An uneven skin tone can make anyone feel self-conscious about their appearance, so finding a quick solution to the problem is often favoured by clients at The Laser Treatment Clinic and finding The Causes and Solutions of Skin Pigmentation Most commonly, darker spots and patches causing pigmentation appear from overexposure to the sun, or from skin conditions including acne, but your skin can be damaged by a number of different factors and can be more prevalent in those with darker skin tones and pregnant women.
We speak to our clients regularly about what issues they would most like to improve about their skin and the answer usually involves evening out the skin tone and clearing the complexion of flaws, imperfections, injuries and disorders. Skin pigmentation is renowned for being particularly stubborn to treat and disorders usually result in flat, darkened patches of skin that are light brown to black in colour and can vary in size and shape. It can often fuel anxiety depression and other emotional and psychological problems; that’s why it’s important to find the cause and solution of your skin problem to work towards a goal of naturally healthy skin with a radiant even tone.
Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)
Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation is a temporary pigmentation that most commonly occurs following damage to the skin from acne lesions, psoriasis, burns, friction and injuries leaving behind scars and darker patches of skin on your body.
These scars and the inflamed skin surrounding can begin to fade as the skin regenerates itself, but often the best way to look to clear your symptoms is to find a gentle cleanser that will not irritate the skin that will help to even tone, giving you a fresher overall look.
Darker skin is prone to acne due to its oily nature causing larger sebaceous glands, when dark skin types suffer damage the healing process can result in an increased production of melanin around the site of the injury causing darkening of the skin known as pigmentation.
Exfoliating the skin to promote regeneration of dead cells is the first step to take when treating acne, it’s important to ensure your acne is under control before looking to work on the darker patches of skin that may have appeared. Where pigmentation has occurred you can use moisturisers and lightening cream to even the skin tone and rejuvenate your look.
Most prevalent during the summer months, melasma can be caused by hormonal fluctuations and is common in women during pregnancy and through use of contraceptive pill.
Melasma is usually easily recognised by your doctor or dermatologist by the characteristics of the pigmentation and its distribution on the face. There are a few steps you can take to minimise the appearance. Wear sunscreen daily on areas of the body that are exposed to the sun and use gentle skin care remedies that will not be harsh or irritate the skin. In cases where symptoms of the melasma do not settle down, book a consultation with one of our skin experts who will be happy to discuss further options available to you.
Age spots appear with age across parts of the body that are frequently exposed to the sun, they are occasionally also referred to as Liver Spots and appear as the skin weakens and sun exposure causes dark spots and patches of skin to appear on the body and face.
By moisturising regularly and using an effective SPF to protect your skin from exposure to the sun you can work to prevent age spots appearing, long-term it is beneficial to use specialised products including Ultra-Light Derma White duo available at The Laser Treatment Clinic, that work to permanently brighten areas of the skin.
The most common cause of pigmentation in darker skin tones is exposure to the sun causing the excess production of melanin leading to darker patches on the face and body; finding a suitable SPF moisturiser to regularly cover the face and parts of the body that are frequently exposed to the sun can help. Our cutting edge Derma White Treatment is an extremely popular choice for those who want naturally healthy clear skin, as it works to rejuvenate and stimulate fresh young skin cells promoting new collagen growth, and the collagen remodels for a clearer brighter healthy looking skin tone and texture.
Speak to one of our specialists today who will advise you on the best treatment for your skin, they are friendly and sympathetic and will provide helpful detailed information on the laser treatment during your consultation.