How pigmentation comes on the face? Is it permanent? And how can you treat it? Pigmentation is when you notice patches of your facial skin appear darker than the rest of the skin.
Pigmentation occurs when your skin produces more melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives your skin colour. The patches can vary in size and may develop on different parts of your body. Most patient report pigmentation on their face, chest and back, but it may affect other parts of your body.
Pigmentation can occur after different conditions and factors alter the melanin production in your body.
These factors can be, but not limited to the following;
– Sun damage – Spending too much time in the sun, can give you a greater risk of developing pigmentation or more serious conditions. While you expose your skin to sun light without protection, the damaged pigment cells will leak pigment into the deeper layers of your skin. As a result your treatment can take longer. And will require more effort to be successful.
– Post acne scarring – After acne heals, it often leaves behind discoloured patches of skin, these aren’t scars and in most cases they’ll resolve on their own with the use of consistent sun protection and skin care as well as in clinic treatments.
– Inflammation post eczema or other inflammatory skin conditions. – Skin rashes and acne have the ability to stimulate pigment cells in the skin. Resulting in the access pigment to splash on to the lower levels of your skin. The deeper this pigment goes the harder it’ll be to treat.
– Hormonal changes( usually post pregnancy) – Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation that’s triggered by UV light and hormonal changes. Melasma mainly affects women and appears most commonly on the forehead, chin and top lip. Because sun exposure can bring it more to the surface many patients confuse melasma with sun damage.
Treatments for pigmentation on your face;
- Laser photofacial skin rejuvenation improves skin tone and texture. The treatment has minimal downtime. It’s suitable for a range of conditions including sun damage, wide and localised areas of discolouration. And last but not least ageing skin.
- Laser pigmentation removal is a targeted laser treatment. It’s designed to remove superficial and deeper pigmentation. As well as sun damaged areas on the face, forehead, shoulders and arms.
- Skin peels or resurfacers help to improve skin texture. They’re suitable for a range of conditions. These conditions include pigmentation . In addition they’re available in different strengths with different downtimes according to your skin condition.
In your consultation, we may discuss combining two or more of these procedures in a treatment plan. Consequently to help maximize results.
To learn more about your pigmentation and how to successfully treat it why not visit us at our Oxford Street clinic, in Central London? My Expert team will start with a thorough assessment of your skin.
How to book an appointment?
As the first step of your skin journey at Skin Perfection, you will be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of your skin.
Following your assessment a personalised treatment plan will be recommended to address your skin concerns. During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.