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Uneven Skin Tone

Uneven Skin Tone
Uneven skin tone may be problematic for those who would prefer to be make-up free. Uneven skin tone can appear as discolouration or textured skin from pores or scarring.

Treatments for Uneven Skin Tone

Uneven skin tone is caused by hyperpigmentation or hypo-pigmentation from UV damage or hormonal changes from birth control, pregnancy or menopause. Overactive melanocytes increase pigmentation and can be controlled with peels and at home protocols.

Uneven skin tone can also be caused by texture from scarring or enlarged pores. The texture can attract shadows from light to emphasise these factors and impact and even skin tone.

Lasers can treat more superficial pigmentation by resurfacing the skin to reveal new, healthy and even skin tone. Resurfacing treatments such as peels and the Youlase laser can restore a smooth texture to the skin and accelerate skin cell turnover to diminish the appearance of darkened pigment.

Your aesthetician will help you to determine the best treatment to restore an even skin tone after thoroughly assessing your unique skin.

SYMPTOMS of Uneven Skin Tone

Uneven skintone can present as irregularities in texture (such as open pores, congestions, dry or damaged skin and scarring), pigmentation (dark and patchy in some areas and lighter in others) and veins (thread veins and rosacea). This can be worsened by poor quality skin health.


CAUSES of Uneven Skin Tone

  • exposure to the sun (UV damage which can cause excess melanin production)
  • exposure to free radicals (pollution and smoking)
  • diet and lifestyle
  • genetic predisposition and hormonal imbalance
  • the contraceptive pill can be responsible for triggering overproduction of melanin and melasma
  • acne scarring and enlarged pores can also cause the appearance of an uneven skintone.

Prevention of Uneven Skin Tone

Uneven skintone can be prevented with the following tips: Apply sun protection (SPF50) daily, avoid extreme temperatures - excessive hot and cold and exposure to free radicals. Avoid picking or squeezing spots to prevent acne scarring, use an exfoliating solution to control oil production to prevent the enlargement of pores.

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