Skin and Hair Procedures
Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition related to an excess of melanin production.
Melanin is a natural pigment found in the skin, hair and the iris of the eye. Its main function in humans is to provide protection against the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) sunlight in the cell nucleus. It is a filter that absorbs solar radiation. The name derives from the Greek word “melanos” meaning “dark”. It is found in different colours and concentrations, resulting in different skin tones.
Melanogenesis is the process of melanin synthesis. It starts from an essential amino acid, tyrosine, which is transformed into melanin by tyrosinase enzyme action. The pigmentation is fully related to the amount of epidermal melanocytes and tyrosinase activation by means of UV rays.
Hyperpigmentation is the disruption of this physiological process, either by the production of too much melanin or for the unevenly distribution of that very same melanin over the skin. This is manifested by patches of varying sizes, more or less dark, which are set in the most exposed areas of the body.
If you are over thirty you are likely to show signs of premature aging due to sun damage. With the Cynosure Elite laser and the Revlite Q-switched Nd:YAG we can now treat sun spots and pigmented lesions.
There are many types of hyperpigmentation but the most common are:
Freckles, age spots and other minor blemishes are caused by melanin, a substance which gives our skin its colour. When melanin gathers in one spot, it becomes apparent as a discoloured area. The wavelengths of light produced by laser technology are designed to be absorbed by these pigmented areas; the powerful light then “shatters” the pigment, causing it to be dispersed by the body’s lymphatic system. The spots will gradually disappear.
Medical Grade Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a non-invasive skin treatment that will improve the overall colour and texture of your skin. IPL is not a laser, but a broad wavelength light that is pulsed onto the skin. This photo-rejuvenation is one of the most effective treatments for smoothing out the tone and texture of your skin and can help in treating rosacea, age spots, sun damage/spots, and general skin tone irregularities.
Spectra Laser Peel is the newest in Hollywood style skin rejuvenation procedures. This Hollywood Laser Peel encompasses the equivalent of having FOUR chemical peels in one session with no downtime, or any complications like ablative lasers. Hollywood Spectra Laser Peel is highly effective for treating uneven skin tone, Melasma, and enlarged pores. The laser peel improves skin tone, texture, and elasticity, plus with the added benefits of reversing sun damaged skin, mild acne scarring, age spots, and freckles.
Recognised worldwide, The Green Peel is proven to be a highly safe and successful method of non-invasive skin resurfacing. Mela White Green Peel is a specifically designed treatment to even out skin pigment, while helping to improve skin complexion. The blend of herbs, mixed with an active skin lightening solution, provide skin exfoliation along with deep cleansing and detoxification of the skin stimulating the de-pigmentation process.
Our Anti-Pigmentation Chemical Peel has been designed specifically with pigmented skin condition in mind and works by accelerating our skins natural rejuvenation process by deeply exfoliating the skin, penetrating the damaged surface layers and encouraging them to shed.
Frequently Asked Questions
The treatment is not painful however any discomfort experienced can be eased with an ice pack.
Yes, the treatment offers an immediate return to routine activities. In fact, clients often schedule appointments during their lunch break and have no trouble return to work afterwards.
Some clients experience an immediate reduction in the appearance of pigmentation however best results are seen over time, as hyper pigmentation gradually fades.
This really depends on your skin type and skin issues. Significant improvement can be experienced after a single session however many clients book a course of treatment for the best results.
Our expert practitioners will help you determine how many sessions you require to achieve the results you desire.
You will receive a full consultation prior to treatment to ensure your suitability.
Following treatment, pigmentation may temporarily appear darker before it lightens, this is completely normal and signals the skin is healing, slight reddening may also occur along with slight flaking as the pigmented skin is eliminated.
Dr. Guru Karna, leading Laser Skin Pigmentation Treatment Clinic in Hyderabad, with distinctive treatment style, ensuring his clients utmost satisfaction and 12+ years experience in cosmetic surgery procedures has developed tremendous cosmetic practice exposure by travelling and interacting with various surgeons. His practice hails from being part of Apollo hospitals from initial stages of his career and also continues his services with his private consultation.