THE LOW DOWN ON PIGMENTATION
The cells which are responsible for the colour of your skin can overproduce or underproduce skin pigment. This can lead to visible uneven skin colouring, which can be either darker or lighter than your normal complexion.
SUN SPOTSFreckles and darker spots of varying sizes that may merge together if not treated.
AGE SPOTSBrown spots found in areas frequently exposed to the sun. Age spots are either lighter (hypo) or darker (hyper) pigmentation.
POST-INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATIONThis is a response to injury of the skin and can be the result of an existing skin condition, burns, friction or aggressive clinical treatments like chemical peels, dermabrasion and laser treatment. This condition typically resolves with time and usually responds to topical products, though it will recur.
HOW TO TREAT HYPERPIGMENTATION?
Pigmentation can be suppressed or lifted out, depending on the type. Treatments include pigment suppressing products, chemical peels and laser therapy.
Ongoing care includes the use of spf 30 sun protection, occasional laser treatment top-ups and possible use of skin lighteners.