Pigmentation patches are a common skin problem. Melanin is the chemical which affects the colour of the skin. The greater the amount of melanin, the darker the tone of the skin. UV rays and physical illness are the two main reasons for increased pigmentation in certain patches. However, this can now be addressed with laser treatment.

The procedure

The advanced intense pulsed light system (IPL) and medical micro-dermabrasion lasers are the two main types of treatments used to treat pigmentation. Advanced IPL uses a sapphire crystal waveguide to treat the chromophores in the tissue which cause the skin to get a darker tone. A medical micro dermabrasion laser treats the pigmented area by passing fine, medical grade crystals over the skin via a hand held device. In both the methods, you will feel little during the treatment.

The results

Immediately afterwards, the area that has undergone the treatment might look much darker. After some time this darkness will fade away. Depending upon the intensity of your pigmentation, the number of treatment sessions may differ. People with minor pigmentation problems can be treated in one session whereas those with deep marks may need six or seven sessions.

Treating pigmentation patches with lasers is an easy and painless way to get rid of them. Pigmentation marks look unsightly, especially on areas like the face. This skin problem, if treated, can completely vanish and enhance your appearance.