Pigmentation and Photo – Aging

Living near the beach is one of our favourite things in life and we wouldn’t want it any other way. However  even if we use high quality sun screen and cover up, beach life means we generally get a little more sun than we should! Although pigmentation is caused by many reasons like hormonal changes etc, one of the main reasons for premature ageing of the skin is sun exposure! Pigmentation and age spots can leave us with an uneven skin tone that adds to the premature signs of ageing which we’d like to address.

We can help reduce photo – ageing, pigmentation, sun damage, rosacea, capillaries and uneven skin tone with a variety of treatments. Microdermabrasions, Cosmedix Peels, and Laser Therapy all toward reducing the signs of photo – ageing. On a more scientific level, treating pigmented lesions with our laser therapy  involve the lesions which are selectively pre-heated using IPL. Following that, the pre-heated melanin – which has lower impedance – attracts RF for further heating. The melanin is then broken into smaller particles – melanosomes and melanin-containing cells – called melanocytes, which are then destroyed.

Regardless of what we can do in clinic your best defence against photo – ageing is to slip, slop, slap with quality products and limit your exposure to the sun wherever possible. Even in the car to protect your hands from premature ageing!

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