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Do you struggle with uneven skin tone or dark spots? You are not alone

Do you struggle with uneven skin tone or dark spots? You are not alone

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Have you noticed uneven skin tone, or dark brown spots on your face. The main reason for this is due to over exposure to the sun. The melanin that gives skin its colour gets stimulated by UVA causing the skin to react with dark patches, sun spots or pigmentation as its better known. Other factors play a part such as acne or hormonal skin. Some medications such as the contraceptive pill and Hormonal Replacement Therapy can cause photo sensitivity and highlight pigmentation once exposed to the sun.

Sun Exposure – Prevention is better than cure:

  • Avoid the sun during peak hours between 11am – 3pm
  • Avoid sunbeds
  • Cover your skin with clothing
  • Use a broad spectrum sunscreen
  • Reapply sunscreen after exercising or swimming

Pigmentation Removal/ Brightening Options:

Chemical Peels are used to improve the skins appearance, minimise pore size, improve acne scarring, fine lines, sunspots, and rough skin, they are designed to exfoliate your skin and encourage it to renew itself by creating fresh new skin cells. The depth of the peel will depend on the objective and condition of the skin. Mesoestetic chemical peels typically used include glycolic acid, mandelic acid salicylic acid, lactic acid or combined liquid peels. The different types of chemicals cause a controlled injury, each penetrating through to a different skin depth, then peeling away to reveal a new layer of skin.

Photo rejuvenation uses laser technology to target pigmented cells. When cells containing a lot of melanin or haemoglobin are treated, the target heats up and is destroyed within a few thousandths of a second. In addition to removing pigmentation this treatment increases collagen production for a more youthful complexion. Typically, three treatments are recommended at four weekly intervals, a suitable treatment plan should be discussed with you at an initial consultation. Photo rejuvenation is also very effective in the improvement of acne scarring.

Products I love :

  • Environ Rad SPF 15. A mineral sunscreen containing zinc and titanium  dioxide to protect against free radicals, its creamy texture is easily applied and suitable for use under make up.
  • Environ Mela Fade Cream, a technology advanced Vitamin C cream used to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone
  • Dermalogica Solar Défense Booster SPF 50. This SPF really sinks in and feels lightweight, is great under makeup I have quite dry skin but this, on top of the Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance, makes my skin look and feel luminous, dewy, and well hydrated.
  • Mesoestetic Anti-ageing body tan mist SPF 30. I absolutely love this. Mesoestetic Mesoprotech Antiaging Body Sun Mist SPF 30 contains the optimal combination of physical, biological and chemical filters provide maximum effectiveness and protection. This innovative spray mist is invisible and has a fresh texture that’s immediately absorbed for fast and effective sun protection. Added Vitamin E provides an antioxidant and protective action. This Sun Mist SPF 30 can be applied to wet or sweaty skin without leaving behind a greasy residue. Mesoestetic’s Collagen pro-47 formula protects and increases the presence of high-quality collagen in the skin for smoother and firmer skin.

Photos after one laser treatment.

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