WHAT IS IT?
Skin pigmentation or hyperpigmentation is darkening of an area of the skin which is caused by an overproduction of melanin in the area.
Overexposure to the sun, taking photosensitive medication, hormones, pregnancy, and genetics are all factors that contribute to the development of skin pigmentation.
When you have a high concentration of melanocytes (melanin cells) or very overactive melanocytes this may cause hyperpigmentation to develop. Skin pigmentation may affect everyone but is more common in darker skin types because they have larger melanocytes than lighter skin types.
Remember when you were young enjoying your day in the sun without any sunblock/ sunscreen applied on your face and body, well as you get older that damage the sun caused on your skin is moving to the surface of your skin and showing more now than when you were younger.
There are different forms of skin pigmentation such as lentigines (beauty spots) freckles, melisma (pregnancy mask).
At Glo Laser and Beauty, our therapists will be able to help you with the treatment of your skin pigmentation.
Lamelle Pigmentation Chemical Peel – Within the variety of chemical peels offered by Lamelle, the Beta Peel will be the best to treat your pigmentation concern. There is a 15% and a 20% peel, each with 2 layers, but the therapists at Glo will determine which one you should have. This treatment can be done every 2-6 weeks in order to lighten dark or reddish brown marks.
FormaTk’s Skin Rejuvenation & Pigmentation – This treatment treats skin pigmentation by effectively drawing the discolouration to the surface of the skin, allowing the dermis to begin the healing process of correcting the blemishes over time.
HOME CARE PRODUCTS
Lamelle Luminesce Range – this product range is specially formulated to lighten skin and prevent any dark spots you may have on your skin. As an added benefit, the Luminesce Moisturizer contains vitamin A which has strong anti-ageing properties and it helps to normalize skin cell functions.
Nimue Hyperpigmented Skin Range – this product range is specially formulated to lighten skin and prevent any dark spots you may have on your skin.