Pigmentation Mask Treatment

Pigmentation Mask Treatment to help reduce sunspots and freckles to create a more even complexion.

What is pigmentation?
A condition that causes the skin to appear lighter or darker than normal. If you have brown freckle-like patches this is known as hyper-pigmentation often to be made worse by intense exposure to the sun and to certain skin laser treatments for certain skins.

What causes it?
It is caused by an increased levels of melanin, the pigment in skin that produces colour. It could be the result of inflammation (after a treatment, like laser), sun damage and hormonal changes (seen on pregnant women).

The Pigmentation Mask Treatment
The Depigmentation Mask treatment is a brown mask that is applied by Dr Maurizio Viel, LCAS plastic surgeon, and a home kit that must be applied for the following 3 months. The mask is worn by the patient for 8 hours and the patient during this time will feel almost nothing whilst the mask is on. After the mask is cleansed off with cold water, the patient can start applying the home kit cream. This is more effective then lasers for patients who live in hot countries such as Dubai because lasers can increase the risk of hyper-pigmentation if the skin is exposed to the sun.

After the Pigmentation Mask Treatment
The patient will find that the face can be red (almost a sun burnt appearance) and the skin may feel hot and itchy – this is perfectly normal. The home kit must be applied every evening for the next 3 months and we also recommend using moisturising serum as the skin can be flaky and dry. The Pigmentation mask treatment is a more gentle approach than other chemicals and laser treatments on the market, that may lead to hyperpigmentation in the future with further exposure to the sun in the UAE. The Pigmentation mask treatment effectively reduces the appearance of pigmentation, brown spots and melasma. It is also important during these 3 months that you add a sun block and moisturiser to your daily routine.

Results
In our experience, patients start seeing results after 2 – 4 weeks. As it is a more gentle and kinder approach to the skin, it will take a bit longer to show than harsher techniques available on the market.

How many treatments
This mask is only required once but Dr Maurizio Viel and Dr Roberto Viel may advise longer use of the home care kit according to the severity of your pigmentation.

How does it work?
Pigmentation mask treatment influences the pigment producing process. Some of the ingredients include Kojic acid, Phytic acid, Ascorbic Acid, Titanium Dioxide and Retinyl Palmitate which help block formations of melanin (the cause of the pigmentation) by inhibiting the enzyme required in the pigmentation process.

For more information about the Pigmentation mask treatment  or if you would like to book a plastic surgery consultation with Dr Maurizio Viel or Dr Roberto Viel please find the clinics’ details listed below. Dr Maurizio Viel also sees patients at the Atlantis Hotel.