WHAT CAUSES PIGMENTATION & AGE SPOTS
Hyperpigmentation and age spots come about as a result of the skin producing melanin to protect itself from harmful UV rays from the sun. Age spots are flat and usually occur on areas of the skin that are exposed to the sun, and may appear brown, gray or black in colour. They also appear due to hyperpigmentation but melanin production is only concentrated in a small spot. Overexposure to the sun may cause both pigmentation and age spots, but they may also be caused by picking at the skin, hormonal changes, inflammation or acne, or even certain medications such as antibiotics. It is harmless but may be not be aesthetically pleasing for some individuals.
HOW CAN AGE SPOTS & PIGMENTATION BE TREATED?
At Premier Clinic, we carry the Obagi skin care treatment line that can aid in the treatment of hyperpigmentation and age spots. The Obagi Nu-Derm System penetrates the surface of your skin, known as the epidermis to help the rejuvenation and transformation process, while also addressing its unsightly appearance. As the old layers of skin are replaced, the system triggers the growth of new, healthy skin to grow over it which will give your complexion a younger look as well as refreshing your skin.*
The system is a medically-based skin care programme that combines a series of products – cleanser, toner, skin lightener, exfoliate, and Retin-A. The effectiveness of Retin-A was recognised by Dr. Obagi early on and has since refined the system to optimise its benefits while also improving some of the unwanted side effects it causes.
Obagi Nu-Derm System consists of:
- Obagi Cleanser (200ml)
- Obagi Toner (200ml)
- Obagi Exfoderm (57gm)
- Obagi Sun Shield SPF50
Your skin may require a few weeks to adjust to the system as it builds up tolerance to the products’ strength. Some minor irritation and skin peeling can be expected during the initial phase of treatment but it will eventually subside as your skin becomes accustomed to it.