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Skin Brightening

Every skin colour is beautiful. Our skin colour is decided by our genes, ethnicity and sun exposure over the years. Our skin gets exposed to sunlight, pollution and becomes dull, dry, unhealthy looking. To make your skin look hydrated, supple, and glowing, skin brightening and tightening regimens are advised. Healthy skin care routines, use of sun protection and optimum use of skin brightening procedures like hydra-medifacials, serum infusion therapy, hydroxy peels & lasers, advised and performed by an expert, can enhance the natural beauty of your skin.

Causes of hyperpigmentation:

Sun burn (tan)Reddish discolouration of the skin and later turning into brownish spots usually on the face, neck and arms due to recent exposure is called sun burn or tanning.

Melasma/ butterfly mark : Brownish patches on cheeks, nose, sometimes forehead are called melasma or butterfly mark of pregnancy as it commonly starts in pregnancy. It’s also observed in light skinned males.

Under eye pigmentation or dark circles : These are usually hereditary or may occur due to sleep deprivation, stress, eye strain due to excessive use of computer screens or underlying nutritional or hormonal disturbances.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation : It can occur at any part of the body after healing of wound, burns or in conditions like acne, eczemas, contact dermatitis, drug allergy, hair colour or cosmetics allergy.

Freckles and sun spots : Tiny black or brownish spots may occur over face and neck due genetic tendency or excessive sun exposure in light skinned individuals.

Macular amyloidosis : It’s seen as brownish blackish skin discolouration over arms, legs, back due to years of dryness of skin, friction and sun exposure.

At LiveYoung Skin & Hair Clinic, we examine your skin and confirm the type of your pigmentation. If required diagnostic method such as skin biopsy is sent for microscopic examination to find out the cause and depth of pigmentation. The treatment plan is made consisting of medicines and procedures. Procedures for pigmentation include microdermabrasion, IPL, Fractional Q switched Nd YAG laser and various hydroxy peeling agents, depigmentation injection therapy. We counsel the patient regarding realistic treatment outcomes and continuation of skin care even after completion of treatment. The treatment focuses on reduction of dark patches, uneven skin tone and gives you a healthy looking skin with natural glow. The best possible results are achieved with combinations of procedures, medications and sun protection.

Skin Tightening:

Skin aging starts as early as 30 years of age. To minimise the aging changes, one must follow good sun protection, healthy diet, regular exercise and avoidance of alcohol and smoking. The tightness and texture of the skin can also be maintained by regular maintenance procedures. Radiofrequency skin tightening, serum infusions, growth factor injections, ultrasonic tightening are some of the commonly performed tightening procedures.

These brightening and tightening procedures cause mild exfoliation of superficial dead skin layer, collagen stimulation, deliver concentrated oxygen and increased blood supply to the skin. Thus, the metabolic toxins accumulated in the skin layers are removed. This is followed by application of skin brightening serums on the face and helping its movement through the skin to its deeper layers with a mesoporation. These serums are cocktails of vitamins, micronutrients, amino acids and antioxidants and the end result is a rejuvenated and smooth look with reduction in the fine lines and open pores. This procedure can be repeated every 4-6 weeks as your skin care maintenance.

Hyaluronic acid injections, platelet rich plasma injections are also skin lift procedures with good improvement in skin texture, fine lines, skin turgor. These injections are given with microneedles under topical numbing cream and cause minimal or no discomfort. They give hydrated look to the skin, cause collagen stimulation over next 2-3 weeks giving firmer appearance. They can be repeated every 4-6 weeks.

At LiveYoung Skin & Hair Clinic, we design the treatment plan for your skin rejuvenation process as per your age, skin type, sun exposure, skin care routine with alignment for realistic treatment outcomes.