Soft, unblemished and beautiful skin is definitely modern-day “#skingoals”! Everyone wants to have flawless skin like Deepika Padukone or Ryan Gosling. But when you are constantly exposed to high sunlight, pollution, water and UV radiation, your skin loses its shine and begins showing signs of tanning and pigmentation. 

People generally try multiple home remedies to get rid of pigmentation, but the results are dismal. Therefore, Vanity Cosmetic Clinic suggests proven skincare treatments to help you remove the pigmentation effectively!

Dr Santosh Bhatia, the Board-certified Plastic Surgeon and Director of Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Mumbai will lay out all the details of pigmentation treatment in our state-of-the-art facility here. 


Pigmentation Treatment Information Capsule:

Synopsis of the surgeryPigmentation treatments are non-invasive treatments that help in removing mild to hyperpigmentation or melasma from the skin.
Length of process Depending on the level of pigmentation multiple sessions may be necessary.
Recovery No special recovery time required. But the patient needs to keep the skin moisturised and limit sun exposure.

What Is
skin pigmentation?

Pigmentation means uneven colour tone or patches on the skin. However, generally speaking, ‘pigmentation’ is referred to as hyper or excessive pigmentation of the skin of the face or of the body. It can be generalised darkening or patchy spots like darkening.

Various reasons for excess pigmentation according to Dr Santosh Bhatia are:

Who is
an ideal candidate for pigmentation treatments?

Pigmentation is a totally non-invasive cosmetic treatment  that can be performed on patients who fit into the following criteria:

Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Mumbai would like to bring an important point to your notice here that the candidate could be either male or female since this treatment is gender-neutral. 

What to expect at the
consultation with Dr Santosh Bhatia?

Dr Santosh Bhatia’s one on one consultations are deep, detailed discussions where he asks the patient about their expectations, desires, goals, understands their medical history and explains the pigmentation treatment to them. 

Vanity Cosmetic Clinic will explain different treatment options and help you in choosing the right treatment plan for you. Pictures of your skin will be taken from multiple angles as part of your case history.

Our consultations also involve noting down your medical history and any allergies that might affect the treatment. We end the consultation only after the patient and Dr Santosh Bhatia are on the same page and there are no doubts in the mind of the patient. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia
DR. SANTOSH BHATIA, MS, MCh.(Plastic Surgery)

What are the
different methods for pigmentation?

Q Switch ND Yag Laser

Laser treatments are one of our patients’ most popular depigmentation choices, because of their effectiveness and long-lasting results. The Q Switch ND Yag Laser technology is the latest in aesthetic applications. 

Q-Switched lasers produce extremely short bursts of energy. A Q-switched device is capable of producing massive amounts of power instantaneously. This peak power is what plays a role in breaking patches of pigmented skin. At Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Mumbai our Q Switch ND Yag Laser machine is effective on both mild pigmentation and hyperpigmentation. 

Laser Toning

Some of our patients come to us with stubborn pigmentation spots and dark patches on their skin. For patients like these, we at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic prefer Laser Toning treatment. 

Laser Toning treatment works wonders on candidates with blotchy skin, surface irregularities, uneven skin tone, liver spots and pores. 

The process of Laser Toning is two-fold. The Q Switch Lasers send out long pulses of energy to heat the skin and stimulate collagen production in the patient’s body. The second part is sending out low energy pulses to the pigment-producing cells to break down the excess production of melanin.

Laser Toning not only fights pigmentation but also helps in improving the appearance of open pores and fine lines. Multiple sessions of Laser Toning are required to optimize the skin’s appearance and improve the health of the skin. 


Cosmelan is a depigmenting method that has an intensive corrective action on skin hyperpigmentations. It also regulates the overproduction of melanin thus effectively inhibiting and controlling the appearance of new dark spots. Cosmelan’s dual corrective and controlling action make it one of Dr Santosh Bhatia’s favourite pigmentation treatments. 

Cosmelan depigmentation treatment directly affects the process of melanin formation. Since it attacks the root cause it can solve the problem of hyperpigmentation as well as melasma. 

It is a highly effective solution for all your pigmentation problems. It is safe on all skin types. The results are rapid and easily visible. It rejuvenates your skin and restores its original youthful glow. It is beneficial in case you suffer from both hyperpigmentations as well as acne. 


Melanostop Peel

Pigmentation affects the health of the skin as it progresses from dark spots to dark patches. It may also grow stubborn and withstand home remedies. In such cases, our patients need stronger chemical peels to fight hyperpigmentation. 

At Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, we have introduced the internationally acclaimed Melanostop Peel. This peel is trusted and used by cosmetologists and dermatologists worldwide. 

Melanostop Peel is a combination peel used to treat difficult epidermal pigmentation and consists of Azelaic acid, Resorcinol and Phytic acid. This combination of chemical exfoliants stops the formation of abnormal melanin pigmentations. It further breaks the cohesion of the corneal layer of keratinocytes. Melanostop Peel gives the skin a new lease of life by increasing its thickness and lightening it. 

What to
expect before pigmentation treatments?

Well after your consultation with Dr Santosh Bhatia of Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, you can go home and relax. You need to come directly on the day of the treatment. Pigmentation treatments are non-invasive and don’t need any special preparation on the patient’s part. 

All you have to do is come in with a positive frame of my mind and relax. Pigmentation treatments have minimal downtime and patients don’t experience anything other than minor discomfort. 

Please note that in cases of hyperpigmentation Dr Bhatia may prescribe multiple sessions of treatment. 

What Is
the recovery process of pigmentation treatments?

Step 1

In case you undergo laser treatments then expect a little bit of redness and increase in the temperature of the skin. It is quite possible that some scabs appear dark but these will gradually fade away in a week’s time. The patient needs to use a high-power sunblock when stepping outside the house after laser treatment because the skin is very sensitive. 

Step 2

In case your pigmentation treatment consisted of chemical peels then you can expect your skin to become dry after the treatment. You may also notice it is peeling away over the next week. However do not be alarmed this is natural and in a week’s time you will start seeing the actual impact of the treatment as your skin becomes fairer, even-toned and glows.

Step 3

The only piece of advice from Dr Santosh Bhatia for patients who undergo pigmentation treatments is that moisturise your skin as much as possible and limit exposure to outside elements especially the sun.

What are
the risks associated with pigmentation treatments?

As with any medical procedure pigmentation treatments also have certain risks. But please note that since these treatments are non-invasive the risks are very low and non-threatening. However, Dr Santosh Bhatia, the Board-certified Plastic Surgeon of Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Mumbai believes patients should be well-informed about the possible risks. 

Following are the risks related to Pigmentation Treatments: 

Laser Risks:

Chemical Peel Risks:

All of these risks are rare and due to Dr Santosh Bhatia’s commitment to excellence, these rarely occur in patients of Vanity Cosmetic Clinic. 

In case you want to check whether or not you are an eligible candidate for Pigmentation Treatments, we invite you for a one on one consultation with Dr Santosh Bhatia at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Mumbai.


Book Appointment for a Consultation

Start here, by booking an appointment with Dr. Santosh Bhatia. Dr Bhatia is available for consultations at two convenient locations in Andheri (West) and South Bombay. Please select your preferred location to see Dr. Bhatia’s availability and book your appointment online. If you prefer to book your appointment on the phone please call Vanity Cosmetic Clinic at +917043477777.

Click the button below to Book Appointment at your preferred location.

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Dr Santosh Bhatia
DR. SANTOSH BHATIA, MS, MCh.(Plastic Surgery)
Meet the Doctor

Dr. Santosh Bhatia

Dr Santosh Bhatia is Mumbai’s most-sought-after Plastic Surgeon. Founder and Director at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Dr Bhatia is also associated with some of the best hospitals in Mumbai such as Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Breach Candy Hospital. 

Dr Bhatia has a vast global experience working with Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery hospitals in New York, Toronto, London, Chicago, Miami, Pune, and Mumbai. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia’s focus lies in performing minimally invasive, state-of-the-art plastic surgeries that yield natural-looking and gorgeous results. He is a cosmetic surgeon with the vision of an artist. Dr Bhatia pays keen attention to details which makes the patient’s transformation graceful and aesthetically pleasing. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia has happy patients including celebrities, socialites, and everyday women from all over the world. His surgical skills, experience and high-regard for safety has earned him a reputation not only in Mumbai but all over the world.

“Surgeon’s skill and experience, quality of care, infrastructure and facilities, and your comfort with the surgeon are just as important as the final cost of the surgery"

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