The darkened spots occur when
excess melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color,
absorbs the energy of the sunís harmful ultraviolet rays to
protect the skin from burn or overexposure and forms deposits in
the skin. Hyper-pigmentation can affect the skin color of any
ethnicity, but some forms are more prone to affect people with
darker skin tones. If you do not take care of your skin, you run
the risk of developing long-term effects that can be permanent, if
not treated correctly.
Common causes of hyper-pigmentation include sunspots, freckles, and melasma.
Melasma is a common condition seen in women related to hormones and sun exposure. This condition is increased during pregnancy, menopause, and with use of oral contraceptives. Even brief exposures without sunscreen can cause dramatic changes in skin pigmentation. Generally, the pigmentation will wash out over a yearís time, if you do not actively treat it first.
Sunspots, medically called lentigos,
are also a product of the sun. Sunspots are caused by cumulative
exposure and not directly related to sunburns. The most common
areas involved are the face, neck, upper chest and arms.
Freckles develop with
fair-skinned individuals who are overexposed to the sun. This is a
skin defense mechanism against harmful ultraviolet rays. Freckles
can fade out over time when the skin is constantly protected, but
tend to have a long standing residence time, tend to remain
benign. However, they are in the skin susceptible groups and
should be monitored closely. Many people tend to take no chances
with moles and freckles of uneven dimensions and have them
|Hyper-pigmentation can attack
the skin at two different levels: the dermis and the epidermis.
Approximately 40% of the pigmentation excess will be located in
the epidermis, and relatively treatable. If pigmentation comes on
relatively fast, but is long standing, the problem is most likely
deep in the dermis and much more difficult to treat.
Most cases of hyper-pigmentation are treatable through faczial treatments and peelings that specifically target an individualís condition.
The collection of special masks, peelings and creams work by sloughing off the top layer of cells to reveal new, healthy cells.
The most potent treatment regime available you will find in our salon and spa. We offer some of the most potent hyper-pigmentation and anti-aging skin products available on the market. Remember! The future of your beautiful skin is at Githa's Salon & Spa in Sanur.