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 [...]
If you have patches or spots on the skin that are a different colour to your skin tone, it means that you have uneven pigmentation. Some people are born with pigmentation disorders, whilst for others it occurs with age or with exposure to the sun.
If you aren’t happy living with coloured patches or spots on [...]
Many people have problems with pigmentation in their skin. Most are caused by a condition called hyperpigmentation, which occurs when the body produces too much melanin. Melanin is the natural pigment which is responsible for the colour of your skin, hair and eyes, but it can also be responsible for pigmentation problems such as:
• Uneven skin [...]
While the summer sun may make a welcome change to our less than balmy climate, it can cause problems for those who suffer from patches of hyper pigmented skin. When the skin is exposed to sunlight, it produces melanin as a defence mechanism.
Prolonged and unprotected exposure, combined with age, can cause the skin to lose [...]
When you think about the signs of premature ageing, you tend to think first about what happens to the skin on the face. When you stop to really think about which parts of the body are really exposed to environmental aggression, your hands are often on the front line.
We use our hands constantly, expose them [...]