REMOVAL OF SKIN PIGMENTATION
|SKIN PIGMENTATION AT A GLANCE|
|Procedure Time||1 to 2 hours|
|Anesthesia||Topical anesthetic or sedation combined with local anesthesia|
|Hospital Stay||Usually Outpatient procedure; short hospital stay (occasionally)|
|Back to Work||2 – 4 weeks|
|Recovery||Complete healing – 3-6 months|
|Durations of Results||Temporary for TCA Peel ; Permanent for Phenol Peels|
|Risks/Complications||Infection, scarring , flare up skin allergies etc. (Refer FAQs for more information).|
Freckles, sun spots, skin discoloration or age spots can be very damaging to one’s self confidence. Nothing can make you feel more rejuvenated and confident than having a spotless and younthful look.
Skin Pigmentation or pigmented lesions are a common sight among the aging population over 40 years. Pigmented lesions occur when abundance of melanin is concentrated close to the surface of the skin causing hyperpigmentation. Melanin, produced by melanocytes is the dark pigment present in the skin and technically known as solar lentigines or age spots.
Factors like excessive exposure to the sun, skin damage, hormonal changes, allergic reactions, genetic predisposition and improper hair removal are some changes that cause hyperpigmentation.
Skin Pigmentation Treatments
Transmission of heat to the pigmented skin areas with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) applicator helps treat pigmentation. The IPL technology helps attract the heat to dark pigmentation, discoloring the skin, over time.
IPL Photo Rejuvenation treatments complements Skin Pigmentation treatments, and in combination, they rejuvenate your skin, improve skin tone and complexion.
Some answers below may clear your doubts about skin pigmentation and help you make informed decision about the treatment:
Care Before Surgery
- Select a certified and experienced Cosmetic surgeon for consultation/procedure
- Quit smoking 2 weeks before surgery
- Refrain from eating or drinking for 8 hours before surgery /as advised by your doctor
- Follow doctor’s instructions about medication to be taken or stopped before surgery
- Be prepared to face the risks/complications if any, post-surgery
- Understand the follow-up care, including dietary restrictions
Care After Surgery
- Follow your doctor’s post-op care instructions strictly to avoid complications
- No – rigorous activities, blowing nose, rubbing, scratching face
- Quit smoking for at least 3-4 weeks
- Prop up your head while sleeping to reduce swelling and improve recovery
- Do not expose to direct sunlight, and eat soft semi-solid foods
- Do not compare results with others
- Do not skip post-op care appointments
Frequently asked Questions
Here are a few points that may answer your questions about Rhinoplasty, to help you make an informed decision before opting for it.
IPL technique treats skin pigmentation, skin lesions, age spots, brown spots, sun spots, freckles and skin discoloration.
It takes 4-6 weeks with 4-6 sittings for the treatment
IPL Pigmentation treatment diminishes pigment lesions, eliminates sun spots and freckles, fades age spots and solves skin discoloration problems. It refreshes the skin from sun damage.
It takes minimal downtime, causes slight redness (1-2 days) and requires avoiding sun for 48 hrs.
There are more risks with the use of lasers as opposed to lightening agents, and these risks include worsening of the pigmentation, loss of normal skin pigmentation (hypopigmentation) or scarring of the skin (rare). Short-term potential side effects of IPL photo facial treatment include, very minor swelling, redness, and visible small capillaries.
Why Choose Hyderabad Cosmetic (HCS) Surgery?
We are a team of plastic and cosmetic surgeons who are board certified members with experience in dimple creation and facial surgeries.
Our team is led by Dr. Ravindranath Bhyri, M.S, M.Ch, dedicated and board certified Plastic Surgeon with 13 years of surgical experience. He has an expertise in complex reconstructive & life-saving procedures. Dr. Bhyri is Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon for several hospitals in Hyderabad/Secunderabad cities.
HCS adopts safe and evidence-based treatment procedures that promote skin health and enhance its natural appearance. Our customized and standard procedures bring about positive results. We provide after care instructions on skincare, nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle habits, to maximize skin health and minimize pigmentation of skin.
We discuss in detail, the pros and cons of the procedure and answer all questions raised by the patient to help them make informed decisions. HCS provides before-after photos for patients to compare and evaluate results.
We are an empathetic team that ensures best patient care. You can stay rest assured that you are in the safe hands of a highly-trained plastic and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Bhyri at Hyderabad Cosmetic Surgery.