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 most proficient and skillful Dermatologists in Mumbai. He is an expert in Laser Pigmentation Removal treatment. Dr Malay Mehta’s Laser Pigmentation Removal treatment always has higher success rates and long lasting effects.

Laser Treatment

A Laser treatment is a revolutionary type of treatment used in the field of cosmetology and dermatology. It is performed by the skillful Dermatologist or Cosmetologist only. The full form of Laser is Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. In Laser treatment procedure, highly focused beam of light is used. In this type of treatment, the light is effectively tuned by using specific wavelengths to create controlling beams. Most of the time, multiple sessions of Laser treatment are necessary to get desired results. Nowadays, In India Laser treatment is becoming very popular especially among youngsters. It is welcomed and accepted by the society due to various advantages over conventional medical treatments.

Benefits of Laser Treatment Pigmentation:

Laser treatment has lots of benefits over traditional treatments. Most common benefits include:

  • Higher Precision
  • No Surrounding Tissue Cut
  • No Bleeding
  • Painless Treatment
  • No Longer Hospital Stay
  • Faster Recovery
  • No Downtime
  • Affordable Treatment Cost
  • Long Lasting Results
  • No Major Side Effects
  • No Age Limit

Procedure of Laser Treatment for Pigmentation Removal

  • 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.

Most Effective Wavelength for Pigmentation Removal

There are various types of Pigmentation Removal Laser Systems available today. Each Laser system is different from the 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.

Wavelengths are the most commonly used for Pigmentation removing include:

  • 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. Hence many men and women preferred to undergo Laser treatment to get rid of skin problems. The entire treatment cost is depending on the area of treatment and the number of sessions required.

Dr. Malay Mehta had been in the USA for enhancing Cosmetic Surgery skills. He is a professional and distinguished in all types Laser treatment or laser treatment for pigmentation in mumbai. Dr Malay Mehta has established himself as one of the most proficient dermatologists in the field of Cosmetic Dermatology. Today He is also a key opinion maker with many leading companies for lasers and Botox fillers!!

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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