Chemical Peels can improve skin pigmentation by removing the cells of the epidermis which have the excess pigment. Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salisalic acid & TCA peel or deeper phenol peel is also used to treat hyperpigmentation.We use higher concentration of some professional chemical agents under observation to take care of pigmentation which is not approached with home treatments creams. The superficial skin get peeled off in next 2-3 days to reveal a totally fresh skin which you can maintain with recommended face-wash, Sunscreen & night Creams.
Q-switched laser technology
Q Switched Nd:YAG is a lasing medium that helps in targeting dermal pigmentation and melasma that is not amenable to treatment with de-pigmenting creams and chemical peels. The laser is very effective for epidermal (superficial) and dermal (deep) pigmentation. The specific laser wavelength that is sensitive to specific color is chosen to target the lesion while sparing the surrounding normal tissue. The lesion can be treated precisely and accurately with no complication. There is fast and complete improvement.
For deeper pigments, the nanosecond pulse will penetrate the skin without damaging it and break down the deep pigments into small particles which is absorbed by the white blood cells and removed
Repeated laser treatments are necessary at an interval of one month or longer to get the desired results.
Pigmentary lesions can be targeted by Q Switched Nd:YAG….
While the epidermal lesions respond best to 532 nm (frequency doubled NdYAG) the dermal lesions are better treated with 1064 nm.
Q-switched lasers are the gold standard for treatment of tattoos.
Lentigines: usually 1-2 sessions are enough to clear lentigines at 532 nm. However there is a risk of hypo/hyperpigmentation, so avoidance of sun exposure for 4-6 weeks post laser is very important.
Cafe-au lait macules: These again can be treated effectively in 1-2 sessions, but recurrence is common which requires multiple treatments.
Freckles: Response is same as for lentigines. Although very effective.
Dermal pigmented lesions: Nevus of Ota, Nevus of Ito, mongolian spots, Hori's nevus, ABNOMs (acquired bilateral nevus of Ota like macules), and other flat pigmented birthmarks respond well at 1064 nm. Multiple sessions are usually required with near-total clearing of the lesion in most cases.
Melasma: The dermal component of melasma can also be treated but recurrence are common and complete clearnce is seen in multiple sessions.
Is the procedure painful?
The procedure can be slightly uncomfortable but is very tolerable in most cases. The pain is often described slap from a elastic band. Some patient may require topical anaesthesia.
Immediately post treatment slight swelling and redness on the adjacent skin usually resolves within ½ to 1 hr. post treatment. Fading of the lesion will be noted over 4-6 weeks and retreatment energy levels can be tailored depending on the clinical response observed.
Treatment with intense pulsed light, or a Photofacial, is most commonly recommended by doctors to treat hyperpigmentation.
De Tanning Treatment
Get De Tanned at MIDAS Clinic
♦ The harmful UV radiations both UVA and UVB exposure for a longer period are responsible for tanning during summers.
♦ Excess solar radiation causes direct and indirect damage to skin leading to tanning , sun burn, skin pigmentation and early aging.
How can one avoid sun tanning?
♦ Use a good sunscreen with both UVA and UVB protectants which should be waterproof and non comedogenic.
♦ Avoid the harsh sun’s rays between 10 am to 4 pm
♦ Wear loose, dry cotton full sleeved clothes
♦ Use sun glasses and broad brimmed hat
♦ Avoid sun bathing