Would you love to have a more flawless, youthful and glowing appearance? Read on to find out how to achieve the skin you desire AND prevent further damage with my hyperpigmentation treatments and products.
Do you have darker patches of pigment that you’d like to get rid of? Perhaps you have sun damage, freckles or age spots that you’d like to improve the appearance of, to achieve a more flawless complexion. Hyperpigmentation can affect any area of your skin, but is more common on the face, chest and hands.
What is hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is caused by an increase in melanin. Melanin is the natural pigment that is present in our skin that is responsible for our giving our skin, hair and eyes their colour.
There are a number of factors that can trigger an increase in melanin production. The main ones are sun exposure, hormonal influences, age and skin injuries or inflammation.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it is influenced by both internal and external factors. You may have found that as you mature, you notice areas of pigmentation developing. This is often as a result of long term sun exposure and changes to your hormones. If you have an olive or darker skin tone, you may also notice that you develop areas of pigmentation around the wound site as you are healing.
You may also have experienced hyperpigmentation after trauma to your skin. This is where darker patches form around the injury site and is very common with acne scarring, but can also happen after surgery or injury.
Hyperpigmentation Treatment - IPL and Laser
Have you been searching for the best hyperpigmentation treatments? Then look no further. Lynton 3Juve laser, it is one of the most effective and safe lasers available in the industry. I love Lynton for their incredibly high standards and results, which come from over 25 years being the industry leader. They our so good that our own NHS use their lasers in clinical practice.
Both IPL (intense pulsed light) and Laser treatments provide a very effective way to treat many forms of hyperpigmentation. IPL is effective at treating age spots, freckles and sun damage. Light is released in short pulses that are readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found
within your pigmented areas on your skin. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and causes the destruction of
the melanin-rich cells. So like magic, they are broken down.
Laser treatments are an ablative treatment, causing micro thermal trauma to the surface of your skin, triggering natural healing responses in the dermal (deeper layers) of your skin. Laser treatments help to stimulate fresh skin cells, which renew to replace to damaged cells on the surface. Laser can leave you with a fresher, more flawless appearance. Often laser treatments can follow IPL hyperpigmentation treatments, as they help to create an even more glowing and youthful appearance.
Prior to having IPL and laser treatment, you will need to have a consultation and patch test. You will need between 3-4 sessions, which are carried out 4-6 weeks apart (this is an average, some clients need less and some need more).
Chemical Skin Peels
Chemical Skin Peels can be the perfect treatment for hyperpigmentation, particularly when it comes to conditions such as melasma and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Both of these conditions are not suitable for treatment with more aggressive modalities, such as IPL laser, but they are suitable for chemical skin peels.
Mandelic acid based peels are a fantastic choice for treating hyperpigmentation, and combining these treatments with targeted skincare can produce great results.
Please book a consultation so that I can carry out a full skin assessment. We can then discuss your treatment options from there.
LED Light Therapy Treatments
Hyperpigmentation treatments can also include LED Light Therapy. In my opinion this is an underrated and highly effective treatment.
LED Light Therapy involves different wavelengths that penetrate the skin and have an effect at a cellular level. This is much deeper than any products can go. The LED wavelengths accelerate wound healing, boost collagen, even out skin tone and reduce inflammation in the skin. Green light therapy can help prevent hyperpigmentation by decreasing inflammation in the skin.
It might look like I am shouting ‘SUNSCREEN’ at you from my large bold type. And that is because I AM!
Did you know that 90% of external ageing to the skin is caused by the sun? It’s the fastest way to age your skin prematurely, causing not only hyperpigmentation, but pretty much every ageing sign you can think of.
Please invest in a minimum SPF30 broad spectrum, with a 4/5 star rating. Please use it all year round, not just in the summer. You will thank me for it in the long run, I promise.
Hyperpigmentation treatments will be a waste of your money if you aren’t prepared to protect your skin going forward. Whilst a treatment may treat an existing lesion, further ones may develop through sun damage and ageing, if you don’t protect your skin. Sorry, lecture over!
Products & Supplements
Hyperpigmentation treatment doesn’t just rest on the treatments that you have to remove or reduce it. We’ll need to discuss a long term plan to reduce any pigmentation developing in the future.
As I mentioned above, sunscreen is the most powerful preventative you can use. However, you can also reduce your risk of developing further hyperpigmentation through a simple skin care routine and in some cases, anti-inflammatory supplements. This is something we will discuss in detail, as I have a holistic approach to treating your skin, by combining my ‘inside out and outside in’ approach.
Your skin is unique to you, so there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ approach, we will work together to find a simple and sustainable treatment program that will help you achieve your desired results.
How can I help you?
I have been passionate about skin (read ‘obsessed’) for the best part of a decade. Whilst I love products & treatments, I know that there is a lot more to beautiful skin than these alone.
As a qualified Nutritional Therapist, I know that what you put into your body is equally as powerful and effective as what you put onto your skin.
I have also personally experienced many skin challenges during my stressful corporate career and in more recent years, hormone related skin issues. So I have experienced first hand the effects of stress, insomnia, poor nutrition and hormone imbalances – and it’s not fun is it!
My goal is to help you to manage your skin, improve your well-being and energy levels, plus learn how to look after your skin for the long term, in a simple, sustainable way – with that little bit of luxury that we all deserve!
I know that sometimes the thought of making changes to our routines and lifestyle can be daunting, but I promise you there’s nothing radical here, it’s about helping you to create small, incremental changes for the long term. I have nearly 15 years experience as a coach, helping individuals to achieve their goals, so rest assured I will be there to help you through your transformation.
Are you ready to commit to your best skin ever?
Some frequently asked questions
Light is released in short pulses that are readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within pigmented lesions. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and causes the destruction of the melanin-rich cells.
The light applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. With Q-Switched Laser treatments due to the power of the Laser energy delivered into the skin, a small amount of pinpoint bleeding may occur during the treatment, and a
dressing may be applied after the treatment to protect the skin while it heals. During treatment protective eye wear will be provided.
Most people are suitable for treatment except for very dark skinned or tanned individuals. However, large, dark, mottled or raised pigmentation cannot be treated and may need to be checked by a dermatologist. Large, dark moles should not be treated, nor should lesions covering a large part of the body. The pigmented marks that respond the best are superficial lesions such as those caused by sun damage (sun spots) and freckles.
The treated area may feel warm and sensitive for the first few days post treatment. The lesions may darken and may
appear more obvious before they fade and ‘flake’ away. Sometimes an initial whitening of the area is seen which quickly fades and the pigment gradually fades over the following few weeks.
The skin that surrounds the pigmented lesion may become red immediately after treatment. Most people experience no other side effects and the redness usually disappears within hours to a few days. Very rarely a small blister may form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.
The number of treatments will depend on the type and size of the pigmented lesion but typically 1 to 3 sessions are required at 4 to 6 week intervals.
LED Light Therapy is suitable for almost everyone, with the exception of pregnancy, breast feeding and cancer treatments. There is zero downtime from LED Light Therapy treatments and no known side effects.