Skin City’s philosophy on skin lightening treatment:
A person’s skin colour is decided by nature. SkinCity does not believe in changing the natural skin tone from dark to fair or vice versa. Healthy skin care routines, use of sun protection and optimum use of skin brightening agents like peels & lasers advised by an expert, can enhance the natural beauty of your skin
This instant service aims at exfoliating the dead skin layer with ultrasound followed by a gentle massage and a deep hydrating mask. As the name suggests it enhances skin quality and gives a fresh glow.
This service is a combination of exfoliation and skin clarifying, using ultrasound followed by chemical peeling and a hydrating mask. It helps reverse sun damage and reduces pigmentation, it also improves skin texure.
Laser Brightening Medifacial
This advanced skin brightening treatment aims at reducing melanin granules in the upper skin layer with the help of the state of the art ‘helios laser toning’ for optimum pigment balancing along with skin exfoliation this is very suitable for sensitive skin which is unable to tolerate regular facials and bleaches.
Q: What causes hyper-pigmentation?
A: Hyper pigmentation may either be due to increased melanin deposition in the epidermis or dermis. Epidermal pigmentary disorders respond well to treatment while dermal pigmentation may take a long time to lighten.
Q: What is Photomelanosis?
A: Photomelanosis is the increased pigmentation caused due to sun exposure. The pigmentation occurs on exposed skin,
Q: What is Sun burn (tan)?
A: Sun burn is a condition commonly encountered in fair skinned people due to excessive sun exposure.
Q What causes Post inflammatory hyper pigmentation?
A PIH may be seen in the following cases after healing has occurred – acne, eczemas, contact dermatitis, drug induced pigmentation, cosmetics especially those containing fragrance.
Q: What is Melasma?
A: Melasma is seen as brown patches on the face, it is more commonly seen in females. It occurs due to hormonal changes in the body.
Q: What is the cause of Peri-orbital melanosis?
A: Peri-orbital melanosis also known as ‘dark circles’ may be heriditary, due to stress or poor lifestyle.
Q: What are Freckles and Lentigenes?
A: These are tiny black spots on the face and are genetic in origin.
Q: What is Macular lichen amyloidosis?
A: Macular lichen amyloidosis occurs over the years due to dryness of skin, friction, sun exposure, mainly on the back, arms and legs
Skin City protocol for Skin lightening:
T SkinCity, our dermatologists will examine your skin and decide a treatment for your pigmentation, ranging from medicines to procedures. Procedures for pigmentation include Fractional Q switched NdYag laser and an array of peels such as Glycolic peels, TCA peels, Yellow peel, Obagi peel, Nomelan peel, Cosmelan peel and others.
Melasma, Photomelanosis and post inflammatory hyper pigmentation can be treated with topical creams such as hydroxy quinine, tretinoin, alpha hydroxy acid creams, azelic acid, arbutin, liquorice, kojic acid etc. Medications are usually combined with chemical peels, dermabrasion, IPL and Nd YAG laser procedures for getting best results.
Chemical peeling is the application of a solution/gel on the treatment area for a particular time period. It is a clinic procedure. It does not require any hospitalization. After properly studying the skin type and its sensitivity, the dermatologist decides on the type of peeling agent and its concentration.
Q: What is a Glycolic acid peel?
A: It is an Alpha hydroxy peel. It is done to remove blemishes and superficial acne scars and also to give the skin an even tone.
Q: What peel is used for dark circles?
A: Arginine peel derived from Brown sugar is used to treat dark circles.
Q: What is Beta hydroxy peel?
A: This is a salicylic acid peel used to treat active acne ( whiteheads& blackheads) .
Q: What is Cosmelan peel used for?
A: Cosmelan peel is a deep skin whitening peel, to be done by a professional.
Q: Which peel is used for skin lightening?
A: Yellow peel which is a vitamin A peel is used for skin lightening and brightening.
Q: Which peel works on deep pigmentation?
A: Nomelan peel is used to treat increased pigmentation.
It involves mild to moderate exfoliation of superficial dead skin layer, thus helping in better penetration of medication/ peeling agents/ laser light.
Q: How does Dermabrion help?
A: It improves the texture of the skin as well as the results of the pigmentation reducing procedures.
IPL/ Nd YAG Laser:
These Laser technologies help in breaking down the melanin pigment responsible for hyper-pigmentation. It gets destroyed and scattered by the laser light rays and is discarded from the body through the metabolic process. They are safe techniques and downtime is minimal.
They give excellent results when combined with medications and sun protection.
Pixel laser combined with NdYag laser gives excellent results in most types of hyper-pigmentation. It helps in removing the superficial dead skin layer along with pigmentation.