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Pigmentation & Melasma

September 5th, 2018

What is Hyper Pigmentation?

Pigmentation is a common but harmless skin complaint from many clients. These darker patches of skin can be large or small and cause an uneven appearance to the skin tone.

These patches occur from over exposure from the sun, medication, acne scarring, hormonal changes, age, pregnancy or medication.

Most of the pigmentation will occur from over exposure to the Sun.  Melanin is produced by cells called melanocytes these cells sit low in the top layer of the skin. The skin’s natural pigment will over produce melanin to protect the surface of the skin from burning. Over time as the skin renews these darker melanin patches will appear at the surface.

Prevention is always key always protect with a broad spectrum spf30+ 

 

What is melasma?

Melasma sometimes called ‘chloasma’ is a condition which causes pigmented patches on the face usually effecting the forehead cheeks and upper lip. Melasma can be categorized either as epidermal, dermal or mixed melasma, this can be determined at consultation.

Whilst the cause of melasma isn’t fully understood a major contributory factor is the melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH) which is produced by cells in the pituitary gland. The overproduction resulting from stress can also cause outbreaks as can reactions to certain medications. Sun exposure may contribute to the darkening of melasma. Melasma occurring during pregnancy may resolve itself this will take a few months post pregnancy and further treatment may not be required it is advisable to wait until the end of this period before embarking on a treatment plan.

Melasma is rather prickly and does not respond well to some skin treatments dependent upon which type of melasma it is some treatment modalities can leave the appearance of the condition worse. Persistent melasma is a condition that can be controlled but not cured.

Studies have shown that melasma responds well to mesotherapy.

 

What is mesotherapy?

Mesotherapy effectively targets the pigmentation via micro injections, the cocktail of peptides and vitamins are directly administered to the area.  The micro channels ensure epidermal integrity and minimal downtime. Mesotherapy has been found to be more effectively used in conjunction with peeling.

Treating pigmentation for a client can improve the appearance of the skin, enhance self –esteem, promote better skin health. Various face treatments and homecare products are available to eradicate pigmentation some methods are more effective than others and a combination of treatments can be used to remove these marks. 

As a facilaist and industry educator in mesotherapy I have extensive knowledge of the condition and the ability to combine techniques and technologies to achieve optimal results.

Contact Jody at Skin Deep to book your consultation.

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