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30th May 2019
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Skin Pigmentation

So you have a question?

We have the answer…


What do you call the cells that give you the colour you see?

Melanin



Why do we have melanin?

Well it’s simple if we did not have melanin we all will look like geckos….. It’s the cells in our body that give every organ in our skin its colour. The skin is the biggest organ of the body. Really no jokes….. Our skins main function is protection and of Corse it hold everything inside, so we don’t walk around falling apart, and leaking blood and other fluids.



How does it protect us?

Well mainly it protects our skins from harm full uv lights.



But how?

So when we enter the sun our melanin immediately start to activate and that is why we turn into some sort of colour, the colour depend on the amount of uv light your skin comes into contact with, so 1 either you turn light brown which means your melanin becomes more densely packed for protection, 2 you turn bright red (you now burned your skin and the melanin was not strong enough to protect) 3 you are left with brown patch spots months after your sun tanning session.



Now why do I have pigmentation?

Now that’s number 3. Your skin either had a weak spot on the skin, got damaged from over exposer of uv rays or you were on some sort of medication that thinned the skin, like reaction or cortisone. This can also be from doing to many acid peels in a short period of time before you went into the sun. The melanin packed itself so densely that you now have to first build the skin (heal it) and in time your melanin will relax and become lighter in such an area.



None of these reasons seems familiar to me?


Well now we go down the list…..


  • I’m pregnant: this might be the hormone changes in your body that triggered the melanin production, in this case you will experience that you have a pattern of dark marks either on the fore head, cheeks and chin. This is called the butterfly mark (but not as pretty as a butterfly) you will have to wait it out… for about 9 months then you can distinguish if it will stay or disappear….. Please stay away from any sunbathing and apply a SPF every time you put your foot out the door. This will help to keep the melanin from increasing its protection ability and the spots won’t go any darker.
  • Hormone imbalance: consult your Gynaecologist then your Somatologist
  • Scaring on that specific area: consult your Somatologist
  • Excessive Acid peel: consult your Somatologist
  • Waxing: your therapist removed some skin with hair, and you went on a lovely summer vacation and the skin was not healed yet.

What treatments is recommended:


  • Derma Needling
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Light TCA peels
  • Products that concentrate on the treating of pigmentation

  • So girl this is just a guide line I am here for any assistance, treatments, consultations and I will gladly help you work out the perfect regime and will guide you all the way to your perfect completion.

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