11 Feb What You Need To Know About Skin Pigmentation.
Pigmentation refers to colour, and skin pigmentation occurs when that colour is affected. Melanin is the pigment produced in your body that gives your skin its colour. There are certain cells that are responsible for making melanin and when these cells get damaged, melanin production is also disturbed. The resulting skin discoloration is then called a disorder. Some skin pigmentation disorders affect only some areas of your skin while others can affect your entire body. When your body produces too much melanin, the skin gets darker and is known as hyperpigmentation This happens when you stay in the sun for long periods of time and also during pregnancy. When the skin suffers a complete loss of pigment, it is known as depigmentation. Diseases such as vitiligo and albinism occur as a result of this.
Skin pigmentation disorders can be treated. Certain home remedies can also help in cases such as age spots and darkening of the skin due to the sun. Lightening creams are also available for age spots. However more serious diseases need to be treated medically. Instant laser clinic provides skin pigmentation treatment Melbourne. It has an extremely skilled team of professionals who provide great care and service. With almost 20 years of experience, it has won the Australian Achiever Award for best customer service. To start treatment, a diagnosis has to be made first and the reason behind the skin pigmentation has to be discovered.
Causes of skin pigmentation
Skin pigmentation can be genetic. Freckles occur when melanin is clustered closely together and this is something that is inherited from your family. Some people are also born with skin that is more prone to moles. If these moles change in size and colour however, a skin doctor needs to be consulted. Exposure to the sun can also lead to more melanin being produced in certain areas such as the nose and cheeks, which lead to the formation of freckles. They made fade in the winter but in some cases become permanent. Hormones can also play a part in the phenomenon. Melasma is a disease usually caused by hormone induces excess pigmentation. Sometimes taking medicine to control hormones such as birth control pills can also cause hyperpigmentation. Post-Inflammatory pigmentation can arise in people whose skin stays inflamed for long periods of time, for example in people who have eczema or acne. Hypopigmentation is also a type of skin pigmentation that occurs when very low amounts of melanin is being produced and makes the skin lighter. It is often caused due to injury to the skin such as an infection or burns or even chemical exposure.
A variety of skin pigmentation treatments in Melbourne are available at the Instant Laser Clinic. Chemical peels, laser treatments and intense pulse light therapy (IPL) are some of the names of the skin treatments available. A chemical peel is where acids are used in strong doses to treat the pigmentation. The appearance of the upper layer of your skin is made better drastically, in severe cases deeper layers of your skin are also targeted. There are some side effects such as irritation and redness and can cause individuals to be more sensitive to the sun as layers of the skin are peeled. Chemical peels work best if you have age spots, sun damage and blotchy skin. Laser peel is also an option where beams of light are targeted to remove layers of your skin and reduce hyperpigmentation. IPL rejuvenation is common and non-invasive skin pigmentation treatment in Melbourne at the Instant laser clinic. It is use to help increase growth of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin and is used to treat overall pigmentation. It also helps reduce wrinkles and big pores. Firstly, a cool gel is placed on the skin to decrease any discomfort that one may face during the treatment and once the procedure begins; light pulses are applied to the skin through a hand piece that break down melanin.
The more superficial the pigmentation, the easier it will heal. However, if it is deeper and the colour ranges from blue to purple under a bright light then it will take longer to heal. There are a variety of treatments available targeting almost every type of skin pigmentation. It is always better to consult a professional and seek help if it doesn’t go away on its own in a few days. As a general rule, you should always take care of your skin and take measures to ensure that your skin is always glowing and fresh.