While the warmer months are known to bring on an increase in pigmentation, facial discolouration is one of those irritating issues that can occur all year round. Fortunately, at La Peau we have treatments that can help minimise stubborn dark spots and give your skin back its glow. Throughout this blog, we will discuss types of facials, products and treatments that will tackle pigmentation, keep on reading…
Pigmentation, or hyperpigmentation, is the darkening of the skin in localised patches. A number of factors can trigger an increase in melanin production, but the main ones are sun exposure, hormonal influences, age and skin injuries or inflammation.
Skin peels are a procedure used to diminish imperfections by gently exfoliating the Stratum Corneum (the outer layer of the skin) peeling away dead cells and rejuvenating the skin. They are designed to minimize the appearance of surface lines, smooth out rough skin texture, aid in clearing acne, and help fade hyperpigmentation. You will only feel a mild tingling sensation when the solution is applied. Peels are great because there is no anaesthesia or sedation required. When treatment is finished you can resume normal activities.
ClairDerm Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, gentle process of using corundum crystals accelerated onto the skin’s surface to abrade layers of dead and damaged skin cells. On completion of the abrasive process, a vacuum suction whisks away the crystals and the unwanted abraded skin particles leaving your skin smoother, brighter, firmer and with a course of procedures, blemish-free. You will see an immediate visible result of youthful brilliance and a great improvement of dull and stressed looking skin.
We offer Cynosure Aesthetic laser & IPL removal, this erases the effects of sun damage and skin blemishes with Laser or IPL technology which can remove pigmentation and damage caused by the sun and is also the perfect treatment for fading or removing freckles.
Suitable for dark or light skin the technique emits a specific wavelength that is absorbed by the pigment, permanently removing it.
Skin needling or CIT is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns or other abrasions. Skin needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro-injuries that trigger new collagen synthesis yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The result is smoother, firmer, and younger-looking skin. Results can be quite spectacular. We recommend a minimum course of 3 skin needling treatments, at 2-week intervals to achieve optimum results. During our CIT treatments, we also infuse ampoules to help target pigmentation.
Mesoprotech Melan 130 pigment control by Mesoestetic
For those battling the daily war against pigmentation, this product is perfect for protecting your skin against further damage, as well as including ingredients to prevent the appearance of future sunspots and visible signs of premature ageing. It Contains a collagen pro shield – rich in antioxidant protection to neutralise free radicals produced by UVA, UVB, visible light and infrared radiation. Plus, protects the skin’s collagen fibres.
OXY-R Peptides by Medik8
Medik8’s targeted solution to hyperpigmentation. The hydrating formula is suitable for all skin types and tones, including sensitive skins. Designed to improve the appearance of visible age spots, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tones and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from blemishes. The appearance of dark spots are visibly faded after just 4 weeks.
Infinity Powder by Vita-Sol
We recommend Infinity from VITA SOL. It is a blend of Vitamin C, antioxidants, and polyphenol-rich prebiotics. Suitable for sun-damaged, weakened capillaries, pigmented and ageing skin.
So, when it comes to pigmentation there’s clearly no one size fits all treatment for a more even skin tone. However, if it’s something that concerns you there are multiple options available. Contact us!