Pigmentation

Skin pigmentation issues and dramatic changes in the skin’s appearance are caused by a number of factors – not just the sun. One must also consider the pollutants in the air that we come into contact with every day. For example, nicotine, dust, pollen, chemical sprays, and other adverse elements can pose a tremendous risk to the skin’s natural balance.

Yes, the sun can cause freckles, age spots, and other skin damage, but there are professional measures that can be taken to minimise these risks and even correct these issues too. While years of tanning can lead to progressive fine lines and wrinkles, along with pigmentation issues, treatment options are available.

Recommended Treatments for Skin Pigmentation Concerns

At Victorian Cosmetic Dermal Clinics, a thorough skin analysis is carried out in order to determine a treatment recommendation. For the most part, this is determined based on whether the pigmentation issues are dermal or epidermal. Very rarely does this go beyond the dermal layer and into the subcutaneous layer of skin and tissue.

If the issue lies in the epidermis then it is possible that chemical peels and microdermabrasion might provide some immediate results. However, if the issue goes deeper than this (into the second layer of skin which is the dermis) laser therapy is often the preferred treatment option.

Melanocytes
Illustration from Anatomy & Physiology, OpenStax.

The Main Causes of Skin Pigment Changes

As previously mentioned, there are numerous causes of skin colouration issues. Some of these can be genetic, but the most common culprits for changes in the skin’s tone and overall color are:

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Genetics
  • Sun exposure
  • General ageing
  • Environmental changes
  • Some form of trauma

Depending upon what the cause of the pigmentation or hyperpigmentation might be, there are multiple options at Victorian Cosmetic Dermal Clinics to help you restore your youthful glow.

Preferred Treatment Options for Pigmentation Concerns

There are several options that an individual can choose for pigmentation concerns. Photo rejuvenation is a less invasive therapy, although for more acute concerns, you may opt for chemical peels and skin needling. The choices you go with are dependent on the extent of your pigmentation issues. Chemical peels are often the more popular choice and achieve the desired results for most patients.

What a Chemical Peel Can Do For You

There are several different chemical peels that might provide some improvements in your overall skin tone. These are great for rejuvenating the dermis and epidermis, and providing needed moisture to the skin cells. They are well known among beauty professionals for bringing a balance in skin tone and achieving that ‘perfect’ complexion.

If you’d like to find out what choices might be possible for you with regard to skin tone and pigmentation issues contact us today.

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