Pigmentation Treatment

Pigmentation Treatments in Abu Dhabi

Pigmentation Treatments in Abu Dhabi

Pigmentation spots are a major source of beauty concern: complexion is no longer homogenous, skin lacks radiance and brightness. The skin’s pigment is called melanin and pigmentation is genetically determined. Various factors may cause this coloring to become uneven and unsightly:

  • UVAs and UVBs (generally from the sun but also artificial UVs)
  • Hormones

Melanin, which is the main chromophore of hyper-pigmentation, accumulates in the melanosomes. Depending on the position of the pigment in the skin, different treatments are used with varying penetration capacities. Pigmented lesions can be classed as epidermal, dermal and mixed, depending on the location of the pigment in the skin.

The superficial epidermal lesions (freckles, ephelids, milk-coffee stains, several types of nevi and sun spots), are the easiest to remove without any scarring. Dermal lesions found deeper down (Nevi of Ota, Nevi of Ito and Hori, and Mongolian spots), require a stronger treatment for better penetration into the skin. In the case of mixed dermal-epidermal lesions it is advisable to treat the epidermal component first and once this has been mitigated, the laser can then be used to penetrate deeper into the dermal component.

Our treatments include:

  • Laser:

CO2 fractional Laser has proved to be an extremely effective and versatile instrument for pigmentary rejuvenation, carried out in total safety. It is particularly suitable for treating sun spots and superficial age spots, especially where the skin is thin and delicate such as on the hands or throat. Excellent results can be achieved in just a few patient-friendly sessions.

The Q-switched laser systems release high energy at very short intervals (in the range of nanoseconds) which makes it a perfect solution for deep & mixed pigmentation thanks to both a thermal and photomechanical effect.

  • Mesotherapy:

A minimally invasive procedure that is widely used to treat various injuries and medical conditions. This medical specialty targets problem areas with microinjections of conventional or homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Tiny “medicinal bullets” are delivered directly into the mesoderm (middle layer of skin) that is highly specific to the condition being treated.

  • Chemical Peels:

Chemical peels involve application of an acid solution to the skin, which helps improve acne blemishes, sun damage, age spots, freckles, rough skin and uneven pigmentation. All portions of the body can benefit from a chemical peel. The procedure causes a uniform exfoliation of the skin layers, varying from superficial to deep. Peels use differing formulas of chemicals to treat your skin. Mild chemicals (like glycolic acid) create very superficial changes, but more irritating chemicals (such as phenol) can cause more profound changes in your skin.

 

Some Pigmentation / Dark spots triggers :

1. Skin Disorders , such as :

Melasma
Riehl’s melanosis
Poikiloderma of Civatte
Erythromelanosis follicularis
Linea Fusca

2. UV light

3. Specific medications sensitize the skin to the sun and other medications

4. Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation :

Uppermost common offending medications are mentioned below:
Estrogens
Tetracyclines
Amiodarone
Phenytoin
Phenothiazines
Sulfonamides

5. Other conditions or disorders :
Pregnancy
Liver disease
Addison’s disease
Hemachromatosis
Pituitary tumors