Uneven pigmentation is not purely age related. There are many factors that can contribute to uneven pigmentation including genetics, hormone imbalance and too much sun. In particular pregnancy can lead to uneven pigmentation particularly on the face. During pregnancy this is referred to as Melasma or Chloasma.
Darker skins are more prone to uneven pigmentation, as are skins that have been damaged by excess sunlight exposure and conditions such as acne. Dark patches of pigmentation are caused by over production of the skins pigment, melanin. But a lack of melanin leads to a condition called Vitiligo. This causes white patches on the skin and is a completely unrelated to the more common hyper-pigmentation. Vitiligo is an auto immune disease.
Uneven pigmentation in the form of hyper-pigmentation, causing brown spots and patches particularly on the face can be treated and the appearance of the skin can be markedly improved. Uneven pigmentation makes the skin look older and so a treatment course to remove it can literally take years off you.
If you have pigmentation patches, it is worth getting checked out with your doctor as it can be an indicator of illness. Conditions such as Cuchings disease, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes and several other conditions can all alter pigment levels in the skin.
Smoking can elevate patches of pigment in the skin which is another reason to consider quitting if you are a smoker. If you are prone to brown spots then you should take extra care when out in the sun since exposure to the sun will accentuate the appearance of the uneven pigmentation.
Treatment for hyper pigmentation
Pigmentation problems including age spots, melasma and chloasma can be treated in a variety of ways. Localised areas can be removed with a high degree of precision using Advanced Cosmetic Procedures, we also stock effective topical treatments including the Obagi Nuderm range and Medik8 cosmeceutical range of treatments for pigmentation problems.
To find out more about our highly effective treatments for age spots, liver spots, sun spots and other pigmentation then call us today for a free consultation on 01962 809937. We are located in Winchester with easy access via road including the M3 or rail from Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Coventry, Birmingham, Salisbury, Southampton, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight, Basingstoke Andover, and Alton. We are also convenient for customers requiring specialist help in Bournemouth Poole and Ringwood, Oxford, Brighton, Croydon, Petersfield, Reading and London. You can find us just off the High Street giving in a central yet discrete location.