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Everyone wants soft, unblemished, and perfect skin. But between pollution, sunlight, water, and UV radiation, this wish seems near-impossible. Our skin loses its glow and starts showing the signs of pigmentation and tanning due to exposure to these elements. 

Many people try all sorts of home remedies to try and reduce skin pigmentation, but either they rarely work, or they take a very long time to show results. That is why Arra Aesthetics offers a wide range of pigmentation treatments that will help remove skin pigmentation safely and effectively.

What Is Skin Pigmentation?

Like the word “pigmentation” refers to “coloring,” skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of the skin.

Special cells in the skin produce melanin, which gives the skin its color. If these cells get unhealthy or damaged, the production of melanin gets affected, leading to skin pigmentation. 

Some skin pigmentation disorders affect the entire body, while some affect just patches of skin. 

Types Of Skin Pigmentation

Skin pigmentation disorders can be classified as:

  • Epidermal or superficial pigmentation:
    These types of pigmentation are usually caused by sun exposure or genetics, and the pigmentation is usually close to the skin. They include freckles, solar lentigos (harmless patch of darkened skin), and cafe-au-lait macules (well-circumscribed, pigmented spots or patches ranging from light to dark brown).

  • Dermal or deep pigmentation:
    Dermal pigmentation is usually caused by sun exposure, genetics, or hormonal changes during pregnancy. This type of pigmentation occurs in the dermal layers of the skin and includes nevus of ota (blue or gray patch on the skin) and hori's nevus (multiple brown-gray to brown-blue spots on the skin).

  • Mixed dermal or epidermal pigmentation: This type of pigmentation traverses through both the superficial and deep layers of the skin. An example of mixed pigmentation is melasma (brown or blue-gray patches appear on the face). 

Causes Of Skin Pigmentation

Some of the most common causes of pigmentation are:

  • UV Radiation: In countries like India, where the UV radiation levels are high, sun exposure or excessive UV is a very common cause of skin pigmentation.

  • Trauma: Physical trauma to the skin like severe acne can lead to skin pigmentation.

  • Hormones: Some types of pigmentation are caused by hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy or when taking certain medications. 

  • Birthmarks: Some types of skin pigmentation are present at birth, or they appear during childhood or adulthood. These include cafe au lait spots, hori’s macules, and nevus of ota.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Pigmentation Treatment?

All pigmentation treatment options are non-surgical and can be performed on patients who:

If you fit the above criteria, then you are a good candidate for pigmentation treatment.

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What To Expect At Consultation At Arra Aesthetics?

During the consultation, Dr. Vasant Gholave of Arra Aesthetics will discuss with the patient the symptoms of their skin pigmentation. He will also ask for a list of any medications or supplements that they may be taking. He may conduct a physical exam or remove a tissue sample for a biopsy in order to determine the cause of the pigmentation. Depending on the type of pigmentation disorder and the patient’s medical history, Dr. Vasant Gholave will recommend the most appropriate line of treatment. In most cases, a combination of treatments may be advised.

Dr. Vasant Gholave will explain the treatment to the patient, including any risks and the best possible results. He will also encourage the patient to ask any questions or doubts they may have, so that they undergo the treatment without any fear.

What Are Different Pigmentation Treatments At Arra Aesthetics?

The following are the different options for treating pigmentation issues:

  • Topical Creams:
    Topical lightening agents reduce pigmentation by increasing the turnover of the skin to flush out existing pigmentation and by inhibiting enzymes that produce melanin to prevent further pigmentation. Common lightening agents include paper mulberry bark extract, hydroquinone, kojic acid, retinoid, and glycolic acid.

  • Microdermabrasion:
    Microdermabrasion is a way to mechanically remove the outer layer of the skin. An abrasive surface and a special applicator are used to remove the dead cells from the top layer of the epidermis. The pigmentation reduces as the skin renews.

  • Chemical Peels:
    Chemical peels loosen dead skin cells using acids. Due to this, the skin renews and the pigmentation fades away. While there are many types of chemical peels, superficial peels and medium depth peels are most effective for pigmentation treatment. 

  • Mesotherapy:
    Mesotherapy is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves injecting a solution of vitamins, enzymes, and plant extracts directly into the skin. It boosts collagen production and gives the skin a glowing, youthful appearance.

  • Laser Treatment:
    Laser devices are used in many different skin treatments, including pigmentation treatment. In the case of pigmentation treatment, the laser emits a high pulse, which is absorbed by the pigment in the skin. The pigment darkens immediately after treatment, then intensively exfoliates and lightens. Gradually, it disappears entirely. 

    Laser pigmentation treatment has many advantages, like:

    • Only the skin pigment is destroyed, surrounding skin remain intact

    • No side effects

    • Comfortable procedure

What Are The Risks Associated With Pigmentation Treatment?

Some of the risks associated with skin pigmentation treatments include:

However, the chances of these risks appearing are quite small as at Arra Aesthetics, we use the latest technology and highly-evolved techniques to ensure the best possible results for our patients. 

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Dr. Vasant Gholave


Dr. Vasant Gholave is an immensely skilled Plastic Surgeon, Hair Transplant Surgeon, and Cosmetic surgeon in Pune. After a strong experience of 21 years, he came up with a cosmetic surgery and cosmetology treatment solution, “Arra Aesthetics”, which not only has the latest technology and treatments but also state-of-the-art infrastructure under one roof. Dr. Vasant always strives for the best results and has the zeal to continuously improve and innovate in his practice of cosmetic and laser surgery.

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Dr Gholave is so a gentle and nice person I had consulted him for scar revision and pigmentation he has explained every thing in detail before procedure he has done good job and so far I am satisfied with fragment results his staff is thoroughly professional I love the personal care and attention I receive when I come here

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