For many women and some men, uneven pigmentation is a major concern. Blotchy skin and age spots rank high on the list of skin imperfections that people would like to correct, especially as they age. The natural aging process and the effects of cumulative sun exposure can make the skin dull and bring out dark spots.
But uneven pigmentation is not limited to older individuals. For some women, hormonal fluctuations can cause brown patches. For those with sensitive skin or darker skin, discoloration can occur after a minor injury, such as a scratch. And for others, skin conditions such as rosacea can make the skin appear flush.
At Adonian Medical Clinic located in Maida Vale, UK, we offer a variety of treatments that can address skin discolorations and uneven pigmentation.
Common Skin Discolorations
Some common discolorations include: light or dark brown patches that typically appear on the face (melasma); flushing or redness that occurs periodically (rosacea); and brown discolorations that arise in areas that are exposed to the sun, most frequently the face and hands (sunspots or age spots).
Ways to Treat Skin Discoloration
The type of treatment will depend on a range of factors, including the nature of the discoloration and the characteristics of your skin. Depending on you skin type, Dr. Ifeoma Ejikeme generally recommends the following treatments.
- Facials and Skin Care Products. Some discolorations may be treatable with facials and products that contain skin lightening and rejuvenating properties. When used regularly, they can make the skin more vibrant and even. Obagi skincare products are excellent for hyperpigmentation. Daily protection against the sun is a crucial part of any skin maintenance routine.
- Skin peels. A chemical, or skin peel, is a treatment that involves putting a chemical solution on the face. The solution causes the top layer of skin to fall off, thus revealing a new layer of smoother, more even skin. The recovery time will depend on the strength of the peel.
- Laser. During a laser treatment, light energy is delivered to the skin in short pulses, which causes pigment to break down. Improvement can often be seen after a single treatment, but multiple treatments may be needed. Lasers have an added benefit: they can also reduce fine lines and improve the overall texture of the skin.
- Advanced electrolysis. Known for its use for hair removal, advanced electrolysis can also address skin imperfections such as age spots, birthmarks, scars and dilated blood vessels.
To maintain results from any treatment, it is important to shield the skin from the damaging effects of the sun. At Adonian Medical Clinic, our skin specialists can advise on how to keep your skin glowing.
Your Skin Consultation at Adonia Medical Clinic, London
If you have melasma , rosacea, or other skin discolorations, it is possible to improve your skin tone. Convenient to Kensington and Lancaster Gate, Adonian Medical Clinic brings the most advanced skin care treatments to the residents of central London. Dr. Ifeoma Ejikeme and her team will evaluate your skin and determine the best treatment for your skin type. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.