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Pigmentation

Small areas of discolouration to the skin refers to a condition known as Pigmentation.

Issues related to this concern are caused by a disruption to the production of Melanin – a natural product found in the skin that gives it its unique colour. Other causes of Pigmentation can include injury or trauma to the skin, and changes in hormone levels (with pregnancy and ageing being two examples), as well as areas that have been over exposed to the sun.

Affecting areas of the face and body such as the face, shoulders, neck, decolletage and hands, Pigmentation can appear as small or larger patches of lighter darker skin. Hyperpigmentation refers to the skin becoming darker in appearance, often developing as age spots or freckles, and occurs when too much Melanin is produced.

Whereas Hypopigmentation happens when too little Melanin is produced, causing the skin to go lighter. It is not uncommon for this type of Pigmentation to develop larger patches, and is more likely to be an inherited concern.

Although Pigmentation is often found to be harmless, it is always advisable to seek medical investigation as to the cause. As it can often be linked to the symptoms that emerge through ageing, men and women in their 30’s or 40’s are most likely to be affected.

If the condition has produced skin discolouration that is particularly visible, it may lead to feelings of embarrassment, finding ways to conceal the condition either through make-up or clothing.

At Mediface Aesthetics Pigmentation can be treated through the use of Obagi’s products that we have available. Obagi Blue Radiance peel is a skin rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment, effective on the face to create a more balanced appearance of the skin.

We also have Obagi Medical dermaplaning for use on the face and body, as well as a medical grade skincare range – useful to use at home and maintain the skin’s health.

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