In Singapore, pigmentation treatments are very common treatment procedures. One reason is that we have very sunny weather and we are constantly exposed to UV (Ultraviolet) rays. This makes us more prone to develop skin pigmentation issues, and even more so for those with darker skin.

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Can a small to medium (2-3 cm in size) congenital melanocytic nevi be treated in babies or should they be older first?

Hi, Small to medium-sized congenital moles have relatively low risk of turning malignant and should probably be left alone and observed. Complete removal requires surgical excision. Some pigment lasers may result in partial lightening if surgery is declined as an option. Surgical removal requires adequate anaesthesia and, in babies, general anaesthesia may be required. While safe, general anaesthesia runs a small risk of affecting the neuro-development of the baby, which may not be acceptable to the parents.

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What are ways to get rid of PIH after a chemical peel procedure?

Hi, The best way of getting rid of PIH after chemical peeling is to avoid further damage to the skin and to avoid UV exposure. The use of topical lightening creams may help hasten the process. It will take an average of 2-6 months before the PIH clears. The use of light-based devices such as IPL and laser-toning gives unpredictable results and should be carefully discussed with your doctor before proceeding. In the future, skin priming with topical lightening creams and using milder chemical peels will help reduce the risk of PIH post-peel.

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