SKIN CONDITIONS & SKIN TYPES
What is Pigmentation/ Sun-damage?
Pigmentation is the colouring of the skin, hair, mucous membranes and retina of the eye. Pigmentation is due to the disposition of Melanin, which is colouring matter. The melanin is produced be specialised cells called Melnocytes. Other pigmented terms include Hyperpigmentation (too much pigment), Hypopigmentation or Underpigmentation (too little pigment), and Depigmentation (loss of pigment).
What causes Pigmentation/ Sun-damage?
People with darker Asian, Mediterranean, or African skin tones are also more prone to hyperpigmentation, especially if they have excess sun exposure. Many forms of Pigmentation are caused by an excess production of melanin. Pigmentation can be diffuse or focal, affecting the face and the back of the hands.
Melanin is produced by melanocytes at the lower layer of the epidermis. Melanin is a class of pigment responsible for producing color in the body in places such as the eyes, skin, and hair. As the body ages, melanocyte distribution becomes less diffuse and its regulation less controlled by the body. UV light stimulates melanocyte activity, and where concentrations of the cells are denser than surrounding areas, Pigmentation is affected.
What are treatment options for Pigmentation/ Sun-damage?
Pigmentation can be treated with an array of different treatments, to minimise and diminish the intencity and darkness of the area. A combination of regular treatments, para-medical home care products and elimination of the UV rays commonly grants the best results.
This Pigmentation Corrective Therapy treatment helps reduce the appearance of excessive melanin production and helps even out skin tones and texture along with leaving the skin rehydrated.
Skin & Photo-Rejuvenation using Intense Pulsed Light is a non invasive treatment that treats the skin damage without disruption of the skin's surface, with absolutely no 'Down Time'.
Chemical peeling and manual dermabrasion are the traditional techniques for the treatment of a range of skin abnormalities. We are all aware of the restrictions and difficulties associated with these procedures; they can be painful and rapid retreatment is not always possible. "Ultrapeel" therapy is not painful and does not require pre-treatment or topical anaesthsia. The real benefit is that after treatment, you are able to leave the clinic with a "clean and fresh" sparkling tone, due to regeneration of the epidermal cell structure.
Photo-Pumpkin Enzyme Therapy is not as sharp or intrusive as Glycolic can be to some skins. This therapy has the richest source of Beta-Carotene and contains a full complement of Vitamin A derivatives that decreases the oxidative and free radical stress associated with other chemical peels.
Enzymes are complete proteins capable of accelerating chemical changes in cells, they free the epidermis from dead cells and deposits, they are also able to penetrate into the follicles to digest everything in its path. The intensity of the peeling depends on how long it remains on the skin.
Glycolic Polymer Peels help to rid the skin if any dead skin cells which have accumilated over time, through means of pollution & sun damage. The peel aids in regenerating new cells and leave the skin smooth and rebalanced.
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