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Pigmentation is caused by UV exposure, genetics or hormonal changes; resulting in uneven skin tone and unwanted darker patches of skin. It is a harmless condition but is difficult to manage with cosmetics alone.

Treatments for Pigmentation

Pigmentation, sometimes referred to as hyperpigmentation increases over time and appears as moles, freckles, melasma or patches of darker skin. It simply means that the skin is appearing darker than it should normally be. It may occur anywhere on the body but is more prominent in areas that are more exposed to the sun such as the face, hands, arms and neck. When instances of pigmentation stand out against your normal skin tone, people can become concerned.

Pigmentation can be caused by a variety of things; genetics, hormone levels and sun exposure to name a few. The most common courses are skin inflammation and sun exposure. Here, the skin produces extra melanin due to increased UV exposure, thus darkening the skin.

Bodyvie’s treatments have been successful in aiding patients suffering from pigmentation issues for years. By resurfacing the skin with peels, tretinoin, and lasers, the pigmentation is worn down and its appearance is reduced. The application of SPF50 daily is vital to maintain results and prevent the further development of pigmentation.

SYMPTOMS of Pigmentation

  • Patches of darker skin
  • A cluster of freckles or a mask-like formation of darker skin

CAUSES of Pigmentation

  • Scarring
  • Long-term UV exposure
  • Hormonal changes like pregnancy
  • Hormonal therapy
  • Folliculitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin inflammation
  • Rashes
  • Scars

Prevention of Pigmentation

In order to avoid pigmentation issues, minimise long-term sun exposure and practice the daily application of quality sunscreen. The most important anti-pigmentation step you can take is applying sunscreen with the strength of SPF50.

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