What is pigmentation?
Pigmentation is characterised by uneven dark patches of skin tone. It can affect both men and women of all skin colours and vary in severity. Pigmentation forms when the melanocyte (pigment producing) cells are damaged or overstimulated and produce more melanin (pigmentation) in particular areas of the skin rather than distributing it evenly and giving you an even skin tone. There are several types of pigmentation and causes.
Types of pigment and causes of pigmentation:
- Sun damage – This is the most common cause of pigmentation which occurs due to UV damage caused by sun exposure. It appears as random brown patches on skin
- Genetic – Freckles are a form of genetic pigmentation seen mostly in lighter skin types. Asian and darker skin types can be more susceptible to darker patches of pigmentation, especially around the eyes
- Trauma - Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is more common in darker skin types but is not limited to them. This pigmentation develops as a result of trauma e.g. you burn yourself and the skins natural response is to create pigment to protect itself from further damage
- Melasma – Larger patches of pigment typically seen in a butterfly pattern across the t-zone and cheeks. It is most commonly a result of hormonal imbalances; many women develop it post pregnancy
The most important product to be using for pigmentation is a daily SPF 50 to prevent the pigmentation getting worse. There is no cure for pigmentation, it has to be kept under control with pigment regulators to control the melanocytes (pigment producing cells).
With over 18 years combined experience in the Aesthetic industry, we have seen many people suffering with pigmentation. We use clinically proven skincare to control pigment production in the skin. All of our treatments are results driven and clinically proven to make sure you get the clear skin that you deserve.
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The most important product to be using for pigmentation is a daily SPF 50 to prevent the pigmentation getting worse. There is no cure for pigmentation, it has to be kept under control with pigment regulators to control the melanocyte (pigment producing cells).
If you want fast results, combining this with an intensive course of 6 signature HydraFacial's will give you visible results in as little as 6 weeks.
The most important thing you should be doing to prevent pigmentation is using a daily broad spectrum sun protection with an SPF of at least 50. We recommend Heliocare.