Ranging from a scattering of freckles to a dark mask of uneven skin colour can leave you feeling older than your years and can strip you of confidence; some cases of pigmentation are quickly treated while others require more dedication and commitment to see long lasting results.
Both are achievable but depend on your concerns and willingness to stick with it.
It is certainly possible to achieve beautiful results but pigmentation can be fickle.
We are dealing with the melanocyte cell which means we’ve got to get tough! This cell is responsible for creating the colour in our skin and he has a memory like an elephant. Once triggered, he is more likely to reoffend!
Pigmentation is caused by:
Hormones- Melanin Stimulating Hormone (MSH) is triggered in cells by hormonal fluctuations- commonly seen in pregnancy or whilst on hormone medications (contraceptives)
Sunlight- UV Radiation stimulates melanocyte activity resulting in age spots, sunspots and freckles
Medications- some medications can stimulate pigmentation so always check with you GP about any prescribed medications
Friction and heat and cellular trauma- (including invasive cosmetic treatments) can stimulate melanocyte activity and leave patches of pigmentation
How to treat Pigmentation:
Eliminating the trigger is the first course of action. Then we look at what is happening on a cellular level and how we can improve your skin tone.
Treatment plans generally include pigmentation targeting skin care ingredients, sun protection EVERY single day, regular in clinic treatments and home care.
Treating pigmentation is not a quick fix but we can work to improve this condition over time.
It’s not as simple of just zapping at random with a laser or peeling away layers with chemicals. There is a lot more going on beneath the skin than meets the eye that needs to be addressed before breaking out the big guns.
Skin Care that work’s on a cellular level to slow down melanin production
In clinic treatment- Facials, LED and Enzyme Treatments that will address underlying cellular malfunctions.
And diligent sun protection through out your course of treatment and beyond
A lifetime of sun exposure (particularly for us Aussies) means a visual reminder of your fun in the sun and its often written all over your face, neck and chest.
Loss of plumpness, visible redness, pigmentation, wrinkles are just a few of the tell tale signs of things happening to the skins structures deeper in the skin.
This condition requires a combination approach to breathe life back into your cells, rebuild cells and systems in the layers of your skin and help to repair years of sun exposure.
Yes, Laser treatments will improve the colour, but true skin rejuvenation requires repair to the cells and structures below the surface. This is where our expert knowledge takes over and develops a treatment program to really change your skin from the inside out, leaving your skin truly rejuvenated, looking younger and feeling amazing.