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  • How do you treat skin pigmentation issues?

    Skin pigmentation can be treated in a number of ways. One of the ways is by using light chemical peels, and what they do is they cause an accelerated exfoliation of the skin and remove the top layers of the skin. Laser and light treatments can also be used. We can use something called intense pulsed light, or there are other certain laser treatments that can also be used to treat pigmentation. There is a specific type of skin pigmentation called melasma which doesn't respond as well to laser, but your dermatologist will be able to guide you on the type of pigmentation you've got and the best treatment plan for you.

  • What are skin pigmentation issues?

    So, skin pigmentation can manifest in a number of ways. The most common skin pigmentation issues we see are age Spots and melasma. Age spots tend to develop in very fair skin and they look like sort of brown freckling that can often develop in sun-exposed sites. So you often see it on the face, the neck, the back of the hands, and the front of the chest. Melasma is a separate condition. It's a chronic condition where you can get pigmentation that can be related to hormonal changes. So it often develops during pregnancy and can also develop as a result of using the contraceptive pill. So separate issues, similar treatments.

  • What causes skin pigmentation issues?

    So skin pigmentation occurs as a result of ultraviolet light exposure, which is cumulative. With each year of life you get a little bit more sun and a little bit more sun. So as time goes on, more pigmentation will develop.

  • How many treatment sessions are needed for skin pigmentation issues?

    Treating pigmentation will actually require a number of treatment sessions depending on what the underlying cause of the pigmentation is, if that's age spots or soleil ontogenese [SP] or melasma. But, usually, you're looking at three to six treatments depending on that being a cause of light, laser, or peel treatments. Your dermatologist will be able to guide you.

  • How should I protect my skin if it’s prone to pigmentation issues ?

    The best way to treat skin or manage skin that is prone to pigmentation is making sure that you're wearing regular sunscreen on a daily basis. People who are prone to skin pigmentation should be using about, you know, at least a factor 30 from a factor 50 every single day as part of their skincare routine. Even by doing that pigmentation is likely to develop overtime anyway, but that's the single most important thing people should look at doing.

  • Why is it important to see a dermatologist for skin pigmentation issues?

    It's important to see a dermatologist for skin pigmentation. There are a lot of treatments out there, but a dermatologist is the only person that can really diagnose accurately what is going on. Age spots, for example, or freckling on the skin can mimic certain types of early skin cancer, skin cancer known as lentigo maligna, for example. So, it's a good idea to see an expert that can make an accurate diagnosis before you proceed to treatment.

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Dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto from Cedars Dermatology in London explains that skin pigmentation can be treated in a number of ways such as light chemical peels, or laser and light treatments. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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 0:44   ChannelSkin pigmentation PlaylistSkin pigmentation FAQ  

Skin pigmentation can be treated in a number of ways. One of the ways is by using light chemical peels, and what they do is they cause an accelerated exfoliation of the skin and remove the top layers of the skin. Laser and light treatments can also be used. We can use something called intense pulsed light, or there are other certain laser treatments that can also be used to treat pigmentation. There is a specific type of skin pigmentation called melasma which doesn't respond as well to laser, but your dermatologist will be able to guide you on the type of pigmentation you've got and the best treatment plan for you.

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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist

Anjali is a Consultant Dermatologist at the London North West Hospitals NHS Trust where she is also lead for paediatric dermatology services and dermatology clinical governance. She is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. She is quoted in the national press on a range of skin issues. She has trained at some of UK's leading teaching hospitals including Imperial College Healthcare and the Royal Free Hospital. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has presented at national and international conferences. She is happy to consult on any skin, hair and nail disorders in adults or children.

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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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It's important to see a dermatologist for skin pigmentation, says Dr Anjali Mahto. There are a lot of treatments out there, but a dermatologist is the only person that can really diagnose accurately what is going on. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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 0:37   ChannelSkin pigmentation PlaylistSkin pigmentation FAQ  

It's important to see a dermatologist for skin pigmentation. There are a lot of treatments out there, but a dermatologist is the only person that can really diagnose accurately what is going on. Age spots, for example, or freckling on the skin can mimic certain types of early skin cancer, skin cancer known as lentigo maligna, for example. So, it's a good idea to see an expert that can make an accurate diagnosis before you proceed to treatment.

read more view less

Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist

Anjali is a Consultant Dermatologist at the London North West Hospitals NHS Trust where she is also lead for paediatric dermatology services and dermatology clinical governance. She is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. She is quoted in the national press on a range of skin issues. She has trained at some of UK's leading teaching hospitals including Imperial College Healthcare and the Royal Free Hospital. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has presented at national and international conferences. She is happy to consult on any skin, hair and nail disorders in adults or children.

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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Dr Anjali Mahto of Cedars Dermatology in London explains that treating pigmentation will require a number of treatment sessions depending on what the underlying cause of the pigmentation is. Usually, it's three to six treatments. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

5
TOTAL
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 0:33   ChannelSkin pigmentation PlaylistSkin pigmentation FAQ  

Treating pigmentation will actually require a number of treatment sessions depending on what the underlying cause of the pigmentation is, if that's age spots or soleil ontogenese [SP] or melasma. But, usually, you're looking at three to six treatments depending on that being a cause of light, laser, or peel treatments. Your dermatologist will be able to guide you.

read more view less

Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist

Anjali is a Consultant Dermatologist at the London North West Hospitals NHS Trust where she is also lead for paediatric dermatology services and dermatology clinical governance. She is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. She is quoted in the national press on a range of skin issues. She has trained at some of UK's leading teaching hospitals including Imperial College Healthcare and the Royal Free Hospital. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has presented at national and international conferences. She is happy to consult on any skin, hair and nail disorders in adults or children.

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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto says best way to treat skin or manage skin that is prone to pigmentation is making sure that you're wearing regular sunscreen on a daily basis. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

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 0:38   ChannelSkin pigmentation PlaylistSkin pigmentation FAQ  

The best way to treat skin or manage skin that is prone to pigmentation is making sure that you're wearing regular sunscreen on a daily basis. People who are prone to skin pigmentation should be using about, you know, at least a factor 30 from a factor 50 every single day as part of their skincare routine. Even by doing that pigmentation is likely to develop overtime anyway, but that's the single most important thing people should look at doing.

read more view less

Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist

Anjali is a Consultant Dermatologist at the London North West Hospitals NHS Trust where she is also lead for paediatric dermatology services and dermatology clinical governance. She is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. She is quoted in the national press on a range of skin issues. She has trained at some of UK's leading teaching hospitals including Imperial College Healthcare and the Royal Free Hospital. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has presented at national and international conferences. She is happy to consult on any skin, hair and nail disorders in adults or children.

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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto from Cedars Dermatology explains that skin pigmentation can manifest in a number of ways. The most common skin pigmentation issues they see are age spots and melasma. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

5
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 0:52   ChannelSkin pigmentation PlaylistSkin pigmentation FAQ  

So, skin pigmentation can manifest in a number of ways. The most common skin pigmentation issues we see are age Spots and melasma. Age spots tend to develop in very fair skin and they look like sort of brown freckling that can often develop in sun-exposed sites. So you often see it on the face, the neck, the back of the hands, and the front of the chest. Melasma is a separate condition. It's a chronic condition where you can get pigmentation that can be related to hormonal changes. So it often develops during pregnancy and can also develop as a result of using the contraceptive pill. So separate issues, similar treatments.

read more view less

Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist

Anjali is a Consultant Dermatologist at the London North West Hospitals NHS Trust where she is also lead for paediatric dermatology services and dermatology clinical governance. She is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. She is quoted in the national press on a range of skin issues. She has trained at some of UK's leading teaching hospitals including Imperial College Healthcare and the Royal Free Hospital. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has presented at national and international conferences. She is happy to consult on any skin, hair and nail disorders in adults or children.

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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)

Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Dr Anjali Mahto of Cedars Dermatology in London says that skin pigmentation occurs as a result of ultraviolet light exposure, which is cumulative. So as time goes on, more pigmentation will develop. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

8
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VIEWS
 0:27   ChannelSkin pigmentation PlaylistSkin pigmentation FAQ  

So skin pigmentation occurs as a result of ultraviolet light exposure, which is cumulative. With each year of life you get a little bit more sun and a little bit more sun. So as time goes on, more pigmentation will develop.

read more view less

Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist

Anjali is a Consultant Dermatologist at the London North West Hospitals NHS Trust where she is also lead for paediatric dermatology services and dermatology clinical governance. She is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. She is quoted in the national press on a range of skin issues. She has trained at some of UK's leading teaching hospitals including Imperial College Healthcare and the Royal Free Hospital. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has presented at national and international conferences. She is happy to consult on any skin, hair and nail disorders in adults or children.

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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)

Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
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Dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto at Cedars explains that skin pigmentation can be treated in a number of ways: light chemical peels, laser and light treatments can also be used. http://www.cedarsderm.co.uk

Cedars Dermatology is a leading group of London dermatologists that offers treatments for moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions for both adults and children.

3
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 0:44   ChannelSkin pigmentation PlaylistSkin pigmentation FAQ  

Skin pigmentation can be treated in a number of ways. One of the ways is by using light chemical peels, and what they do is they cause an accelerated exfoliation of the skin and remove the top layers of the skin. Laser and light treatments can also be used. We can use something called intense pulsed light, or there are other certain laser treatments that can also be used to treat pigmentation. There is a specific type of skin pigmentation called melasma which doesn't respond as well to laser, but your dermatologist will be able to guide you on the type of pigmentation you've got and the best treatment plan for you.

read more view less

Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Consultant Dermatologist

Anjali is a Consultant Dermatologist at the London North West Hospitals NHS Trust where she is also lead for paediatric dermatology services and dermatology clinical governance. She is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. She is quoted in the national press on a range of skin issues. She has trained at some of UK's leading teaching hospitals including Imperial College Healthcare and the Royal Free Hospital. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has presented at national and international conferences. She is happy to consult on any skin, hair and nail disorders in adults or children.

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Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)
Dr Anjali Mahto MBBS, MRCP(UK), CCST(Derm)