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Pigmentation 101 part 3 & 4: Sun Damage Pigmentation & Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

24.06.2021


UNDERSTANDING SUN DAMAGE PIGMENTATION
There are several causes of pigmentation, however, in Australia our number one cause if the Sun. Therefore, we notice after repeated, long term UV exposure pigmentation disorders such as sunspots. These sunspots are the result of our skin producing excess melanin to protect itself and its DNA.

This type of pigmentation is typically seen in our fairer skinned clients around the 30 year ago group.



WHERE DOES SUN DAMAGE PIGMENTATION OCCUR?
Sun Damage Pigmentation can occur anywhere on the body that exposed to the sun, including the decolletage, arms, shoulders, and the back of hands.

TREATING SUN DAMAGE PIGMENTATION
To treat sun damaged skin, we recommend a combination of effective at home skin products tailored to your skin as well as in clinic treatments.

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Envirostat On The Go SPF 50 75ml

Aspect Sun Envirostat On The Go SPF 50 is a daily sunscreen essential in any skincare regime. Providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB SPF 50+ protection, this chemical sunscreen is suitable for facial and body use offering four hours water-resistant...

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Envirostat On The Go SPF 50 75ml

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Even Tone Correcting Serum 50ml

SkinBetter Science's Even Tone Correcting Serum is a groundbreaking, non-hydroquinone, non-retinol, multi-action skin evening serum that delivers a dramatic reduction in the appearance of hyperpigmentation.* This is a medical product that requires a skin consultation prior to purchase. Not suitable for...

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Even Tone Correcting Serum 50ml

$249.00
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Triple C Vitamin Therapy Serum 30ml

Much more than just a Vitamin C serum! A revolutionary blend of three different, unique, stabilised Vitamin C's, Societe Triple C Vitamin Therapy Serum offers high antioxidant, collagen boosting properties without irritation. This formula penetrates deeply to provide longer-lasting benefits...

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Triple C Vitamin Therapy Serum 30ml

$199.00
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Pigment Punch Body

Target areas of the body that show signs of ageing, including the decolletage and backs of hands, with Aspect Pigment Punch Body. This multi-functional body cream combines Tyrostat-11 and Bellides to help minimise the appearance of discolouration, while Lactic Acid...

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Pigment Punch Body

$49.50
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Covershield SPF 15

Societe Covershield is an ultra-creamy SPF moisturiser that provides a physical SPF 15 sunscreen to help protect and smooth the skin's appearance. Excellent for sensitive, red, reactive, breakout prone and impaired skin types, in addition to post-laser, peel and surgical...

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Covershield SPF 15

$125.00
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Envirostat On The Go SPF 50 75ml

Aspect Sun Envirostat On The Go SPF 50 is a daily sunscreen essential in any skincare regime. Providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB SPF 50+ protection, this chemical sunscreen is suitable for facial and body use offering four hours water-resistant...

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Envirostat On The Go SPF 50 75ml

$30.00
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Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF 50+

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF 50+ is a lightweight facial sunscreen that provides very high UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection. Ultra-light, with a non-greasy texture and an invisible finish, this hypoallergenic facial sunscreen absorbs instantly. Suitable for all skin types, particularly...

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Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF 50+

$25.95
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Total Protection Faceshield SPF 30

Colorescience Total Protection Faceshield SPF 30 is a lightweight, oil-free primer designed to even skin texture and protect against the daily elements. A physical sunscreen, with 12% Zinc Oxide and powerful Antioxidants, Colorescience Total Protection Faceshield SPF 30

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Total Protection Faceshield SPF 30

$82.50
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Mineral Powder

A loose mineral powder foundation that diffuses redness, discolouration and provides sheer to medium coverage. A buildable powder to achieve your preferred coverage with a beautifully even result.

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Mineral Powder

$59.00
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UNDERSTANDING POST-INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION
Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation occurs after any sort of injury or trauma on the skin, it is most commonly seen in clients who pick at their pimples. This type of Pigmentation shows up as either red or brown, dependent on your skin tone.

This type of pigmentation is typically seen in our fairer skinned clients around the 30 year ago group.



TREATING POST-INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION
It is essential that with this sort of Pigmentation, you treat the underlying cause first which in most cases is acne. It’s also important to know that not every breakout is the same and therefore treatments will vary for each individual.

OUR MOST COMMON TREATMENTS FOR ACNE


Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels treat the Epidermis, the outer layer of the skin, to remove debris, dead skin cells, congestion and pigmentation, and increase cellular turnover to reveal more brighter skin. Different to your typical facial, a Chemical Peel involves the application of a sophisticated chemical agent, which is absorbed into the skin and then rinsed off. We do not waste time with steam or massage as it is the ingredients in the Chemical Peel that have the power to transform your skin.

Level 1 Peels operate in the most superficial layer of the Epidermis, known as the Stratum Corneum. This layer of skin is commonly referred to the “dead skin cell layer” which forms the protective barrier of the skin. When thickened or compacted, due to various factors such as; ageing, moisturising with insufficient exfoliation or oily skin, it can cause the skin to appear dry, rough, dull or congested.

Level 1 Peels are suited to all skin types. Often used as an introductory to medical grade skin treatments, those with minimal skin issues who are feeling like their skin is dry, dull or congested or those who require a “freshen up” prior to a special event. 


To lighten the discolouration caused by the acne scars you need to introduce a serum into your routine, our top powerhouse serum picks for treating and preventing further Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation include:
Aspect Dr Complete Pigment Plus SkinBetter Science Even Tone Correcting Serum