Pigmentation, Sun Damage, Age Spots

What is pigmentation?

Dark spots, age spots, sun spots, uneven skin tone – what is pigmentation?

We’re not talking about freckles, but bigger, uneven brown patches on not only the face, but hands, décolletage and shoulder areas. It’s these ageing dark spots of bother that is known as pigmentation, caused by sun exposure and specifically the UVA rays which penetrate deep into your skin and cause ageing.

UVA stimulates your pigment cells called Melanocytes to manufacture the pigment called Melanin. This is responsible for your tan and also your unwanted ‘dark patches’ These sun spots may take up to 10-20 years to develop, so if you notice some showing now it could have been caused when you were a child.

Using a good quality, physical barrier SPF (sun protection factor) can stop these forming and prevent further damage, but very often the damage is already done before we realise that we should have done something about it! Triggers of pigmentation in young women also include the contraceptive pill and pregnancy which alter hormone levels and this, coupled with sun exposure can result in patchy dark spots, often on the upper lip and forehead.

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Pigmentation can be very ageing, so this is a good treatment place to start for rejuvenated skin.

Pigmentation spots can often be treated in 1-3 sessions with the safe and effective use of IPL or Laser, with little or no ‘down-time’ Either as individual patch treatments, or as a whole face treatment to even out skin tone and generally reduce pigmentation.

We are all different and will respond to treatment in different ways, therefore we will help to plan your experience with us to ensure that you achieve the best possible results.

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We are all individuals and as such, the number of treatments and the results from treatments will vary from person to person. Similarly, due to the varying response of the individual, the down-time, recovery and the longer term results achieved following the treatment will differ from person to person. The information we provide you with is based on the extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide range of clients of differing age and gender.

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Arm pigmentation after 1 treatment

Head Pigmentation

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