What treatments do I recommend for your hyperpigmentation?
To begin your clear skin journey, I will see you for an in-depth consultation where we will discuss your skin issues and I will take a deeper look at your skin using My Observ Skin Analysis machine.
Observe skin analysis is a diagnostic imaging device that visualises your total skin condition, including the underlying “invisible” layers, skin structure and patterns. I use this machine in the clinic so I can identify the severity of the pigmentation. We can see how deep it is and with 6 weekly follow-ups we can monitor the progress and, if necessary, make changes to your treatment plan.
Chemical Peels are a safe and effective treatment which help to reduce hyperpigmentation if they are carried out by a well-trained practitioner.
Chemical peels are made up of one or more acids, different acids that are more appropriate for different skin conditions and different skin types. They act as an exfoliator and work by gently removing the very top layers of skin that can appear dull and darkened.
As hyperpigmentation can vary in severity. Chemical peels can be tailormade so that the depths the acids will travel through the layers of skin can be controlled.
These are the peels I would recommend in my clinic for you if you had issues with hyperpigmentation:
Obagi Blue Peel Radiance is quick, superficial salicylic acid-based facial peel that exfoliates and helps improve overall complexion. It provides tighter, smoother, brighter-looking skin after just 1 use. A series of 4 – 6 peels provide the best results.
The WOW Brightening peel combines powerful acids with excellent brightening properties to improve an uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation and dullness creating a perfectly flawless complexion
BioRePeel is an innovative peel treatment, using patented 2-phase technology. This provides a bio-stimulating, revitalising, and peel-like effect. The combination of these components results in a mild exfoliation, stimulating the biosynthetic process, restoring the structure of the skin. This process decreases damage from UV light, pigmentation and acne scars and effectively preventing the ageing of skin.
A one-off chemical peel treatments will help your skin to look and feel refreshed, but a course of 3 to 6 treatments will be required for more dramatic and sustained improvements, or for darker or deeper pigmentation.
The Obagi Blue Peel® is a professional applied medium strength TCA (trichloroacetic acid) chemical peel treatment that treats down to the dermis (the deeper layer of your skin). If you want healthier, younger-looking skin, the Blue Peel is highly effective for: wrinkles uneven pigmentation tightening sun damage blemishes acne scars.
The Obagi Blue Peel® is the strongest and deepest chemical peel I offer. This peel requires you to prepare your skin with specific products for up to 24 weeks prior to having the peel. Following the peel, your skin will literally peel off to reveal brand new clear skin.
Skin Needling is a treatment that uses a device that makes micro-punctures in the skin. When using this modality to treat hyperpigmentation the micro-punctures are used to break down the darkened patches and increase cell turnover.
In my clinic, I use different devices for skin needling treatments. My DermaPro pen is moved across the treatment area in circular motions and automatically drives the needles in and out of the skin.
The Wow Fusion devise is a manual device that is used in a stamping motion. It has a glass vile attached, which is filled with bespoke serums. For pigmentation, I would use White serum as one of the ingredients. The white serum is packed with ingredients that inhibit melanin expression and brightens and lightens the skin.
When the Wow Fusion device is stamped onto the skin the needles are designed to deliver the serum into the dermis. Combining skin needling, using either device, with whitening/lightening products can accelerate the results.
BioReNeedling is a skin needling treatment that combines the power of the BioRePeel with the effects of skin needling, this treatment is a real double whammy for hyperpigmentation!
LED light therapy is the least invasive way of treating your hyperpigmentation and I would recommend using this as an add-on to any of the above treatments to boost the effects.
If you are really looking to achieve the very best and sustained results when tackling your pigmentation issues, check out my next blog, Tackling and preventing hyperpigmentation: At home products
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