How to battle skin pigmentation

Ask any women what her greatest skin concern is and you will find that wrinkles are at the top of the list; however, coming in pretty high on the anti-ageing list of concerns is pigmentation or hyper-pigmentation of the skin!

The darkening of the skin in various areas, whether on the face or body, is caused by an overproduction of melanin in these areas, with over-exposure to sun, genetics, pregnancy and certain photosensitive medication all considered contributing factors to hyperpigmentation.

Pigmentation or hyperpigmentation occurs most often in women with darker skin types because they have larger melanocytes, which are the cells that produce melanin, a dark pigment that colours hair and skin.

Medication taken for hypertension, diabetes and heart disease can also frequently lead to hyperpigmentation, while some antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can also cause various types of allergic reactions that can lead to hyperpigmentation.

If, when you were younger you headed out into the sun minus sun block or sunscreen, you will find that as you get older, the damage cause by the sun back then is moving to the surface of your skin, showing up more now than when you were younger.

NEVER leave home without sun protection for your face and body; the difference between the effects of the sun’s radiation 25 years ago and today is clearly evident in the appearance of more cases of skin cancer and other sun related problems than ever before!

At Glo Laser & Beauty Clinic, therapists are highly experienced at helping clients to effectively combat the different forms of skin pigmentation with the right treatment, such as beauty spots, freckles, pigmentation caused by pregnancy and hormones.

With salon treatments that include Lamelle chemicals peels, mainly Beta peels, your beauty therapist will start you off on a few sessions of the Beta 15% peels and then progress to the Beta 20% peels, both of which are applied in two layers per session.

Glo Laser & Beauty will also recommend the perfect homecare products from their preferred product ranges, which will be made up of various treatments from Lamelle and Nimue, all of which are specifically formulated for treating skin pigmentation.

Contact Glo Laser & Beauty in Pretoria or Johannesburg to book your consultation to get started on changing the appearance of skin pigmentation, designed to leave you feeling glowing and confident!

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