Sun damage, Brown Spots and Pigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is a common condition in which darkening of the skin occurs due to an increase in melanin production. This darkening occurs when melanocytes (pigment-producing cells) over-produce melanin, forming concentrated deposits of brown pigment in the skin. Hyperpigmentation may be caused by sun damage, inflammation, hormonal changes, or skin injuries (including acne).
How to prevent sun damaged skin?
Using a high sunscreen lotion or cream daily, especially on the face and hands, is a good way to avoid sun damage. Anyone who enjoys outdoor activities should always be sure to use sunscreen that protects against UV-A and UV-B rays, and to reapply it as necessary according to the product’s instructions.
Avoiding excessive exposure to the sun is also a good way to avoid sun damage.
UV exposure accelerates the natural aging of the skin by damaging collagen fibers, and it is associated with the formation of sun spots and other types of sun damage. Indoor and outdoor tanning both contribute to this process. It is important to limit exposure to UV radiation from any source.
How can I treat Sun damaged skin?
There are so many excellent treatments available to reverse the effects of sun damage. A lot depends upon your skin type, degree of sun damage, willingness to accept recovery time, and, your budget. We use IPL to break up and lighten deeper sun damage.
The light is attracted to dark areas in your skin, making it extremely effective for lighter skin types. As it hits the dark spots, the light shatters the pigmentation which encourages it to lift to the surface before gradually lightening over a few treatments as your surface cells renew
Chemical procedures are another option for sun damage treatment. A chemical peel strips away dead skin cells and damaged outer layers of the skin, stimulating the growth of healthy new skin.
Treatments available for sun damaged skin:
- Carbon Laser Facial
- IPL Skin Rejuvenation
- The Perfect Peel
Recommended Home Care:
iS Clinical ® products for hyperpigmentation are formulated with pharmaceutical-grade botanical ingredients that work synergistically and safely with skin cells to gradually lighten and even the appearance of pigmentation. The Hyperpigmentation Regime includes products that address overproduction of melanin, encourage exfoliation, and provide sun protection. Broad-spectrum UV sun protection is of paramount importance to treat this condition and prevent its reoccurrence.
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