Depigmentation on the skin appears as patches that are lighter than your standard skin colour. It occurs when the skin loses its pigment and may start on any region of the body and spread to other parts. The parts most likely to show signs of depigmentation first are those exposed to the sun like the face, arms, and feet.
What Is Depigmentation?
Depigmentation, which is a skin disorder, occurs when pigment cells (melanocytes) are lost or destroyed. When melanocytes can no longer produce melanin, skin colour becomes progressively lighter. The condition manifests itself with milky-white patches on the skin. Plus, it can occur on the skin, the lips, or even inside your mouth.
Who Gets Depigmentation?
Depigmentation affects people of all genders and races at the same rate. It is, however, more noticeable in people with darker complexions. People are more likely to develop the condition between ages 10 and 30, but it can materialize at any age. Males and females are equally affected. Also, the condition affects about 0.5% of the population and is most common in India than anywhere else. Skin depigmentation may start as an isolated spot and spread over time to a significant portion of your face and other parts of your body.
Can We Stop It From Spreading?
It is difficult to tell if the condition will spread to the rest of the body. For some people, the patches do not spread. But in most cases, they do spread to other parts of the body. In the same context, it may spread rapidly, while for others, it develops slowly over time. Nevertheless, some available treatment options can potentially stop it from spreading, and sometimes they help restore the pigment to the white areas.
Will Depigmentation Ever Go Away?
Treatment may make the skin appear more even. Treatment depend on how widespread the patches are, the number of spots, and your personal preference. Depigmentation of skin on face is more treatable than anywhere else. While some treatments help contain or reduce depigmentation others help blend in the lightened patches with the natural skin colour.
Treatments options often range from drugs, surgery, or therapy and may take months before they show any visible results. Sometimes, even when treatment is successful, new patches may appear. The success rates of depigmentation therapy vary from person to person.
One treatment option that may be recommended for adults who have skin pigmentation
on more than 50% of their bodies is depigmentation. During depigmentation treatment
, a cream is applied on the normal skin to bleach the remaining pigment and make it the colour of the whitened skin.
What Is the De-pigmentation PRO Treatment Procedure?
De-pigmentation PRO treatment offered at Brazilian Beauty is designed to reduce and eliminate dark spots on the skin, thereby unifying the skin tone. It contains active ingredients that act as an enzyme to inhibit and reduce the production of melanin.
To achieve long-lasting results, the procedure comes in two phases. First involves a clinical mask application, which is followed by a home maintenance skincare regimen. It is an intensive resurfacing procedure that causes downtime of up to 12 days.
Post-treatment, you may experience red, swollen, and warm skin, together with peeling and dryness. Wearing sunscreen and avoiding direct sun exposure post-treatment is crucial. The follow-up is carried out for up to 6 months to achieve optimal results.
Experiencing depigmentation can be emotionally challenging, and it can affect your self-esteem. Sometimes, it can even cause depression. You may feel worse when the condition affects visible parts of your skin like your face, neck, arms, or legs. The good news is, there is something that can be done to improve the condition and make you feel better about yourself. Visit your nearest Brazilian Beauty Clinic
today for a consultation and a Depigmentation Pro Treatment