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The reason behind uneven complexion… and what to do about it!

21 Sep 2018

When it comes to skin, the signs of ageing can start appearing sooner than you might think. You may not have deep frown lines or crow’s feet just yet, but uneven skin tone is one of the major signs of ageing. Yes, those big, uneven brown patches that can develop on your face and other parts of your body are actually a sign of ageing.

What are these uneven blotches and what should you do about them? Read on to find out more…

The problem of pigmentation

Sun spots, dark spots, age spots, melasma: there are many names that are associated with these signs of ageing but they all fall under the heading of pigmentation.

So what is pigmentation and what causes it? Essentially, pigmentation is caused by sun exposure. UVA rays penetrate deep into your skin, stimulating cells to produce a pigment called Melanin. Melanin is responsible for the glorious tan you picked up during your summer holiday, but it also results in those unwanted,uneven dark patches.

It’s also interesting to note that pigmentation can sometimes take 10 to 20 years to develop – so sun spots that have recently become visible may have actually been caused when you were much younger!

For our female beauty seekers, you may be interested to know that pregnancy or the contraceptive pill can also trigger melasma, which are dark, irregular hyperpigmented areas. This is caused by altered hormone levels. If you have dark patchy spots on your upper lip or forehead, this may well be the cause.

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How should I deal with my pigmentation?

It’s obviously important to be responsible when it comes to your skincare. Pigmentation is something that we should take very seriously – including a sunscreen step in your morning routine can help protect your skin on into the future.

However, when it comes to tackling pigmentation today, our wonderful Skin Lounge & Clinic can really benefit you! We have a number of treatments available that will really make a difference and the great news is that the colder months of the year are the best time to treat pigmentation.

We offer several treatment options to treat pigmentation including lasers, peels and products. Our technologically advanced Spectra XT laser specialises in pigmentation treatment and is highly effective at rejuvenating skin and reducing the appearance of sun spots and age spots, as well as scars and wrinkles. Pigmentation can also be treated with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). During our free consultation we will determine which laser treatment (or a combination of both) is best for you! Our treatments are quick and effective with no downtime and they produce long-lasting results.

One of the best things about the Spectra XT laser is that it is the only FDA device officially approved to treat melasma. That’s right – your solution to pigmentation can be found at Alchemist! There are various specialist Spectra XT laser wavelengths that we can use depending on the pigment – we can also treat darker skin types.

If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen us talk about our Laser Toning treatment – it’s these treatments that will really help tackle the pigmentation causing your uneven complexion.

Take advantage of our very special offer this LASER SEASON

We achieve great results for our clients, bringing a more even complexion and a smile back to their faces. If you’re suffering from pigmentation, please get in touch.

The colder months are definitely the best time to take advantage of laser treatments as your skin is exposed to less intense sunlight. From September on into the winter we are in laser season!

So, you want to deal with your pigmentation? What’s going to be the best treatment for you this laser season? We always offer a free consultation so we can determine the perfect treatment for you and your skin. We want you to feel comfortable and at home at our Skin Lounge & Clinic so you can make the best decisions for you.

To treat your pigmentation you may need as little as three sessions, but more may be required to be effective. It all depends on your skin type and the condition that it is in. Now really is the right time to give your skin the attention it deserves. As a result, we’re offering a special discount on our laser treatments.

For a limited time, you can get 15% off your first course of laser treatments – find out more and claim your discount here.

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