Lets talk about pigmentation : prevention and home treatment /part 2

How to prevent pigmentation

The best way to prevent future pigmentation is to wear a high factor UVA and UVB shielding sunscreen. Often, the sunscreen in regular foundation isn’t high enough to effectively protect the skin, so adding a higher factor is advisable. As well as protecting your skin from sun exposure with sunscreen, limiting the time that you actually spend in the sun is a necessary step to prevent further skin damage.

A further weapon in the fight against pigmentation is the antioxidant – the all important molecule that inhibits the oxidation in the tissue that causes ageing. Antioxidants mop up the free radicals that act like vandals in the skin. Free radicals are activated by sun exposure, or environmental pollutants such as cigarette smoke, as well as alcohol and sugars in our diets, Antioxidants are important in a healthy diet found in foods such as fruits and vegetables, as well as in quality serums and moisturisers, the antioxidant is not to be underestimated in its ability to prevent fight aging and sun damage.

How to prevent

Protect your skin and prevent unwanted tanning with proper sun protection. Always wear a hat, sun protective clothing, and sunscreen when outside.

Here are a range of treatments which can be helpful, which include prescription skin care, chemical peels and medical needling.

The best treatment for your pigmentation will depend very much on your age, life style and the nature and extent of your pigmentation. Expert assessment, diagnosis and advice are vital if the treatment is going to be successful for you.

For most, whilst treatments can deliver good results, they do not provide a cure for the underlying cause and all will require you to continue to protect your skin from the sun and use maintenance products to keep further pigmentation at bay.

How to treat pigmentation at home

Vitamin C helps to inhibit the enzyme tyrosinase, which helps to prevent melanin production. Plus, it significantly lightens pigmentation but does not lighten normal skin.

In clinic

OBAGI NU DERM SKIN CARE AND BLUE SKIN PEELS RADIANCE 

JESSNER SKIN PEEL

TCA 20-30% skin peels

A leading deep rejuvenation treatment which helps eliminate blemishes, acne scars, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and sun damage whilst increasing overall texture and tightness.

Stimulates the creation of new cells

Supports the body’s natural regeneration and rejuvenation processes

Tones and balances the skin

Protect the surface of skin from the penetrating and harmful rays of the sun

How to maintain achieved results

5 products for pigmentation treatment at home

  1. SPF Heliocare
  2. Tebiskin®LC Lightening Cream

Core treatment to normalise excess pigmentation. Tebiskin® LC contains four unique ingredients that synergise to establish normal pigment production over a number of weeks to create an even skin tone. The ingredients target three different phases of melanin manufacture inside the melanocyte, while a fourth ingredient stabilises the melanocyte itself.

This means new skin cells with less melanin will rise to the skin’s surface to replace older darker ones. Results begin to appear from 14 to 42 days and should improve over time.

  1. Lightening serum -Designed to tackle varying types of hyperpigmentation, the White Lightening Serum from iS Clinical promises safe and rapid results.

Lightweight and quick to absorb, this concentrated formula combines brightening Mushroom Extract and Alpha-Arbutin with natural exfoliant Sugar Cane Extract, to effectively correct areas of uneven tone caused by blemishes, sun damage, ageing or hormonal changes. With regular application, skin not only looks clearer and more even but starts to produce less melanin which makes maintaining skin clarity much easier in the long term.

Suitable for most skin types, apply a small amount to clean dry skin on the face and neck every evening for best results.

  1. Melafade Eviron
  2. Obagi Nuderm – Nu-Derm will help improve dark spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma and other forms of discoloration.

This skin care routine uses professional-grade lightening ingredients to inhibit melanin production, the substance responsible for controlling pigment in the skin.

The result is a more even, radiant skin tone. Nu-Derm also helps improve signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles and rough skin texture.

If you are suffering with pigmentation we recommend to book a FREE consultation with our Doctors or therapist and they will advise on the best treatment for you .

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