International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Health and Medical Sciences | India | Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024 | Rating: 8.1 / 10

CAUTION!!! While using Chemical Peels for Hyperpigmentation on Indian Skin

Dr. Manali Padhye

Abstract: Hyperpigmentation is a common condition occurring in the dermis, epidermis or both is the darkening in both is the darkening of skin cause by an increased in the production of or distribution of melanin, it involves mainly the sun exposed areas, especially malar area (melasma). If after an injury it is turned into PIH (Post inflammatory Hyperpigmentation) where there is increase in the melanin production after injury. It?s very common to use chemical peels as a first line treatment for this, but on Indian skin that Fitzpatric skin type four and five the effects are very unpredictable. In this article I will discuss the parameters and reasons that are responsible for this and what precautions should be taken to get the maximum results from the treatment.

Keywords: Melasma, Peels, Hyperpigmentation, PIH, Indian skin

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024,

Pages: 818 - 821

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