Freckles and ‘beauty spots’ can be seen as both a good thing and a bad thing. Periodically they come into fashion and are branded as ‘cute’, however some people can view their freckles as year-round unwanted blemishes and long for a more even skin-tone.
The process of covering up freckles with make-up can be time-consuming and burdensome and often fails to deliver the desired results.
Finding a pigmentation treatment to suit you and to remove freckles and other blemishes safely does not have to be difficult.
Until recently skin lightening using hydroquinone or one of its derivatives was very popular, but concerns about its safety have restricted its availability and use. Fortunately alternative treatments which are not only safer but more effective have been developed. The most significant of these are light based treatments i.e. laser and IPL, and chemical melanin suppressant peels. Each type of treatment has its strengths and it is now possible to choose a treatment that is specially suitable for the type of pigmentation problem, whether it concerns melasma/chloasma freckles, birthmarks, age spots and other manifestations of sun damage.
Pigmentation is a consequence of melanin which is the chemical in the body that causes a darkening of the skin. The body produces melanin in response to exposure to ultra-violet radiation to provide a natural protection from over-exposure.
IPL and lasers work by using wavelengths of เลเซอร์กระ light that are absorbed by a specific type of melanin called eumelanin. Eumelanin is the melanin that colours hair and skin brown and black. As the eumelanin absorbs the light it heats up to the extent that the melanin producing cells known as melanocytes are denatured and cease to produce further melanin. IPL treatment can remove and help lighten the appearance of blemishes on any part of the body, and is commonly used for:
o Sun damage
o Age spots
o Hyper-pigmented scars
Dermamelan is a specialist form of pigmentation treatment, used to treat melasma/chloasma. This condition causes areas of the skin to become darker due to frequent exposure to UV rays and is often associated with pregnant women and those experiencing certain hormonal fluctuations.
Dermamelan treatment is a melanin suppressant peel that works by inhibiting the pigment formation process, leaving the skin’s natural renewal process to do all the hard work, gradually providing you with a clear, even complexion that feels completely rejuvenated. It is regarded as the most consistently effective treatment for melasma, a notoriously difficult condition to treat.