Hyperpigmentation & Melasma
Treatment In Milton Keynes
The Only 100% Effective Treatment To Remove Uneven Skin tone, Blemishes, Dark spots, Melasma And Other Hyperpigmentation Conditions in milton keynes, following a consultation with our Aesthetic Nurse Prescriber.
Face | Dark Knuckles | Feet Hands | Armpit | Intimate |
Hyperpigmentation & Melasma Treatment
In Milton Keynes
The Only 100% Effective Treatment To Remove Uneven Skin tone, Blemishes, Dark spots, Melasma And Other Hyperpigmentation Conditions, following a consultation with our Aesthetic Nurse Prescriber.
Face | Dark Knuckles | Feet Hands | Armpit | Intimate |
Hyperpigmentation refers to the darkening or discoloration of patches of skin, usually caused by an overproduction of melanin, the pigment responsible for the color of our skin, hair and eyes. It is a common skin concern that can affect people of all skin types, including those with dark skin.
Melanin is produced by cells called melanocytes, which are located in the basal layer of the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin). Its primary function is to protect the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. When the skin is exposed to UV radiation or other triggers, melanocytes can become overactive and produce excess amounts of melanin, causing hyperpigmentation.
What causes hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation can be triggered by a variety of factors, from external influences to internal imbalances. Understanding these common triggers is important in identifying the causes of hyperpigmentation and developing effective treatment approaches. Here are some common triggers of hyperpigmentation:
- Sun exposure: Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is a significant trigger for hyperpigmentation. When skin is exposed to UV rays, melanocytes produce more melanin as a defense mechanism to protect the skin from UV damage. This can lead to the development of sunspots or uneven pigmentation, especially in areas frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, arms and hands.
- Hormonal changes: Hormonal fluctuations can contribute to the development of hyperpigmentation, especially in women. Conditions such as melasma (also known as the “pregnancy mask”) are often caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy. Hormonal contraceptives and hormonal therapy can also affect melanin production and trigger hyperpigmentation.
- Post-inflammatory response: Inflammation or trauma to the skin can trigger hyperpigmentation, known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, or even minor cuts, burns or insect bites can lead to PIH. The skin responds to the inflammation by producing excess melanin, resulting in dark spots or blotches in the affected areas.
- Skin injury or surgery: Any form of skin injury, including surgical procedures, can cause hyperpigmentation in the affected area. The healing process often involves an increase in melanin production, which can lead to the formation of dark spots or scars on the skin.
- Genetic predisposition: Some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to develop hyperpigmentation. Certain ethnicities, including individuals with dark skin, are more prone to certain types of hyperpigmentation, such as melasma or specific forms of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
- Skin aging: As we age, the skin undergoes natural changes, which include a decrease in collagen and elastin production. Additionally, cumulative sun exposure over the years can contribute to the development of age spots or dark areas of pigmentation on the skin.
It is important for you to note that the triggers for hyperpigmentation can vary between individuals, and a combination of factors may contribute to its development. Identifying the specific triggers for hyperpigmentation in an individual’s case can help in selecting the appropriate treatment approach and preventive measures to manage and reduce the occurrence of hyperpigmentation.
Types Of Hyperpigmentation :
There are various types of hyperpigmentation, each with its own characteristics and underlying causes. Understanding these types can help you in identifying the specific condition and determining the most appropriate treatment approach. Here are some common types of hyperpigmentation:
1. MELASMA :
Melasma is a common form of hyperpigmentation that appears as dark, symmetrical patches on the face, most commonly on the cheeks, forehead, upper lip, and chin. It is often triggered by hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy (known as the “mask of pregnancy”) or due to hormonal therapies. Sun exposure and genetics can also play a role in its development.
2. POST-INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION (PIH) :
PIH occurs as a result of inflammation or injury to the skin. It can be caused by acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, or other skin traumas. PIH appears as darkened spots or patches that develop after the initial skin inflammation has healed. The intensity and duration of PIH can vary depending on the individual and the severity of the inflammation.
3. SUNSPOTS OR SOLAR LENTIGINES :
Also known as age spots or liver spots, sunspots are darkened patches that appear on sun-exposed areas of the skin, such as the face, hands, shoulders, and arms. They are primarily caused by prolonged and cumulative sun exposure over the years. Sunspots tend to be more common in older individuals, hence the term “age spots.”
4. FRECKLES :
Freckles are small, flat spots that are typically tan or light brown in color. They are usually genetic and often appear on individuals with fair or light skin tones. Freckles tend to darken or become more visible with sun exposure and fade during periods of reduced sun exposure or in the absence of UV radiation.
5. LENTIGINES :
Lentigines are similar to freckles but are usually larger and more defined in shape. They can vary in color from light brown to dark brown or even black. Lentigines are commonly caused by long-term sun exposure and can appear on any area of the body that is exposed to the sun.
6. DARK SPOTS FROM ACNE :
Acne can sometimes leave behind dark spots or marks even after the acne has healed. These dark spots are a form of PIH and can persist for weeks or months. They are more common in individuals with darker skin tones.
7. DRUG INDUCED HYPERPIGMENTATION :
Certain medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antimalarials, antipsychotics, and chemotherapeutic agents, can cause hyperpigmentation as a side effect. The pigmentation changes can appear in localized areas or be widespread across the body, depending on the medication and individual factors.
It’s important to note that these are just some of the common types of hyperpigmentation. Other less common types include erythema dyschromicum perstans, lichen planus pigmentosus, and frictional melanosis, among others. Each type of hyperpigmentation may require different treatment approaches, so it’s essential to consult with us first to accurately diagnose the specific type and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
At Shujo you are in expert hands. We have treated hundreds of troublesome cases of hyperpigmentation and melasma with outstanding results.
Our Clinical Lead nurse is an aesthetic dermatology nurse practitioner who specialises in hyperpigmentation and melasma.
Esther is extremely experienced in treating all skin types for hyperpigmentation issues, but most importantly men and women with skin of colour. (Black, Asian, Hispanic, Eastern Mediterranean).
As part of our treatment protocol we do a combination of treatments including (but not limited to):
Newmelan PRO Peel
A Newmelan PRO peel is a facial skin peel treatment designed and recommended to improve stubborn hormonal based pigmentation conditions such Melasma , Chloasma, Lentigo. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation • Acanthosis nigricans • Photo-aging and chrono-aging • Opaque skin, without luminosity • Post-acne hyperpigmentation • Prevention and treatment of post-peeling hyperpigmentation.
What is Newmelan PRO Peel ?
NEWMELAN PRO by Dr. Eduardo Krulig, is a perfect professional Depigmenting care and powerful combination of anti-inflammatory, depigmenting actives, with potent antioxidant activity.
A Newmelan PRO peel is a facial skin peel treatment designed to improve stubborn hormonal based pigmentation conditions such as melasma, chloasma and lentigo.
It can also be effective in reducing the signs of photo-damage on the skin, regulating oil secretion, reducing pore size and helping to prevent breakouts. It also improves the overall luminosity, glow and tone of the skin.
The peel itself contains a variety of active ingredients such as Citric Acid, Kojic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Azelaic acid, and Ubiquinone. These agents block the production of melanin by irreversibly inhibiting tyrosinase which is an enzyme involved mainly in melanin synthesis to help reduce pigmentation formation.
This process does not make the melanocytes disappear, but simply paralyzes or stops melanin production, without risk of white blemishes appearing, thus, improving the complexion of the skin long term
Who is suitable for this Treatment?
Shujo Aesthetic Clinic considers individuals fit for the procedure if all of the following are true of them:
- Pigmentation issues, e.g. melasma, chloasma
- Uneven, blotchy or patchy skin
- Sun damage
- Enlarged pores
- Dull, unhealthy skin
Newmelan PRO Peel Practitioner
At Shujo Aesthetic skin Clinic Milton Keynes, your skin consultation and treatment will be carried out by our Aesthetic dermatology nurse practitioner Esther who is highly skilled and experienced in the management of hyperpigmentation-related conditions.
What to Expect?
Following a thorough consultation, assessment and completed consent, your practitioner will prepare your skin by removing all grease, makeup and other debris from its’ surface so that the Newmelan mask can then be applied.
The application is quick and straightforward and takes approximately 20 minutes – you will then leave with the clinic with the mask left on your face and it must sit for around 6-8 hours depending on skin type. You can eventually remove the mask at home with soap and water as directed, you will then need to adhere to the maintenance routine as instructed by your practitioner.
You will meet with our highly trained aesthetic dermatology nurse practitioner at one of our Clinic locations for a no-obligation in-person assessment. An initial video consultation can be conducted prior to your clinic visit.
What does it Involve?
The peel itself contains a variety of active ingredients such as Kojic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Azelaic acid, citric acid, Ubiquinone. These agents block the production of melanin by irreversibly inhibiting tryosinase which is an enzyme involved mainly in melanin synthesis to help reduce pigmentation formation.
This process does not make the melanocytes disappear, but simply paralyses or stops melanin production, without risk of white blemishes appearing, thus, improving the complexion of the skin long term.
What Happens During My Newmelan PRO Peel Treatment?
Following a thorough consultation, assessment, and completed consent, your practitioner will prepare your skin by removing all grease, makeup, and other debris from its’ surface so that the Newmelan PRO mask can then be applied.
The application is quick and straightforward and takes approximately 20 minutes – you will then leave with the clinic with the mask left on your face and it must sit for around 6-8 hours. You can eventually remove the mask at home with soap and water as directed, you will then need to adhere to the maintenance routine as instructed by your practitioner.
RESULTS OF THE TREATMENT :
- Eliminates Hyperpigmentation in short period of time
- Produces a skin renovation a light peel.
- Improves the beauty of the skin
- Redensifies the dermis
- Improves skin texture
- Promotes neocollagenesis
- No down time
£550 per session
Note : This Procedure Can be repeated every 2 – 4 weeks if there is a skin condition or every 3 months for normal skin.
The Newmelan Peel mask is usually applied once but if you have severe pigmentation then 2 to 3 treatments might be needed with follow up treatment after 6 months.
To enhance further, you are recommended to use the Newmelan day and night cream home care products for several months after your treatment.
Newmelan peel treatments are specifically designed to treat the:
- Intimate Area
- Dark Knuckles
Your Newmelan peel treatment will be performed by one of our onsite aesthetic Dermatology nurse practitioners.
No longer than 20 minutes per treatment.
The most typical side effects include; redness, peeling and flaking of the skin during the first week following your Newmelan peel treatment – these are very common and completely normal.
You may feel a tightness of the skin for a couple of days after the mask is removed. You will most certainly experience redness following the removal of the mask and when you first start using the at-home products but this soon subsides after a few days, you will then notice peeling or flaking of the skin during the first week following your Newmelan peel treatment – we can provide you with a specific moisturiser to relieve this.
There is no downtime, but you may prefer to take a couple of days off work following your treatment for the peeling to settle.
Depending on the severity of your pigmentation and the speed at which you fully heal after your treatment (usually around 3-6 days) you will then see a noticeable improvement in the tone and luminosity of the skin after approximately 2-8 weeks.
Your practitioner will advise you on how to use any homecare products which will prevent further pigmentation recurring.