Melasma, Freckles, Age spots, Sun spots, Liver spots
- 1 hr1 hour
- As from Rs 2000As from Rs 2000
- Location 1
Pigmentation is usually the result of too much sun, creating freckles, age spots or larger discoloured skin patches. Research has shown it’s the biggest contributor to looking older – even more than wrinkles. A combination of treatments can reduce this discolouration and even out your skin tone, leaving you radiating good vibes and younger-looking skin. Common types of pigmentation Freckles The most common type of pigmentation is ephelides, or freckles. These develop after repeated exposure to sunlight, particularly if you have a fair complexion. They appear darker during the sunny months and fade in the winter. Heredity also influences freckling. Solar lentigines Also referred to as liver spots or sun spots, these are pigmented spots with a clearly defined edge. They may occur anywhere on the body and vary in colour from light brown to black. These spots are caused by UV sun exposure and the degree depends on how much UV light these melanin pigments are exposed to. These must be monitored as they may develop into skin cancer and melanoma. Annual checks with your skin specialist are essential. Melasma Melasma or chloasma is pigmentation that is deeper in the skin’s dermis. It appears on the face as larger brown patches with a non-distinct border. This type of pigmentation is more common in women. Though causes are unknown, it is often stimulated by hormonal increases. The condition is made worse with UV exposure, some medications, pregnancy and stress. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation This is a response to injury of the skin and can be the result of acne, burns, friction or aggressive clinical treatments. This condition often resolves with time and generally responds to topical products, although it can recur. How to treat An experienced cosmetic doctor can correctly diagnose and recommend clinical treatments ranging from topical creams to Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) through to more specific Pico and laser treatments. These light-based therapies are effective on most people with specific skin conditions such as pigmentation, sunspots, broken capillaries, redness and uneven skin texture. It can also improve the overall tone and texture of the skin, as well as treating fine lines by creating a more plumped up appearance. A series of four to six treatments may be require A course of treatment will be tailor made upon free consultation with our doctors.
To avoid incurring a fee and so that we can have time to fit another patient into your cancelled appointment slot, we require cancellations to be made more than 2 working days before the appointment. Cancellations which are made 48 hours (2 working days) or less before a consultation/treatment will incur a fee. We reserve the right to refuse any further appointments for patients that have 3 Non Attendance of appointments. Late Arrival Policy We run a tight appointment schedule and do our best to run on time. We also understand that life isn’t perfect. If a patient is running late, then we will do our best to fit them in. If they are more than 15 minutes late and if the next patient has arrived, we will see the next patient, and then try and fit the late patient in after. If a patient is running so late that they have missed their entire appointment and it is the next person’s appointment, we will see the next appointment. We will attempt to still fit the patient in later in the day, but it might require some waiting time on that day, or it might not be possible and the late patient will have to be rescheduled. Thank you for your cooperation.
Skinnovations Cosmetic Laser Med Centre, Parkside, Sodnac Link Road, Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius