Awareness of the damaging effect of UV radiation on the body and sun avoidance and protection before the age of twenty will help reduce the risks for developing skin discolouration later in life.
Ageing skin unsettles women more than men because society believes a woman loses her attractiveness once visible signs of facial ageing set in. Characteristics of an aging skin (on the face or body) include, fine and coarse wrinkle formation, pigmentation changes, skin discolouration, dullness, sallow colour, dry texture, loss of elasticity, loss of skin tone, sagging subcutaneous tissues, underlying muscle hypertrophy and volume loss.
Ageing skin is associated with a range of cosmetic concerns - from pigmentation problems and splotchy skin to redness due to enlarged vessels or capillaries, all causing discolouration of the skin especially on sun exposed areas such as the face, neck and décolleté. Photo ageing caused by ultraviolet light exposure, tends to act more on the surface of the skin. There are sun freckles or irregular pigmentation and dilated blood vessels (often referred to as "broken" blood vessels) that lead to an overall uneven tone and skin discolouration.
What treatments can be done to treat discolouration?
The following treatments can be safely performed on ALL skin types:
· Superficial chemical peels
· Laser Genesis by Cutera
· Laser Toning / Laser Painting by Candela VBeam
· Transdermal Mesotherapy
· Injected Mesotherapy
· Fraxel DUAL Laser
· Endymed FSR
· RF Needling with Secret RF or Endymed Intensif
The following treatments can only be done safely on lighter skin types and are not safe on skin types 5 & 6:
· Pearl Fusion
· 3D Peel
· CO2 Laser
· PDL (Pulsed Dye Laser)