Hyperpigmentation & UV Damage

Hyperpigmentation & UV Damage

What is pigmentation, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation?

Pigmentation means colouring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the colour of your skin, hair and eyes. Your skin gets its colour from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in the skin make melanin. People with darker skin types tend to have more melanin in their skin cells than those with lighter skin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production.

When skin cells are healthy, your skin will appear normal and even. However, when skin cells become damaged or unhealthy, extra melanin is produced to help protect your skin. Alternatively, the cells that produce pigment can be damaged, which prevents melanin production. As a result, parts of your skin may turn lighter (hypopigmentation) or darker (hyperpigmentation), both of which are recognisable skin conditions.

What causes skin pigmentation or hyperpigmentation?

Pigmentation, or hyperpigmentation, can occur for a variety of reasons. The effects can also become more obvious as we age, and if left untreated and unprotected can worsen.

Common causes of hyperpigmentation are:

  • over-exposure to the sun
  • genetics
  • hormonal changes
  • medical conditions and trauma to the skin (such as burns or as a result of spots and picking).

Skin pigmentation signs and symptoms

  • Darkened patches of skin that can vary in size and colour (hyperpigmentation)
  • Light patches of skin (hypopigmentation)
  • Losing pigment quickly on several areas of your skin (hypopigmentation)

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How can I reduce hyperpigmentation?

UVA and UVB rays can worsen or cause pigmentation caused by excess sun exposure, so it is very important to protect and shield the skin from these harmful rays by wearing an SPF on a daily basis.

Obtaining a healthy lifestyle and effective skincare routine can also help keep the skin clear and create a more balanced complexion. Using quality skin care products containing active ingredients can help alleviate certain hyperpigmentation disorders.

Treatments for hyperpigmentation

pHformula M.E.L.A Skin resurfacing

The unique pHformula powerclay formula used in the M.E.L.A. resurfacing treatments is a powerful hyperpigmentation treatment designed to reduce the accumulation of epidermally (near the skin surface) located melanin. It effectively inhibits the enzymatic activity of tyrosinase, whilst stimulating epidermal differentiation and therefore accelerates epidermal cellular turnover causing the removal of already formed melanin pigment. Due to the innovative highly effective mode of action, significant visible results are obtained with minimal risk.

pHformula V.I.T.A.C Skin Resurfacing

Maximum Vitamin C concentration levels are achieved in a highly absorbable medium. An advanced system which addresses early signs of cutaneous damage.

L-ascorbic acid helps to strengthen the skin’s collagen and elastin network. The treatment is suited to use on photo-aged and pigmented skin and can help improve uneven pigmentation when performed regularly.

 

Ekseption White-up peptide peel

 

A professional chemical peel with sodium lactate, peptides, and a blend of acids (phytic, mandelic, lactobionic, gluconolactone, tranexamic and mandelic) selected for their ability to smooth, enlighten the skin tone and reduce pigmentation

USER INDICATIONS
  • Intense skin moisture.
  • Designed to restore the natural skin pH gradient.
  • Activate exfoliating enzymes to renew the skin gradually.
  • Increase the overall skin radiance.
  • Reduces skin pigmentation.
  • Loose, sagging skin
  • Photo-ageing (skin ageing caused by excessive UV-radiation)

Nappage, Needle-free and Fractional Mesotherapy

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Each method of Mesotherapy will be most effective in treating specific skin concerns at a deeper level, particularly for pigmentation this is the ultimate treatment combined with the above skin resurfacing programmes for maximum results.

A bespoke solution containing pure active ingredients will be delivered through Mesotherapy targeting specific skin cells to regenerate new collagen, elastin fibres and cell turnover. It’s an outstanding treatment to reduce dark spots, even out tone and enlighten without causing skin irritations. The solution will effectively inhibit the melanocytes to stop over producing melanin.

Xpert is a needle-free mesotherapy device that transports active fusion mesotherapy solutions directly into the skin cells.  A new approach of no-needle mesotherapy based on breakthrough systems and products. Fusion Meso XPERT offers all the advantages in non-invasive and painless skin rejuvenation: safety, efficiency, easy to operate, cost-effectiveness, immediate and long-lasting results.

Fractional Mesotherapy  is most effective for deeper areas of concern that require an extra boost. The treatment delivers controlled wounding to the skin that will stimulate new cell regeneration and collagen, building a stronger structure in the deeper layers of the skin to bridge the breakdown.

BENEFITS

  • Neutralises free radicals.
  • Stimulates collagen synthesis.
  • Restores the skin structure.
  • Moisturises.
  • Reduces pigmentation
  • Increase overall skin radiance

If you would like further information please get in touch, alternatively book a consultation online.