to undergo laser treatment to remove scars and pigmentation, it is important to have realistic expectations. Do not expect your skin to be perfect after the procedure. While there will be an improvement, do not assume that 100% of scarring will be removed.
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Due to pigmentation around my mouth I took chemical peel and used retinol cream but still my face colour is so dark than. Body its getting works no cosmetics works for me not even home remedy I do feel that my skin can not breathe snd nothing go inside whatever I do apply.

Dr. Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 96% (49656 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Due to pigmentation around my mouth I took chemical peel and used retinol cream but still my face colour is so dark t...
Undergo glutathione therapy. Otherwise, few creams also available. Contact me by direct online consultation for treatment.
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How to get rid of pigmentation & tan? My skin is getting dull and tan day by day, pigmentation black marks are spreading on face very fast. Was taken skin treatment prior for pimples so not using anything on face no soap only fairness cream sometimes.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 93% (795 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
How to get rid of pigmentation & tan?
My skin is getting dull and tan day by day, pigmentation black marks are spread...
You can use aloe vera juice/gel from its leaf (fresh), not from ready made gels available in market. For this homeopathic treatment is very effective. Use some sunblock with SPF (at least 50) every time you go out in sun. U need proper constitutional med to get permanent relief. Ask for consultation with pics of affected area so that I can help you better.
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My neck and hands colour changes pigmentation sun damage. How to remove .plz help me.

Dr. Rushali Angchekar 95% (57407 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
My neck and hands colour changes pigmentation sun damage. How to remove .plz help me.
Berb aq Q 10drops 2times daily. skinorex syrup 1spoonful 3times daily bio comb 20. 4pills 3times daily
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Do you have a treatment for lichen planus pigmentosus in allopathy or any other pathy like homeopathy or naturopathy.

Dr. Ramya M N 93% (771 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Do you have a treatment for lichen planus pigmentosus in allopathy or any other pathy like homeopathy or naturopathy.
Treatment for LPP is difficult. Some results can be achieved with drugs and laser. Consult a dermatologist. Till you visit, keep using good sunscreen.
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I am having uneven skin tone of my Face, pigmentation on cheek bones and forehead. I use good quality sunscreen of SPF 25 of UV and UB coverage. Some times have acne around the chin area. Tell me how-to have clear skin.

Dr. R K Singh 87% (49 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery, MBA (Healthcare)
Ayurveda, Balrampur
I am having uneven skin tone of my Face, pigmentation on cheek bones and forehead. I use good quality sunscreen of SP...
गाय के दूध के साथ मसाज और फिर बाद में धुले
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Sir my uncle is diabetic and 50 years taking medicine of diabetes. Now light brown skin pigment appears on lip and back. Please tell me appropriate treatment.

Dr. Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 96% (49656 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Sir my uncle is diabetic and 50 years taking medicine of diabetes. Now light brown skin pigment appears on lip and ba...
He is suffering from allergic dermatitis. Medicine available for good improvement. As the treatment varies depending on the severity. Send photos of the affected area, by direct online consultation for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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I have sensitive acne prone skin and my skin has been damaged due to acne and other products that I have been using I have lots of tan and acne scars. I want to get rid of my tan and dark spots and pigmentation but I have sensitive skin so it's difficult so how can I get rid of them safely, what products should I use.

Dr. Kalpesh A. Suthar 91% (1223 ratings)
BHMS, M.D. HOMOEOPATHY
Homeopath, Vadodara
I have sensitive acne prone skin and my skin has been damaged due to acne and other products that I have been using I...
No need to be worry dear Lybrate user your problem of acne will solve with my homoeopathic treatment without any sife effect.
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