The desire to have clear, glowing skin is what every client strives for. The most popular skin goal at the clinic is to obtain an even, bright complexion that is free of blemishes and hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation is the discolouration or abnormal darkening of the skin. It occurs in different areas, in small or large patches. Hyperpigmentation occurs when the skin produces excess pigment as a response to sun exposure, hormonal fluctuations or skin injury such as scars, burns or acne.
UV Induced Hyperpigmentation: The result of overexposure to the sun, tanning beds, fluorescent or ambient lighting. From constant exposure and no skin protection the result is small pigmentation spots seen all over the skin. Often these may not be seen at the surface but can be seen during your Visia Skin Analysis.
Hormone Induced Pigmentation: This is more common than you may think! Also known as Melasma, this type of pigmentation occurs due to fluctuations in hormones due to pregnancy, oral contraceptives, thyroid disfunction, menopause or other imbalances. This type of pigmentation often worsens in the summer when exposure to the sun is heightened. Many patients see this as large patches on the face, commonly found on the forehead, jawline, cheeks or upper lip.
Post-Inflammatory Induced Hyperpigmentation: This occurs after injury to the skin, such as a cut, burn or picking at those pimples!
Visit 8 West Clinic for a complimentary skin consultation which includes a Visia Skin Analysis! Learn about how to prevent pigmentation and allow our skin care experts to tailor a skin care regime just for you! Book your consultation today.