Skin Spotlight – Hyperpigmented Skin

  • Dark patches,
  • Patches of brown or black,
  • Discolouration after inflammation or injury,
  • Areas of skin that turn darker after sun exposure,
  • Melasma,
  • Age spots or liver spots.

Hyperpigmentation is any patch of skin that appears darker than the rest of the skin. Hyperpigmentation occurs when the skin produces too much melanin – the pigment responsible for the colour of our skin, hair and eyes. The biggest risk factors are UV/ Sun exposure, trauma and inflammation.

Do you want…

  • To feel confident in your skin,
  • Reduce pigmentation,
  • To look fresh-faced,
  • Have an even skin tone and colour
  • Able to use skincare without fear
  • Lighten or fade dark patches,
  • Safe & effective treatments,
  • Prevent further pigmentation.

Having skin confidence is feeling comfortable and content about your skin’s appearance. It involves having a positive relationship with your skin and feeling confident in its overall health, appearance, and condition It’s not about having perfect skin, but also accepting and embracing your skin’s imperfections while taking care of it. Skin confidence also involves adopting a positive mindset towards your body and skin. It can be achieved through a combination of self-care practices, such as skincare routines, healthy lifestyle habits, support from your skin specialist and positive self-talk.

Causes of Hyperpigmentation

There are many factors that can cause or contribute towards Hyperpigmentation such as –

  • UV exposure,
  • Sun damage/ over exposure,
  • Incorrect skincare products & treatments,
  • Hormonal changes,
  • Medication,
  • Imbalanced microbial barrier and skin barrier,
  • Stress,
  • Skin Trauma

The causes of hyperpigmentation can be complex, and sometimes multiple factors can contribute simultaneously, however we can control or reduce some of these factors. Understanding the underlying cause of hyperpigmentation can help guide appropriate treatment, homecare and prevention.

Hyperpigmented skin can be classified as a skin that presents with uneven skin colour and the development is influenced by internal and external factors, one of the most harmful being UV radiation exposure. This results in an overproduction of melanin as a defence mechanism.

How to treat Hyperpigmented skin

The first step is to assess the skin and any current skincare used with a thorough skincare consultation and skin analysis. During this time we will discuss the past, present, and future of your skin. A skincare consultation is an essential step towards achieving your skin goals. It allows me as a skincare professional to assess your skin’s condition and recommend the best route to take with skincare products and professional treatments.

Why a skin consultation is important:

  1. Identifies skin concerns: A skin consultation can help identify specific skin concerns that you may not be aware of, such as hyperpigmentation, scarring or dehydration.
  2. Personalised recommendations: Everyone’s skin is different, and a skin consultation allows a me to tailor recommendations to your unique skin type and concerns. I can then recommend the right products and treatments that work for your skin, ensuring optimal results.
  3. Prevents damage: Using the wrong products or treatments can cause damage to the skin. A skin consultation can help prevent this by ensuring that you are using products and treatments that are suitable for your skin type and concerns.
  4. Maximises results: A skin consultation can help you get the most out of your skincare routine by providing personalised recommendations that are tailored to your skin’s needs. This can lead to better results and healthier, more radiant-looking skin.

In summary, a skin consultation is important for identifying skin concerns, receiving personalised skincare recommendations, preventing damage, and maximising results. By consulting with a skincare professional, you can ensure that you are taking the best possible care of your skin and achieving your skincare goals.

How to treat Hyperpigmented skin – Treatments & Homecare

Your homecare and treatment recommendations will depend on the outcome of your consultation and the severity of your Hyperpigmentation.

One of the ways your journey may begin is with a Starter Kit, this kit contains everything you need to begin with in six handy travel sizes designed to last 4-6weeks.

Depending on the size or severity of your hyperpigmentation you may be able to use just one product to target a specific area.

Homecare is the most important step as this equates to 50% of your skin’s rejuvenation, the additional 50% comes from professional treatments. Your treatment plan will be completely bespoke to you, factoring in both your time and financial commitment. By taking up one of my skincare programmes everything is included and you will receive whatever treatments are needed to get you to your end goal.

The type, frequency and number of treatments will vary for everyone, as everyone’s skin and goals are different. But generally you will work your way through a number of different facial treatments, each one being tailored to your skin’s needs along the way.

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