Dermatologist Answers 5 Common Questions on Skin Lightening

March 29, 2021
The term “skin lightening”, along with “whitening” and “fair” have often been marketed in products, particularly in Asia. Aside from being unhealthy and unsustainable, skin lightening treatments and procedures can often be dangerous. In this article, dermatologist answers 5 common questions on skin lightening, shedding light on dangerous practices, and giving tips on how to… View Article

A Dermatologist’s Definitive Guide to Best Pigmentation Products

July 1, 2020
Hyperpigmentation results in flat, darkened patches of skin that are light brown to black in colour, and can vary in size and shape. Types of hyperpigmentation include age spots, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and even lentigo maligna, a form of skin cancer. Hyperpigmentation is one of the biggest skincare concerns today, so if you do… View Article

3 FAQs on Facial Pigmentation Melasma Answered By A Skin Expert – Do Home Remedies Work?

March 9, 2020
1. What is the difference between melasma and hyperpigmentation? Pigmentation is the discoloration of the skin. Melasma and hyperpigmentation are causes of pigmentation. Melasma tends to be related to changes in hormones such as during pregnancy or after menopause. It is also closely related to genetics and sun exposure. We only use the term “hyperpigmentation”… View Article

Best 1 cream to treat Hyperpigmentation – Cosmeceuticals or Hydroquinone?

January 29, 2020
In this series of articles, I shall expound on the science and chemical aspects of skin lightening agents used for hyperpigmentation, both prescription and over-the-counter alternatives such as cosmeceuticals. In the first installment, we shall cover the commonest prescription medications used for skin lightening – hydroquinone, and its derivatives. What Are Cosmeceuticals? Cosmeceuticals are topicals… View Article

Comprehensive Guide to Melanin & Dark Spots

July 19, 2018
Melanin is the culprit behind the dark spots that give us an uneven complexion. It is a brown pigment found in the basal layer of the epidermis. This pigment is synthesised by melanocytes. The process of melanin synthesis is termed melanogenesis. Melanocytes go through different stages of maturation, becoming more pigmented at each stage. Certain stimulants trigger a gene… View Article

Dermatologist’s Best Guide to Melasma

March 18, 2018
What is melasma? Melasma is an acquired skin problem of hyperpigmentation, frequently faced by women in their reproductive years. The condition is characterized by hyperpigmentation primarily on the face, so we may observe irregular brown or blue-grey macules on the face. Common areas where the brown patches appear are cheeks, nose, forehead, jaw and the chin…. View Article

Dermatologist’s Best Guide to Melasma Pigmentation

October 29, 2017
What is Melasma Pigmentation? Also known as the “mask of pregnancy”, Melasma pigmentation is the presence of either brown or grayish brown patches, that typically appears on both sides of the face, especially on cheeks, upper lip, nose, forehead or chin area. The excessive production of melanin from melasma causes the pigment in the affected… View Article