Melasma is most prevalent among women. It is most commonly found in women who are pregnant, using the contraceptive pill, or receiving hormone replacement therapy. Melasma is believed to be caused by over activation of melanocytes by the female sex hormones; estrogen and progesterone. This activation subsequently causes an increase in melanin production when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Melasma will develop gradually and is most commonly found on the cheek, nose, lips, and forehead.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation results from increased melanin production due to an inflammatory response. Inflammation is caused when trauma occurs at the epidermal layers of the skin, and can be due to a number of reasons including picking spots, after a spot has gone down it can leave a pigmented lesion, after a flare up of dermatitis, after a skin injury, infections or an allergic reactions.
Liver Spots/Age Spots
Liver spots, also known as solar lentigos, are a form of skin pigmentation most associated with ageing and exposure to UV light. This is most common in people over the age of 40, as our skin begins to lose its ability to repair damage caused by sun/UV exposure. Liver spots are most commonly found on areas of skin most exposed to the sun – hands, arms, face and back, and are characterised by uneven patches of light brown to black skin pigment.
Treatments For Skin Pigmentation
The treatment of uneven skin pigmentation will be dependent on a host of factors including the type of pigmentation, cause of the pigmentation, at Face It offers a range of treatments, which are all effective methods to treat different types of skin pigmentation. Please do note the best time of year to treat pigmentation skins is in the Winter (September –April ) months as you are fighting a hard battle in the Summer months
Each of our Skin Specialists at Face It are trained to provide the best advice and treatments to help you achieve an even skin complexion. If you would like to organise a consultation with one of our experienced staff, please call us on 020 83401770
For many years the medical world dismissed that certain foods you eat can cause problems with your skin. We see this all the time in our clinic that some foods can cause your spots to become worse or the foods that can be triggers in the fight with rosacea.
In the last 5 years we have worked with a skin supplement called Accumax and we have found this to be one of the answers in giving the body the correct foods to deal with improving the signs of acne and rosacea. If you do suffer from Spots Problem skin or rosacea we can stress enough to you that these supplements work . Please do go to the Accumax site to see for yourself the benefits they can have on your skin
Over the years we have been educated to understand the negative effects certain foods can have on the flora system of our stomachs.
- Food intolerances are on the increase
- Irritable bowel affect 1in 5 of us
- We are aware of the benefits of probiotics to help the flora of our stomachs
- And no one will go out of their way to get an upset stomach .
- We are truly educated in the health of our gut
Unfortunately our perception of how we look after our skin’s health has not been updated for 30 years
Education in how we look after and treat our skin needs to change.
Environ LifeTime Achievement Award.
We were honoured to achieve this award for the recognition for our work and dedication in the Aesthetic Skin Industry. We have worked with Environ for 20 years and have Won the Environ Salon of the Year for 10 Consecutive Years
.The South African Skin Care that changed how we treated skins and the reason Face It is a successful skin clinic treating all types of skin conditions
We owe Dr Des Fernandes our passion our enthusiasm in the Skin as he gave us the Environ range that was the first cosmeceutical product on the market that changes the negative effects of premature aging on skins.
Independent Skin Study
We are working with dermaviduals skin care that are looking for people to help them with an independent research study on the effects of topical, emulsifier free, skin care on skins that are suffering from the following skin conditions.
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Dermaviduals – treating teenage blackheads
As you may already know Dermaviduals plays host to over 25 actives in its Prescriptive range that can be used alone or combined to provide truly bespoke treatment and targeting results. We asked two of our girls what their favourite active is for treating Acne and put them head to head. Continue reading
For Pre-teens & Teenagers With Problem Skins.
What is happening to my skin: Up until puberty your sebaceous gland in the skin has never produced sebum (a type of oil that protects the skin) when your hormones of puberty kick in so does the start of sebum. You will see an oiliness, black heads you may even get red spots that can turn in to white heads. Your skin may feel rough and lumpy .
At this stage the best thing to do is NOT PANIC. Go and tell a parent your skin is upsetting you and after reading this advice you will be clued up as to how to help it. Continue reading