Bothered by dark patches in your skin? Then you might need pigmentation treatment. Skin pigmentation treatment in Singapore is one of the leading reasons why people go to their dermatologist’s clinic. So, if you think that you’re the only one whose quality of life is affected by skin pigmentation, then think again. Skin pigmentation is common, especially in adults and they can come in different forms.
In this article, One Face, one of the leading skin pigmentation treatment clinics in Singapore shares the causes of skin pigmentation, the different skin pigmentation treatments in Singapore as well as tips on what to avoid after pigmentation treatment to help you manage the condition and help you say goodbye to unwanted dark spots forever.
What causes skin pigmentation?
- Over-exposure to harmful UV rays
Even the tiniest amount of ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun can trigger the production of melanin, the natural pigment in the skin. This is why pigmentation treatments in Singapore are very common because Singapore is a tropical country and people here are exposed to the sun all year. In addition, constant sun exposure causes the skin to be irritated and inflamed that can worsen your dark spots.
This is why One Face cannot stress enough the importance of practising a rigorous sunscreen regimen for your face and skin that are always exposed to the sun’s harmful rays. Sunscreens with at least SPF 30 are your first line of defence against skin pigmentation.
- Skincare products and treatments that irritate your skin
Some skin care products contain harsh ingredients that can trigger irritation in your skin. Other cosmetic treatments can also use certain acids and strong chemicals that are too harsh for the skin. These skin irritants can cause the skin to develop pigmentations and without proper guidance from a qualified dermatologist, these products and treatments can cause inflammation and worsen your pigmentation.
If you are not fully aware of the ingredients and chemicals in your beauty products and treatments, One Face advises that you stay away from them and talk to your doctor first.
- Hormonal changes, especially during pregnancy
Some skin pigmentation such as melasma and Hori’s nevus can commonly among pregnant women or can develop after pregnancy. This is caused by the various hormonal changes that happen inside a woman’s body. Skin pigmentation can also be caused by birth control pills and hormone replacement drugs that alter the hormone levels in the body.
- Side effects of certain medications
Some medications that can cause inflammation as side effects can result to skin pigmentation. At the onset of skin discolouration with medication use, contact you’re your doctor right away so he/she can help you manage and help reverse the dark spots.
- Genetics and Aging
It cannot be denied that as we age, or bodies become more at risk for developing certain medical conditions like skin pigmentation. In addition, a person’s genes can also play a great role in the development of certain skin problems. When one or both of your parents have had any forms of skin pigmentation (especially melasma), then there is also a greater risk of you developing the condition over your lifetime as well.
What are the different pigmentation treatments in Singapore?
At One Face clinic, there are lots of available cosmetic procedures that have shown variable to marginal success rates in treating pigmentations. These are:
- topical creams
- chemical peels
- dermabrasion and microdermabrasion
- lasers (picosecond laser, nanosecond Q-switched laser, fractional laser)
- IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments
- Minimally invasive procedures (micro-needling)
It is important to note if you want to undergo these pigmentation treatments in Singapore, make sure that the person doing your procedure is a trained and experienced medical professional these procedures offer the risk of further irritating the skin significantly and causing or worsening more dark spots and pigmentation if poorly done.
What is the best pigmentation treatment for me?
Basically, the main approach in pigmentation treatment in Singapore is by controlling the extent of pigmentation. Depending on the severity of your pigmentation, different types of treatment procedures (or combinations of different types ) can be done to achieve desired outcomes. This why proper consultation and diagnosis is the key to know the best pigmentation treatment that is suited for your condition and preference.
What foods to avoid after a pigmentation treatment?
There are certain types of foods that you’ll want to limit altogether, especially after a pigmentation treatment in Singapore. Thus, One Face recommends the following food to avoid after a pigmentation treatment:
- Processed foods
Processed food is rich in rich in trans-fat and definitely make your skin condition worse, so it is best to avoid these types of foods. Any food that has been tampered with by man is no longer in its natural form and should be avoided. These include packed foods and sodas as well as other processed foods and beverages you can find in grocery stores.
- Food high in sugar and starches
If you’re looking for the culprit that causes inflammation after a pigmentation treatment in Singapore and even everywhere in the world, look no further than the sugars and starches. You probably know that supersized sodas and candies are not good for you, but did you know that starchy food like crackers can also trigger inflammation that can cause further skin irritation? Food high in sugar and starches are inflammatory foods, so after the procedure, avoid starchy, sugary and finicky foods to prevent inflammation and further skin damage.
What to eat instead…
Whole foods are wonderful foods for tissue healing. After a pigmentation treatment in Singapore, the tissues in the treated area may become sensitive and needs repair. So, if we want to prevent more tissue damage and improve the quality of the skin, whole foods are rich in antioxidants and nutrients that are really great helpers in this department. In this regard, good nutrition is very crucial especially because of oxidations, chemicals and toxins that we eat, we need agents to flush them out of the body to achieve healthier, brighter and pot-free skin.
One Face Skin & Aesthetics Clinic
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