What is pigmentation?
Pigmentation means colouring. Also known as hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation. Melanin is the pigment that gives different colours of skin, hair and eyes. Cells within the skin can get damaged by over exposure to the sun which affects the melanin production. Pigmentation disorder can most commonly affect the face, neck, décolletage, hands, arms or the entire body. These areas are the ones frequently exposed to the sun. Saying all that pigmentation is not on its own caused by sun damage, many factors can play a part in this. Some medications such as the contraceptive pill and Hormonal Replacement Therapy can cause photo sensitivity and highlight pigmentation once exposed to the sun.
Are sun spots the same as pigmentation?
Sun spots are flat brown spots and are the skins reaction to over exposure to the sun, they are harmless and non cancerous. Pigmentation and sun spots are similar in that they are caused by the same thing. Pigmentation normally covers a larger area and sun spots are like a spot in size and may be deeper, other names are for sun spots are dark spots, age spots, liver spots, although nothing to do with your liver.
How can I avoid making these symptoms worst?
- Avoid the sun during peak hours between 10am – 3pm
- Avoid sunbeds
- Cover your skin with clothing
- Use a broad spectrum sunscreen
- Reapply sunscreen after exercising or swimming
- Mesoestetic Facial Peel
- Photo Rejuvenation Facial using Ellipse Sirius System
- Ecopeel Microdermabrasion
Mesoestetic Facial Peels are a high quality advanced range of chemical peels that are effective at targeting pigmentation and sun spots. This facial peel is a deep exfoliation treatment that brightens and lightens pigmentation. These peels are completely safe and are used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin which causes the dead skin to peel off. The peels lighten dark spots providing a de-pigmentation effect and helps to reduce the manifestation of acne and improves appearance of scarring. Multi sessions may be required depending on how dark the pigmentation is and the length of time the pigmentation is visible.
Photo Rejuvenation or Skin Rejuvenation is a facial that will improve and can remove pigmentation. A course of three are recommended to see results, however usually you will notice a difference after one session. this treatment is done using our laser system.
The laser light is attracted to the pigmentation or sun spot and will draw this to the surface, to start, the area will darken and within 48 hours will fade.
Environ Intense C Peel is an advanced Peel and only available as a treatment after being on the set-up system AVST 3 moisturiser.
The benefits of this facial are many, L-Ascrobic Acid (water soluble Vitamin C) and Salicylic Acid targets scarring and textural problems giving smooth and refined skin, photo-aged skin, deep lines/wrinkles and pigmentation are also improved.
The true benefits of this Peel lies in the Vitamin C content that stimulates collagen, inhibits melanin formation and strengthens capillaries.
Ecopeel Microdermabrasion. This is a deep exfoliation facial that brightens and lightens pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. We recommend between 3-5 treatments for optimum results.
Environ Vita-Antioxidiant AVST Vitamin A moisturiser set-up system 1-5 is a day and night moisturizer. This normalises melanin, stimulates cell turnover which aids with pigmentation. The set up system begins with AVST 1 introducing Vitamin A in small doses to allow the skin to get used to Vitamin A, once the skin is acceptable move up through the steps slowly.
Vitamin A normalises and repairs skin cells while protecting from environmental and UV damage. It also stimulates collagen and elastin to combat the signs of ageing to help improve lines and wrinkles.
Priced from £42 – £48
Environ Clarifying Lotion is a light, non-oily lotion formulated to supply skin with essential ingredients. Promoting skin growth and cell renewal to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, detoxes pigmentation by pulling it up to the surface. This lotion can be used alongside the laser system.
Priced at £35 for 100ml
Environ C-Boost contains a rich dose of vitamin C to help improve the appearance of sun damaged skin. Inhibits tyrosinase to assist in the treatment of hyper-pigmentation. Apply under vitamin A moisturiser morning and night.
Priced at £35 for 25ml.
RAD SPF 15 one of the best sellers with a 3 way defence – titanium dioxide, chemical SPF and Antioxidant.
A face and body sunscreen with a combination of filters and reflectors to provide a SPF15 with a low chemical content and high performance protection.
Priced at £19.95 for 100ml
Whatever concerns or questions you may have regarding the removal of pigmentation & sun spots please feel free to discuss further with our consultants at Beauty Haven.