London: Skin pigmentation occurs when dark spots appear on the body, often on the face, neck, and décolletage. Dr. Jones said that for many people it can be a result of excessive UV exposure or imbalanced hormones. An expert has revealed how you can easily heal a variety of skin concerns.
Australian cosmetic physician Dr. Phoebe Jones said thanks to technological advances and scientific research we now know how to treat skincare conditions like rosacea and pigmentation. ‘The even better news is that we are seeing the way in which treatments at home and at the clinic can complement each other for optimal results in addressing some of the most common skincare problems affecting Australians,’ she said.
Pigmentation and Melasma Causes and Cure
Dr. Phoebe Jones has shared expert tips for treating six common skincare woes at home and at the clinic. ‘When it comes to pigmentation, there is no better form of protection than sunscreen,’ she said.
‘This requires a strict SPF application every single day, even if you spend most of the day in the office.’ She said that reapplying at lunchtime is key and recommends over the counter ingredients that brighten, such as niacinamide, kojic acid, licorice root extract, retinol, and 2 percent hydroquinone.
‘Diagnosis is important to determine what treatment plan is suitable,’ she said. Pigmentation as a result of sun damage compared to pigmentation due to melasma needs to be treated accordingly as one course of action can be more aggressive than the other.
‘For gradual improvement, I recommend laser facials for both conditions,’ Dr. Jones said. ‘Alternatively, for more rapid improvement of the sun-damaged skin, I recommend some more intense treatments to resurface the skin, such as with a C02 laser, and other lasers that can specifically target sunspots.’