What is it and what is the cause?
Pigmentation can occur for a variety of reasons including over exposure to the sun ( most common), genetics, hormonal changes, medical conditions and trauma to the skin (such as burns or as a result of spots and picking). The effects can also become more obvious as we age and show up on face, neck and hands, often known as sun/liver spots. Pigmentation caused by hormones is called Melasma and usually visible symmetrically both sides of the face and often top lip.
The important this is to determine the cause of the pigmentation before treating which we do using our skin camera. We can then decide which, if any, treatment would be most suitable. Remember, prevention is always better than a cure so SPF everyday is crucial. Most treatments are best done during the winter months when there is less risk of sun damage
Treatments for pigmentation can include IPL/laser, skin peels and prescription skin products
The Obagi Nu-Derm system addresses the signs of skin ageing, its ingredients gently exfoliates to promote cell turnover and suppresses melanocyte activity to reduce pigmentation. This can be used in conjunction with a Tretinoin (retin A) which enhances cell turnover, stimulates collagen production and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and age spots.
The Obagi Nu Derm skincare range is clinically proven and developed by dermatologists, earning high praise from skincare experts worldwide. Rigorous clinical studies support these products, ensuring that each ingredient serves its intended purpose, utilising only the highest quality components to deliver the best possible results.
Facial thread veins are the tiny vessels that are underneath our skin which can become damaged in extreme temperatures such as sitting in the sun or skiing. You may be more affected if you work outdoors a great deal e.g. builders or gardeners. Rosacea sufferers may also suffer from facial thread veins. These can be treated using IPL treatment usually requiring between 1 - 3 sessions a month apart.
Dermalux LED light therapy is the ideal treatment for skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, sun damage, acne and many more. Dermalux™ offers a fast, safe and effective solution to a range of skin concerns and is suitable for all skin types. This relaxing treatment is also suitable after most facial treatments.