Pigmentation in the skin has increase rapidly over the years and can lead to lack of confidence and increased use of make-up to cover the condition. Hyperpigmentation disorders range from genetic inherited disorders, to more cosmetic concerns.
As part of a detailed clinical assessment, we will use the Observ skin analysis to assess the condition and diagnose the cause and severity. Some of the most common types of pigmentation are Post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIH) arising from trauma/injury to the skin, melasma, photodamage, periorbital hyperpigmentation (often presents as under eye dark circles).
Hyperpigmentation is often seen with the onset of age and linked to chronic UV exposure over a period of time, and is often accompanied by rough, textured skin, and visible pores. Melasma is a common acquired and relapsing disorder of facial pigmentation. It is often seen as irregular symmetrical brown patches on the face and may affect the individual’s quality of life. It can be linked with sun exposure, a strong family history as well as exogenous hormones, but can fade post-partum.
There are a number of treatments that can have a positive effect on this concern from Katrina Tootell Skincare to LED Dermulax light.
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