SUNSPOTS

WHAT IS IT?

 

Many people say they suffer from sun spots, but what exactly are these so-called sunspots, and what causes them? Sunspots are flat brown spots that appear on your skin after excessive sun exposure on the area.

Sunspots are formed due to the fact that UV rays cause melanin cells which are responsible for producing pigment/melanin in your skin to produce higher than normal levels of melanin in an attempt to protect your skin cells from UV radiation. The result is the appearance of darker spots on your skin.

The more sun sensitive your skin, the earlier you will start developing these spots but in most cases, they start making their appearance from the age of 30-40 years. When an existing sunspot has been exposed to sunlight, it will only get darker. The most common areas for sunspots to develop are the sides of your face, your chest, and back of your hands because these areas get most of the sun exposure.

If you notice that you have quite a few sun spots on your skin, it’s best to get your skin looked at by a doctor, as this indicates that your skin has had excessive sun exposure. Although sunspots can’t become cancerous, there might still be underlying damage in your skin that only a doctor or dermatologist will be able to pick up.

 

IN-STORE TREATMENT

 

Lamelle Pigmentation Chemical Peel – Within the variety of chemical peels offered by Lamelle, the Beta Peel will be the best to treat your sun spots. 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 – We can treat your sun spots with this amazing system 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 Brighter Concentrate – This product should be applied 2 weeks before your first chemical peel to prepare your skin. It will prevent any pigmentation from forming during your chemical peel course, as it blocks 8 known pathways of pigmentation formation in your skin.

Lamelle Barrier Repair Cream – This product assists the skin to heal effectively afterward a chemical peel and should be used for the next 4-5 days to help your skin heal properly and provide proper barrier protection for your skin.

Lamelle Luminesce Range – This product range is specially formulated to lighten and prevent any sun 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 Multi Rejuvenating Serum – This serum will help to even out your skin tone while also providing anti-ageing benefits to your skin.

Nimue Melano Mask – This treatment will assist in lightening the sun spots which are visible on your skin.

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