What Causes Pigmentation Scars and How to treat?

The skin’s pigmentation naturally shields it from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Hyperpigmentation results from the body producing too much melanin, the pigment that protects the epidermis from UV rays. 

Numerous skin pigmentation diseases, including skin discoloration, melasma, freckles, vitiligo, albinism, etc., can result from hyperpigmentation. 

These conditions can impact a person’s complete body or just their face. Fortunately, skin pigmentation treatment are available to remove skin pigmentation from the face and torso.

What causes skin discoloration?

One of the most typical types of hyperpigmentation is sometimes called “sun spots.” Small to medium-sized skin lesions brought on by sun damage to skin cells typically appear on the hands, cheeks, or décolletage. When skin is exposed to direct sunlight, more melanin is produced, which results in a color shift. Most organisms contain a collection of natural pigments known as melanin. Every individual has a different amount of melanin depending on their genetics and skin type.

A condition known as melasma is another typical cause of discoloration. A particular form of hyperpigmentation called melasma develops more often than not during pregnancy due to hormonal changes. The production of melanin can alter as a result of additional hormonal conditions like Addison’s disease. Freckles are regarded as a type of hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is a side effect of some medications. Hyperpigmentation can also result from skin damage, high stress, and other factors.



Additional factors include:

-Not protecting against ultraviolet rays by wearing sunscreen daily with an SPF of at least 15 (even in cold seasons).

-Using overly aggressive skincare products because they increase the skin’s susceptibility to sun harm.

-Inadequate wound treatment

-Using tobacco products

-Cancer or certain allergies

Pigmentation treatment

Several treatment options are available for pigmentation, including pigmentation peel treatment and pigmentation scar treatment, as well as other treatments that target hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration.

Pigmentation Peel Treatment:

A pigmentation peel treatment is a type of chemical peel that uses a blend of acids to target hyperpigmentation, melasma, and other types of skin discoloration. The treatment includes applying a chemical solution to the skin, which causes the initial layers of the skin to peel away, revealing a smoother and more even complexion.

The most common acids used in pigmentation peel treatments include glycolic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid. These acids work by exfoliating the top layers of the skin and promoting cell turnover, which can reduce the appearance of pigmentation.

Pigmentation peel treatments are typically done in several sessions spaced a few weeks apart. The number of treatments needed will depend on the severity of the pigmentation and the desired results.

Pigmentation Scar Treatment:

Pigmentation scar treatment in Dubai is a type of treatment that targets scars and hyperpigmentation caused by acne, injuries, or surgery. This treatment involves using lasers or light therapy to break down the pigment in the scar tissue, reducing its appearance and making it less noticeable.

Lasers and light therapy target the melanin in the scar tissue, which absorbs the energy from the treatment and breaks down the pigment. Over time, the body’s natural healing processes will remove the damaged pigment, resulting in a more even and smooth complexion.

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Other Treatment Options:

In addition to pigmentation peel and pigmentation scar treatments, there are several other treatment options available for pigmentation, including:

Topical Skin Lightening Agents: These products contain ingredients such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, and vitamin C, which lighten the skin and reduce the appearance of pigmentation.

Microdermabrasion: This treatment is done by using a device to exfoliate the top layers of the skin, which can reduce pigmentation.

IPL Therapy: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy uses broad-spectrum light to target pigmentation and other skin concerns. This treatment is typically done in a series of sessions and can help to reduce the appearance of pigmentation and improve skin texture and tone.

Chemical Peels: In addition to pigmentation peels, several other types of chemical peels are available that can help reduce the appearance of pigmentation, including alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) peels and beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) peels.

Consult Prof. Dr Robert Hierner for pigmentation scar treatment

One of Dubai’s most renowned plastic surgeons, Prof. Dr Robert Hierner, has a stellar worldwide reputation for skin pigmentation treatment and scar removal Dubai.

Prof. Dr Robert has more than 30 years of experience and a wide educational background from top universities domestically and abroad. He can easily provide the most advanced techniques.

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