We are an online dermatology company that has completely changed the game on medical consultations. We have helped over 5000 patients last year using the help of technology - that’s right, no appointments, long lines or empty wallets. We help you with a range of dermatological conditions from acne and hair fall, to dandruff and stretch marks but in this blog post we are going to explain what a pigmentation & dark circles consultation at Remedico is!
For those who are new to our process, here’s a quick recap of how it works. Remember our whole process is online and you can seek out our doctors from wherever you might be.
When to choose a pigmentation consultation?
Pigmentation, in simple terms, meanings ‘coloring’ - skin pigmentation is a dermatological condition that affects the colour of your skin. There are different types of pigmentation, you can read about them here. If your skin changes colour over time or suddenly - you are experiencing a form of pigmentation.
Once you register with your name and number, you’ll have the option of choosing a ‘Pigmentation & Dark Circles’ consultation. You can then answer a questionnaire about yourself such as your gender, age and about yours and your family’s medical history.
The form will also contain specific questions related to pigmentation such as sun exposure, affected areas, previous procedures done, products used, and allergies. This will help our doctors better understand your skin which will help them customise your treatment plan with prescription products that suit the needs of your skin.
At the end of your form, you will asked to upload pictures of your affected pigmented areas as well. After you’ve given us your email ID at the end of your questionnaire, you will receive your treatment plan in 24 hours.
What do you receive after a pigmentation & dark circle consultation?
(1) About your condition:
Based on the photographs and information you have provided - our doctors will diagnose you. If you have any questions on how consultations work, you can always message us at https://wa.me/918433848969. Simply speaking, in a pigmentation and dark circles, our doctors diagnose you with the type of pigmentation you may be experiencing.
(b) About your condition(s):
In this section, your condition(s) will be explained in detail, from its causes and symptoms to precautions and consequences.
(2) Treatment plan:
(a) General advice:
Our dermatologists will give you general advice based on your diagnosis. This is termed general advice as it implies to lifestyle habits such as how to protect yourself from the sun and how many times to apply sunscreen.
(b) Specific treatment plan:
In this section, our dermatologists go into detail explaining what you SHOULD be doing in order to help your condition improve throughout your treatment. If you have habits such as smoking or drinking, for example, you would be told to avoid it in this section. You will then be given the names of the medications you require to start your treatment under the subsection called oral medications and topical applications.
At the end of a pigmentation and dark circles consultation, you will receive a treatment plan that will map out your entire treatment for the duration that your doctors see fit. If you require any procedures, our doctors will give you advice on them in this section as well. Our goal is to help you maintain your skin’s optimal health!
At the end of your treatment plan, our doctors will let you know if you are due for a follow-up, and when. You can read about how follow-ups work at Remedico, here.
Less than 10 minutes of your time, and an internet connection is all you need to get started with your consultation. Pigmentation have various causes, so please skip the home remedies and consult with dermatologists who are qualified to treat skin conditions.
Pro Tip: How to check if you have a tan?
The natural colour of your skin may change over time if you are usually out in the sun without sunscreen, but areas exposed to the sun such as your face, neck, arms, and feet are more likely to become a shade or two darker.
Areas that are covered may most likely have a distinct demarcation line, so these are a few places you could check:
(1) Sleeves line or the line of the collar
(2) If you wear a pair of shades, you would see it on your nose or under your eyes.
(3) If you wear a watch, the strap part on the wrist is much lighter than the forearm
(4) If you wear slippers, you'll see the skin under the straps is lighter.
Keep in mind that even with the use of sunscreen one will tan a little bit.. it's not a 100% sureshot against tan.. But one tans less with sunscreen as it protects skin against photodamage!