Laser Treatment for Pigmentation


Pigmentation is the coloring of skin. Human skin gets its color from a pigment known as Melanin. Special cells in the skin are responsible for the production of melanin. When these cells are damaged, it disturbs the melanin production. The disorders of skin pigmentation affect the color of skin. Skin becomes darker due to excess production of melanin while skin becomes lighter due to little production of melanin. Uneven skin tone is very common but it damages an individual’s beauty. Due to the skin pigmentation, the person looks tired and older. Major causes of pigmentation are sunlight exposure, hormonal changes, age, skin injury and inflammation.

Common Types of Pigmentation

  • Freckles
  • Sun Spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Age spots
  • Birthmarks

For all the above problems you can go through the best pigmentation treatment in Mumbai.There are various types of other treatment available to remove pigmentation but Laser treatment pigmentation is one of the most advanced as well as effective treatments for removing unwanted pigmentation on the skin such as age spots, sun spots and freckles. Different types of Laser can be used depending on the type of pigmentation.

Dr. Malay Mehta is one of the top dermatologists in Mumbai. People know him for his skill and proficiency. He is a leading expert in the domain of laser pigmentation removal treatment. His success rate in such treatment is higher and the effects of his treatment last longer too.

Laser Treatment Procedure
Laser treatment is a ground-breaking procedure. It is employed often in domains such as dermatology and cosmetology. These procedures are such that you need the skill to perform them. Thus only cosmetologists and dermatologists can execute the same.

In this form of treatment, doctors use intensely focused light beams. Here they tune the light’s wavelength in such an efficient manner that they can exercise some control over the procedure and have the desired effect. In most of these cases, you would need several sessions of laser treatment to get the results you want from the same. These days, laser treatment is gaining popularity, especially among the younger demographic. The society also welcomes and accepts it because it provides so many advantages that you would not get from traditional medical treatments.

Advantages of laser treatment for pigmentation:

The commonest benefits that you get from laser treatment may be enumerated as below:

  • greater precision
  • quicker recovery
  • zero cuts in the surrounding tissues
  • zero downtime
  • zero bleeding
  • treatment is affordable
  • no pain in the treatment
  • results that last long
  • no need to stay for long in a hospital
  • zero prominent side effects

Laser Treatment Procedure for Removing Pigmentation

  • Dermatologists work with patient to assess the discoloration and overall skin tone to select the best Laser treatment option for the skin.
  • Laser treatment is an ideal solution for patients suffering from cosmetic problems like pigment irregularities, age spot, uneven skin tone, tanned skin and others. Laser Treatment helps to improve the appearance of the skin and provides instant brightness to the face.
  • There are two main types of Lasers such as Ablative and Non-Ablative Lasers. Ablative laser is the most intense and removes the layers of skin. Non-ablative Laser on the other side target the dermis to promote collagen growth and tightening effects.
  • Different types of laser can be used depending on the type of pigmentation and skin type. Before the starting of the treatment, an anesthetic cream is applied on the treatment area. This reduces the discomfort from laser treatment. Laser uses targeted beam of light to remove pigmentation.
  • Laser procedure is then systematically applied to the treatment area. The area which has higher melanin concentration than normal skin attracts the energy from this laser wavelength. One of the lasers that are used for the treatment of freckles is the Q-switched ruby laser. A Laser Peel or resurfacing treatment uses targeted beams of light to reduce Hyperpigmentation.
  • To reduce the amount of heat, redness and swelling an air cooler and ice packs are used. Generally Laser treatment takes from 15 minutes to a few hours depending on the area of treatment and severity of pigmentation disorder.
  • Lasers are able to remove the pigmentation completely. Many times 2-3 treatment sessions are required to get desired results.
  • Other Treatments for Pigmentation Removal

Apart from Laser treatments, there other treatments are also available to treat pigmentation problems effectively. Other treatment methods include:

Lightening Creams or Gels

Lightening Creams or Gels are applied on the affected skin to decrease pigmentation. They’re usually applied once or twice a day to help lighten the skin over time. Lightening cream and Gel contains ingredients such as Hydroquinone, Licorice extract, Vitamin B3 and N-acetylglucosamine. Lightening creams or gels work best for flat spots such as melasma or age spots and also effective to remove patches of discoloration on most of the skin types.

Face Acids

Face acids or Skin acids work best by exfoliating or shedding the top layer of the skin. Popular face acids are alpha hydroxylic acid, azelaic acid, salicylic acid, vitamin C and kojic acid. Face acids work well for mild hyper-pigmentation on fairer skin tones.


Retinoids are derived from Vitamin A. This is one of the oldest skin care ingredients. Retinoids penetrate deep into the skin and treat the layers below your epidermis. Retinoids are safe for all skin types but it is more often used to treat wrinkles.

Chemical Peel

A Chemical Peel contains a strong concentration of acids. It is used to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation by removing the epidermis. But chemical peel makes skin more sensitive to sun’s rays. A chemical peel is not the best treatment option in case of regular sun exposure. Chemical peel is commonly used to treat skin problems such as age spots, sun damage, melasma and blotchy skin as well as also work best for fairer skin tones. A Chemical Peel provides faster results than Face acid.


Microdermabrasion procedure is used to treat Hyperpigmentation that affects the epidermis only. Microdermabrasion works best on superficial scars. During this procedure, a dermatologist uses a drill like a handheld tool with a wire brush or other abrasive attachment. This tool is then swiped across skin gently to remove the epidermis. Patients can need multiple sessions to achieve ideal results.


Dermabrasion procedure is used to smooth out wrinkles as well as to remove textures including acne scars, age spots, injury scars and sun damage. Dermabrasion is a good option to decrease pigmentation at a faster rate than microdermabrasion. Dermabrasion works best for fairer skin.

The Most Effective Wavelength for Removing Pigmentation

These days, you have different laser systems for removing pigmentation. All these systems differ from each other. Dermatologist selects Laser system based on the type of Pigmentation. Alexandrite, Medilite Laser, Q Switched Ruby Laser, Nd:YAG and CO2 Lasers are mostly used to remove Pigmentation disorders.

The wavelengths that are used the most commonly for removing pigments may be enumerated as below:

  • 694 nm
  • 532 nm
  • 755 nm
  • 1064 nm
  • 10600 nm

Laser treatment procedure is considered as one of the safest treatment procedures to remove Pigmentation disorders. Therefore, so many women and men go for such laser treatment – it helps them get rid of their skin issues. The entire cost of the treatment depends on the number of sessions you need and the area where you are getting the treatment.

Dr. Malay Mehta has completed his cosmetic surgery skills from the USA and expertise in the domain of cosmetic surgery. He is the embodiment of professionalism in the industry and distinguished in all types Laser treatment or laser treatment for pigmentation in Mumbai. Over the years he has carved a niche for himself as one of the top names in the domain of cosmetic dermatology. These days, he also essays the role of an opinion maker with some leading companies in India that work in domains such as Botox fillers and lasers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Well, pigmentation removal may not hurt but the patient can suffer from some discomfort as laser heat is used for the treatment. However, this heat is concentrated at a superficial level and thus it would not cause any damage. To know more about pigmentation treatment in Mumbai, please give us a call for a consultation.

A good clinic for pigmentation treatment in Mumbai would suggest to you that foods such as potatoes, papaya, yogurt, coconut oil, and sandalwood are great foods for pigmentation. Potatoes have great anti-pigmentation properties. We offer consultations regarding pigmentation. Book an appointment to know more.

Pigmentation on the face happens because of the excessive production of melanin. We all get the color of our skins from melanin. It is produced by melanocytes, which are skin cells. Exposure to the sun also causes pigmentation that tans your skin to a great extent. Get the best pigmentation treatment in Mumbai that we offer to have a glowing and fairer skin.

A good clinic for pigmentation treatment in Mumbai would suggest to you that foods such as potatoes, papaya, yogurt, coconut oil, and sandalwood are great foods for pigmentation. Potatoes have great anti-pigmentation properties. We offer consultations regarding pigmentation. Book an appointment to know more.

Yes, laser pigmentation treatment can lead to hyperpigmentation. Such kind of laser treatment is known as ablative laser resurfacing. It can also cause your skin to lighten.For pigmentation treatment in Mumbai, call us to book your spot.

Pigmentation usually starts after a person crosses the age of 40. However, there can be different circumstances like overexposure to sun that can cause pigmentation at an early age. For any kind of pigmentation treatment in Mumbai, visit our clinic and get a youthful, glowing and fairer skin.

Dr. Malay Mehta


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