With a classic olive complexion I use to have the perfect summer glow every year. Now with age, 3 pregnancies, acne and some obvious hormonal anomalies I suffer from age spots and hyper-pigmentation, annoying!
One of the most asked questions by my clients is “How do I get rid of these blotchy, dirty age spots on my skin?”
Unfortunately the answer to this question is not an easy one. And there is no quick fix. Sorry.
Hyper-pigmentation is caused by many different factors. High protein diet, vitamin deficiencies, hormonal fluctuations, sun exposure, drug & medicine side effects and genetic disposition are just some of the causes.
Generally with dedication and commitment to a clinic treatment course ( usually a combination of the following – IPL or ELOS, Emerge Fractional Laser, Clinical Skin Needling, Peels & LED) and pigment blocking skincare your can expect up to a 75% clearance of pigmentation. Without harsh and risky bleaching you will not remove it completely.
With summer fast approaching, sun related pigmentation is bound to appear even if you are not affected by other pigment causing conditions. Start your anti-hyper-pigmentation regime now to prevent the dreaded dull & dirty looking skin condition.
At an Aspect Clinical Skin Centre you will have the choice of at least 2 hyper-pigmentation treatments to help restore your skin’s clarity. For a general pigmentation treatment the Lactobotanical Peel with LED is the ideal choice for gentle surface exfoliation to remove pigmented dead skin cells, skin brightening and RED LED light therapy will help regulate your pigment production and turn back the clock on sun damage.
Soho Skin Management Wavell Heights October skin health offer is the Aspect Lactobotanical Peel with LED for the face, neck and décolletage at the price of $149, normally $230.
The second more intensive option is an Aspect Pigment Punch Peel. Designed to work from the inside out, this metabolic peel will inhibit the production of excessive pigmentation from the multiple different pigment forming pathways the skin uses to produce pigment. This peel is performed monthly and is left on the skin to work before being removed with a gentle cleanser later in the day. Initially you may find the skin will tighten, dry out and flake away in the 5 days post peeling. This minimal recovery period is well worth it as the results continue to accumulate the more you have these age defying wonder peels through out the year.
When you invest in clinical peels or skin needling, LED, IPL or Emerge Fractional Laser to reduce your hyperpigmentation it is vital to back up the results you receive with targeted, clinical grade skincare DAILY, YES DAILY. Pigmentation is an ongoing disorder and needs to be addressed daily, indefinitely to prevent the condition from getting worse. You will also need to change your pigment serum regularly to prevent the skin from getting use to the active ingredients in the product and your results plateauing.
Retinol – The Age Spot Fighter
Aspect Retinol Brulee – Retinol is a natural skin balancing, resurfacing and age spot brightening wonder. Team this up with Extreme C and Pigment Punch for the best results. Please Note: you can only use Retinol products at night and avoid using Retinol if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Pigment Blockers with Tyrosinase Inhibitors
Aspect Pigment Punch – Combat hyperpigmentation from all angles with tyrosinase inhibiting Tyrostat. A Canadian prairies native plant extract will clarify & brighten age spots, melasma and dischromia without the harsh, burning or irritating side effects you get from traditionally used dangerous chemicals. With continued use dramatic pigment fading will be realised over the course of a few months.
SkinMedica Lytera – Renown as the best pigment brightening product on the market, Lytera will gradually reduce the appearance of all forms of pigmentation and age spots without compromising the skins protective barrier. Team this with the AHA/BHA Cleanser and Cream plus Retinol at night for the best results.
Vitamin C for Skin Brightening
Aspect Extreme C : The perfect partner to Pigment Punch. While Pigment Punch is working on disrupting the signal pathways that cause hyperpigmentation, Extreme C is working on turning back the clock on Sun induced pigment and aging. Vitamin is a natural pigment bleaching agent, very gentle and very effective. Team these two babies together and your skin will glow with renewed vigour.