Pigmentation Uneven Skin Tone

Pigmentation Uneven skin tone (or more specifically Hyperpigmentation) refers to changes in the skin’s colour due to the overproduction of melanin (skin-protecting dark pigment) by melanocytes (pigment-producing cells). It commonly appears on the face, neck, shoulders, décolletage and the hands giving skin an uneven tone.  In cases of post inflammatory Hypo pigmentation (loss of pigmentation) patches of skin appears lighter after it has been through a trauma, injury,  burn or an infection and gives the skin an uneven tone complexion. Pigmentation affects all skin types and conditions, not just people with fair complexions but those with dark complexions as well.

Appropriate amounts of cellular melanin production is nature’s protective shield that prevents skin cells from UV damage. Abnormal or excess melanin production occurs when melanocyte cells become damaged due to frequent and prolonged sun and UV exposure or tanning beds, which can aggravate not only pigmentation issues but also accelerate the ageing process while causing cell mutations.

Other contributory factors include genetics, diet and nutrition, lifestyle, hormones, medications, genetics, environmental factors, pregnancy, injury/trauma and cellular age.

Three types of pigmentation:

  • Epidermal (superficial) – Known as Post-Inflammatory Hyper Pigmentation (PIHP), and usually close to the skin’s surface. A result of skin inflammation due to acne, injury/trauma, freckles and UV-induced age spots.
  • Dermal (deep) – Includes ‘Hori’s nevus’ and ‘nevus of Ota’, which are usually found in the deeper dermal layers. A result of possible inflammatory, hormonal and UV/sun stimulation.
  • Mixed Epidermal/Dermal – Found in both the epidermis and the dermis. Melasma and  Chloasma is hormonal-induced and exacerbates during pregnancy and with use of oral contraceptives.

Each pigmentation type is treated with various treatment options as well as individual preference and caution. Depending on individual skin type and condition, pigmentation can be greatly reduced and in some cases may be eliminated. This will be assessed in your initial in-depth skin consultation which will address your areas of concern with an appropriate treatment plan to achieve the best outcome.

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Renajo Skin Clinic follows a unique Three Step holistic approach:

  • Step 1 – We invest significant time in your initial skin consultation to listen and fully understand your skin concerns, identify the contributing factors, your needs and goals.
  • Step 2 – Next is an in-depth diagnostic assessment of your skin at the deeper levels which will reveal its true condition and health, and expose any hidden issues before they come to the surface.
  • Step 3 – We present you with honest feedback, a range of appropriate treatment options, prescriptive skincare specific to your skin’s needs, and explain the results you can expect. We also guide you on improving and maintaining your results through diet and nutrition.

On their own, all of our treatments deliver effective results. When combined in a complementary multi-treatment program (Super-Charged Combination Therapy), they work at different levels within your skin to deliver visibly superior, more effective, targeted and longer-lasting results.

All treatments are performed by a fully-qualified and paramedically-trained skin clinician who will customise a treatment plan to suit your needs. See Testimonials for what others have to say about Renajo.

To transform your skin, contact us today on (03) 9801 4248.

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