Our skin is exposed to a number of different stresses that not only result in wrinkled and tired-looking skin, but also in pigmentation disorders.
The most common types of pigmentation include hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (HPI), are caused when an excess of melanin is produced in the skin. Excess melanin is responsible for the darkened patches that appear on the skin’s surface, creating an uneven skin tone.
Hypopigmentation, is the absence of the required levels of melanin in the skin. This means that instead of darker patches on the skin, you start to see lighter skin blotches.
Skin pigmentation may occur for various reasons and may be related to ageing, sun exposure, hormones and pregnancy. The formation of pigmentation on a cellular, microscopic level is complex and involves a number of processes. Treatment of your pigmentation will therefore involve a number of different modalities – and you will require a careful in-clinic consultation to determine the best treatment strategy. The Obagi skincare systems can provide medical strength topical agents to deal with hyperpigmentation but for the best results this will be combined with IPL Phototherapy, chemical peels and microdermabrasion
At the ASC we will assess your skin condition with the help of our Visia Skin analysis system to deliver a bespoke treatment plan for your condition.
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