What is it?
Skin pigmentation is a common occurrence in many, that can be of various different forms and types. It can be broadly classified under three categories, namely, birthmarks, vascular birthmarks, and pigmentation disorders.
Birthmarks are those skin pigmentations that one has since birth, as the name suggests. These can include naevus of ota, café-au-lait spots, moles, etc. Vascular birthmarks can include macular stains, port wine stains, haemangiomas, etc. As for pigmentation related disorders, a few commonly known ones can include albinism, melasma, vitiligo, hyperpigmentation, etc.
How is it treated?
Skin pigmentation can be treated in various ways depending on the type and intensity of the condition. A proper consultation with the doctor can help identify and diagnose your situation better, which can in turn help the doctor suggest the best suited treatment options for you. Common treatments often include topical medication, chemical peels, laser treatments, etc.
What are the Pre- and Post-procedure steps for skin pigmentation treatment?
Depending upon the type of treatment suggested and opted for you, the doctor will provide you with several steps to follow before and after the treatment. This will help ensure a smooth treatment process, as well as speedy recovery with maximum results and minimum side effects.