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Pigmentation

Pigmentation affects most people.

The skin may either appear lighter (hypopigmentation), or darker (hyperpigmentation) than normal, or lack pigmentation all together which is a condition called Vitiligo. The skin may appear blotchy, uneven have patches of brown discoloration or freckling. Skin pigmentation disorders generally occur because the body produces either too much or too little melanin.

There are many treatments we can offer to overcome their issues however hypopigmentation is a lot harder to treat

Characteristics

MELASMA (HORMONAL PIGMENTATION):

 Melasma (Hormonal Pigmentation) is a build up of melanin, which develops in areas exposed to the sun, particularly on the face. The pigmentation appears as irregular shaped dark brown spots. This effect is usually a result a hormonal changes and are common in pregnant and menopausal women, as well as users of oral contraceptive pills. There are two main areas that are typically affected including:

·         Midface: forehead, nose, chin, upper lip, and center of the cheeks.

·         Malar: cheeks and nose

POST INFLAMITORY HYPERPIGMENTATION (PIH):

Post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIH) causes darkening of the skin. It takes the form of different-sized spots. PIH is caused by an increase in melanin synthesis in response to an inflammatory injury or damage to the skin. If the excess melanin is produced on the top layer of the skin (epidermis) the hyperpigmentation is brownish in hue. If the excess melanin is produced in the lower layer of the skin (dermis) then it acquires a gray-blue coloration. Although PIH can occur in every skin type, it is most common in the higher phototypes V and VI and can affect both men and women equally.

SOLAR LENTIGO:

​Solar lentigines are spots on the skin associated with aging and exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. They vary in colour, from light brown to red or even black, and are located in the areas most exposed to the sun, particularly the hands, face, shoulders, arms and forehead, even the head if it is hairless.

From the age of 40, the skin starts to lose its ability to regenerate and recover from exposure to the sun, and the solar lentigines are very common in this age range, especially in those who spend time exposed to the sun’s rays.

SENILE LENTIGO:

Senile lentigines are brown to dark brown coloured macules, from a few millimetres to 1-2 cm in diameter. Their surface is smooth and well defined. They usually appear after the age of 40 due to the cumulative effect of the sun and because with age melanin is unevenly distributed in the epidermis.

They are more frequent in the areas exposed to the sun like the face, back of the hands and neckline. They appear as flat, brown coloured spots, and are predominantly oval in shape.

EPHELIDS:

Ephelides are a congenital alteration of the pigmentation that are revealed by exposure to the sun. They are commonly called freckles. They are macules of a few millimetres diameter, light yellow or light brown, which usually appear in people with red hair or blondes with light-coloured eyes. Their number increases with age. They are located mainly on the face, neck, forearms, and legs, covering the shoulders, arms and thighs during the summertime.

Skin Treatment Options

COSMELAN

Brightens, reduces pigmentation, and inhibits over production of melanin. This treatment is a deep peeling treatment which sloughs off unwanted damaged and hyper-pigmented cells helping reduce the look of an un even dull skin tone while inhibiting the melanocyte to prevent future over production leading to more hyper-pigmentation providing an effective clean and brightened look.

LASER PIGMENTATION REMOVAL

Our Candela Alexandrite Laser uses a focused beam of light that is attracted to pigment. The pigment in the skin absorbs the light which is then converted to heat which shatters the pigment. The pigment will instantly darken and drawn to the surface where it then flakes off the skins surface. This treatment continues to stimulate collagen and elastin production for up to 3 months post treatment. Perfect for an aged lack luster and pigmented skin.

IPL SKIN REJUVENATION

IPL is a gentle, non-invasive way to reverse the signs of ageing. We use a safe and effect Intense Pulsed Light that converts into heat energy when absorbed by red or brown pigment. We can selectively target and remove dark hyper-pigmentation and post inflammatory pigmentation which is commonly caused from acne and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful flawless looking complexion.

CLEAR + BRILLIANT

This fractional laser treatment clinically proven to fight the effects of ageing and destroying superficial hyper-pigmentation. This treatment works by creating millions of microscopic treatment zones in the epidermis stimulating new collagen production and clearing unwanted pigmentation by drawing it to the surface where is goes dark and sheds off from the skin.

SKIN NEEDLING

A pen like device with hundreds of micro needles gently penetrate the skin to promote the healing process and stimulate essential growth factors and natural production of collagen to improve and strengthen the underlying structure of the skin removing the appearance of pitted scaring fine lines and wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation by speeding up the desquamation process.

MESOESTETIC SKIN PEELS

These Peels contain powerful active ingredients, Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids, to resurface the outer layer of the epidermis to boost cellular rejuvenation and renewal. A proven way to remove unwanted dead skin cells to improve uneven hyperpigmentation and skin textures. 

MICRODERMABRASION

Mechanically re surfaces the outer most layer of the epidermis. Removing excess of dead skin cells preventing breakouts and evening the skin tone by gently cutting back the epidermis and removing any unwanted un-healthy pigmented cells. This is a great treatment to have prior to many laser or peel treatments.

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