As if our pregnant clients don’t have enough changes happening during pregnancy – it is unlikely their skin is going to let them sail through the next several months without any surprises. Many women notice their freckles and moles may look darker, as well as odd shaped gray-brown, tan, or dark brown patches appearing on places like the forehead, upper lip, cheeks, chin, and bridge…
So often when looking at skin damage or skin disorders, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, age spots, sun damage, and excessive melanin production is a main focus. Let’s look at the opposite of hyperpigmentation: hypopigmentation. WHAT IS HYPOPIGMENTATION? Hypopigmentation, or depigmentation of the skin, manifests as patches of skin that are lighter than the overall skin tone. Melanin is a chemical that the body produces to give…
Hyperpigmentation is the result of an over-proliferation of melanin within a specific area or region of the body. Another name for hyperpigmentation is dyschromia, which refers to the condition related to the darkening of the skin. Ultraviolet radiation is the most well-known extrinsic factor that regulates melanogenesis, which is the skin’s response to protect from the harmful rays of the sun. Hyperpigmentation, or dyschromia, is…
The key to treating all types of pigmentation is early intervention. If nothing is done and the excess melanin leaches into the dermis, it becomes dermal pigmentation. The deeper the pigment, the more difficult it is to treat. It is important to be honest and realistic about what results clients can expect from clinical treatments and what level of commitment to homecare is required to…
Pigmentation is a complex condition that concerns many clients. In fact, complaints about pigmentation from clients often exceed that of aging. Yet, if this is the case, why are treatments for this condition failing? It is a multi-faceted question and the reasons can be numerous, so reviewing the pigmentation process called melanogenesis will aid in exploring the answers. THE MELANOCYTEThe melanocyte is the name of…

July 2020

Skin Care Blogs

Brands of the Month

  • Eminence Organic Skin Care
  • Celluma by Biophotas, Inc
  • Repechage