Publisher: Kenneth Kee
Publication Date: February 16, 2018
Binding: Kobo eBook
This book describes the Hyper Pigmentation of the Skin Diseases such as Melasma, Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation and Lentigines
Hyper-pigmentation is the darkening of an area of skin caused by increased melanin.
Melanin is the pigment found in skin, eyes and hair
Ode to Hyper-pigmentation
Hyper-pigmentation is the darkening of an area of skin
This is caused by an increase of skin melanin.
The most common types of hyper-pigmentation of the skin
Are post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, melasma and lentigines
PIH is caused by increased pigment after infection or injury
Melasma is often due to oral contraceptives, sun exposure or pregnancy
Lentigines are light brown skin due to chronic sun exposure
These are the main pigmented conditions in women who are mature
Topical treatment consists of a triple combination cream medication
The use of Quality lasers has improved the treatment of hyper-pigmentation
An alternative treatment of laser is intense pulse light therapy
The combined use of a topical cream and laser treatment is the most effective
-An original poem by Kenneth Kee
Treatment of the Hyper-pigmentation
A Healthy Lifestyle
1.Take a well Balanced Diet
2.Treatment of Hyper-pigmentation
Melasma and lentigines presents a treatment challenge.
Topical treatment of a triple combination cream containing hydroquinone, retinoid and a mild steroid has been proven to be effective compared to other agents such as hydroquinone alone or kojic acid cream, dual combination creams or peels such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid and Jessner
The use of lasers is an increasing trend in the treatment of pigmentation.
The most widely used pigment specific lasers are Quality or Q-switched lasers which have nanosecond pulse duration and can selectively target ...