Hyper pigmentation is an increased amount of melanin in the skin causing affected parts of the skin to darken. This is a concern experienced by many across various ethnicities and at different times of the year. The summer may typically stimulate certain types of hormonal pigmentation which is caused when the skin interacts with the [...]
The effects of environmental factors on ageing are not always visible during the earlier part of our life but become apparent as we age. As we age, changes in our skin emerge. These changes are a result of everyday activity which can leave permanent marks, scars, broken capillaries or even a dull and unhealthy skin [...]
Now autumn is upon us and summer has ended, it is time to strip back and reassess our skin. Requirements of skincare change seasonally. Perhaps not many of us took quite as much care in the sun this year like well-known actress, Nicole Kidman. One of the best secrets of staying young is protection in [...]
The latter part of the 20th Century has seen the ideals of beauty shifted from the Jane Austen period of powdered white reflections to the tanned holiday kissed looks of Jessica Alba. It appears, more and more people aspire (perhaps on a subconscious level) for what is current. Very much like the times before us, [...]
Pigment, or melanin, is the substance which gives your skin, hair and eyes their colour. It is also responsible for freckles and moles, as well as for more unusual imperfections and marks in the skin. These are known as skin pigmentation disorders, some of which are more serious and life-affecting than others.
There are several types [...]
If you ask most people what they would most like to improve about their skin, the answer will usually involve clearing the complexion of flaws and imperfections, along with making skin tone more even.
There are many things that can mar an otherwise clear and flawless complexion, including:
• Acne and scars left by acne
• Pigmentation problems (i.e. birthmarks, [...]
The physiology of black skin is very different to lighter skin tones, and it may be more vulnerable to some skin conditions. One of these is hyper-pigmentation, which can be caused by damage to the surface of the skin.
If you have acne, or have experienced scratches, scars, shaving bumps or other damage to the skin’s [...]
During pregnancy, some women develop a kind of glow and look healthier than ever. However, this isn’t the case for all women during all stages of the pregnancy. In fact, many women can develop a range of skin conditions and complaints triggered by the hormonal changes which take place during pregnancy.
What happens to the [...]
Pigmentation occurs in all of us, sometimes in the form of moles and freckles and sometimes in more noticeable forms. These include discoloured marks or spots, as well as pigmented patches of skin.
There are a few different causes of pigmentation marks:
• Many are present from birth and grow with age
• Some pigmentation problems develop through prolonged [...]
When you first start researching laser treatment or go along to a laser treatment London clinic, you are likely to encounter a number of words, terms and phrases that you have never heard before. In fact, many are only ever used in the field of laser treatment.
To make sure you know exactly what to [...]