When we’re young, we have a beautifully even pigmentation to all of our skin. The skin colour looks largely the same on our face, chest, body and hands. This is a subconscious signal of youth and vitality. As we age and especially when exposed to excessive UV rays, pigmentation starts to be come uneven and unattractive.
Depending on the volume of melanin in your skin and genetics, sun exposure can cause sun spots, also known as age spots, and uneven pigmentation on the face and body. Hormonal changes that accompany pregnancy and the menopause can also cause unsightly pigmentation on the face and body. All of these concerns can be reliably improved using a variety of medical interventions. Our first port of call us usually medical grade, prescription topical skin care. These are products that are not available over the counter or from your GP. The have strong active ingredients that will cause you to go through a reaction phase including noticeable redness and excessive skin peeling. This reaction phase is well worth it however because you will rapidly start to see evening of pigmentation and lightening of darker spots. These products do not work on vitiligo as that is a complete lack of pigmentation in certain patches. Also, these products do not lighten the skin – they only restore the skin to it’s natural, normal healthy tone.
Once a patient has been on the preparatory products for a sufficient length of time, the skin is more resilient and ready for more aggressive interventions such as medical needling, skin peels or mesotherapy. Medical needling causes a controlled repair response to the skin, helping restore a natural, even skin tone. Skin peels remove the outer layers of dermis showing the more evening pigmented skin underneath. Mesotherapy delivers a valuable cocktail of nutrients to the skin helping restore health and vitality. A bespoke treatment plan will be prepared for you at your free consultation for pigmentation concerns at botoncis.