Pigmentation Uneven Skin Tone

Causes and Treatment :

In Australia  the most common pigmentary presentations are:

  1. Melasma
  2. Sun-related Hyperpigmentation (DSH)

As your skin ages and is exposed to UVA & UVB rays, the rate at which new skin cells develop slows down. As a result, it develops visible signs of this ageing process; most commonly fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and discolouration. Exposure of the skin to environmental stresses is inevitable, as are the associated signs.

 
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Melasma

Melasma, also known as Chloasma ‘mask of pregnancy’ is a very common condition seen in women of child bearing age. this chronic condition once established is difficult to treat. Presenting as irregularly shaped but often distinctly defined blotches of light to dark brown pigmentation seen on upper nose, cheeks, chin, forehead and sometimes the neck as these areas are more exposed to the sun.

 

  • Causes include: Pregnancy
  • Oral contraceptive usage (hormone or UV trigger)
 

Treatment of Uneven Skin Tone!

The Obagi Nu-Derm® System is the number 1 physician dispensed skin care system. This transformational system works by penetrating the surface of the skin to transform the function of the skin cells at a cellular level, correcting the damage from within, reducing dark spots and revealing younger, healthier-looking skin.

Nu-Derm System is ideal for:
  • Age spots
  • Rough skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Laxity
  • Sallowness (yellowish complexion)
  • Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)
 
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The truth About Tanning!

When exposed to UVA rays the melanin in our skin activates pigment already present in the upper skin cells. It creates a tan that appears quickly but is also lost quickly.

UVB rays stimulate the production of new melanin, which leads to an increase in pigment within a few days.

Some UV radiation is essential to the body as it stimulates the production of Vitamin D. But there is no such thing as a healthy tan! A suntan may be cosmetically desirable, but in fact it is nothing but a sign that your skin has been damaged and has attempted to protect itself.