There is almost nothing better than relaxing in the warmth of the summer sun. It's also vitally important as we strive to optimise our levels of vitamin D. But unfortunately, even when we wear our sunscreen, it also tends to bring out our pigmentation. Often, we don't even realise the amount of exposure we've received from simply going for a walk or tending our summer garden.
Summer tan prevents some types of pigment treatments, so as we go into fall, it's a great time to start considering a programme to address visible brown spots from sun damage and melasma. There are many options available, and pigmentation can be addressed in almost any area of the face or body. You would be amazed at how an even complexion on face, hands and chest can give a person a more youthful appearance
We may recommend a physical exfoliation such as microdermabrasion (SilkPeel), an acid/enzyme based peel, or a light-based option such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) depending on the type and depth of the discoloration.All of these options are capable of achieving a great result with little to no downtime.
While most pigmentation is very straightforward, melasma is one type of pigmentation that does require very specific care. We have seen examples of melasma made worse by the application of overly aggressive laser settings. Experience and education are essential in correctly identifying and treating the specific type of pigmentation irregularity.
One thing is for sure, there is no better time than now to address your pigmentation concerns, and we would love to help!