Pigmentation and discolouration can be a hard nut to crack. But don’t worry as we speak to a seasoned dermatologist Dr. Shibani Bhatia (MBBS, MD, DNB, FAGE, MRCP (SCE) UK) on what is pigmentation, what leads to it, and how to say bye to it!
Read on as we seek some expert advice from her –
Q: Can you explain the common causes of pigmentation and how it affects the skin?
A: Pigmentation, determined by melanin, can be influenced by sun exposure, hormonal changes, inflammation, genetics, age, skin disorders, drugs, and chemical exposure. Excess melanin leads to hyperpigmentation (dark spots), while decreased melanin results in hypopigmentation (light patches). Treatment involves sun protection, topical solutions, and, in some cases, medical procedures.
Q: How can the issue of pigmentation be approached?
A: We believe that a holistic approach is necessary and crucial in treating and controlling further pigmentation. Unlike tanning, which can be taken care of by products, pigmentation needs special care. Its root cause is present deep within the skin, hence needs guidance and treatment from an expert dermatologist.
I would recommend taking specialized Kaya services that include highly effective ingredients and technologies that can help correct tan, pigmentation, dark spots and age spots, giving you a clearer and radiant complexion.
Once you visit us, our expert dermatologists carry out a thorough skin analysis to understand the lifestyle and diagnosed cause of your pigmentation. This prior diagnosis tells us the severity of your pigmentation. Based on the analysis, you will be advised the right Pigmentation Reduction System that your skin needs to give you a clearer complexion. Pigmentation not only affects the face but can be found in other body areas like the neck, arms, back etc. Our Pigmentation Reduction System is a transformative solution that uses specialized services and products along with highly effective ingredients. It fades tanning, pigmentation marks, dark spots and age spots, leaving your skin clear and luminous. This system works well for the face and the neck area, as well as any area of the body.
Q: What are the key ingredients or technologies used in products that specifically target pigmentation?
A: We use a combination of specialised services and products that include highly effective ingredients and technology. Vitamin C, Alpha Arbutin, Niacinamide, and Retinoids to address dark spots, effective combination of derma peels with botanical actives. Generally, using a vitamin c serum in the morning with your spf and night time using glycolic acid combined with other depigmenting agents and locking it with a moisturizer helps target pigmentation.
Q: Can you explain the importance of sun protection in managing and preventing pigmentation?
A: Sun protection is crucial in managing and preventing pigmentation because exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays stimulates melanin production, leading to dark spots and uneven skin tone. Sunscreen helps to block these harmful rays, reducing the risk of hyperpigmentation and protecting the skin. Kaya has a range of sunscreens for every skin type like Daily Moisturising Sunscreen, Kaya Youth Protect Sunscreen SPF 50, Sensitive skin SPF 15, Ultra light aquagel sunscreen SPF25 which you should use without fail!