Pigmentation Problems

Best placed to advise you on pigmentation problems

  • 1Even skin tone
  • 2Repair scarring
  • 3Prevent further pigmentation

Rejuvence clinic is a save face accredited, doctor-led, doctor delivered hair and skin clinic providing rejuvenation & enhancement services in and around north London. We provide comprehensive treatments for men & women of all ages and pride ourselves in delivering a high quality service within a relaxed & comfortable environment. We only deliver evidence based treatments using the highest quality products and equipment. er

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Rejuvence clinic is a save face accredited, doctor-led, doctor delivered hair and skin clinic providing rejuvenation & enhancement services in and around north London. We provide comprehensive treatments for men & women of all ages and pride ourselves in delivering a high quality service within a relaxed & comfortable environment. We only deliver evidence based treatments using the highest quality products and equipment.

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Do you suffer with uneven facial skin tone? Are you distressed by dark coloured scars and patches on your face and body, especially after acne break outs? Have you noticed you have developed dark skin patches soon after having children? At Rejuvence Clinic we are able to successfully treat most forms of uneven skin tone and dark skin patches often known as hyperpigmentation or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. We can offer top of the line ZO skin care regimes that can lighten the skin as well conventional chemical peels. Our specialist interest in platelet rich plasma (PRP) allows us to integrate this into many of our treatment plans. We use advanced cutting edge equipment and our wealth of experience and understanding of platelet rich plasma (PRP) enable us to offer you more. We also understand the differences in skin type that exist across different ethnicities and are able to cater for these to ensure the best possible results. Your skin is safe in our hands. 

Skin pigmentation disorders are conditions that cause the skin to appear lighter or darker than normal, or blotchy and discoloured. Abnormal pigmentation of the skin especially the skin of the face is a common problem that can be associated with a lot of anxiety and psychological distress. There are a large variety of causes of abnormal pigmentation of the skin that require different treatment approaches.

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PRICE LIST

PIGMENTATION PROBLEMS PACKAGES

PRICE

ZO Brightenex

Skin Brightening and Correcting Cream

£80.00

ZO Retamax

Active Vitamin A Microemulsion

£80.00

ZO 3 Step Retinol Peel

£295.00
(Single Peel)

ZO Controlled Depth Blue Peel

£395.00
(Single Peel)

Rejuvence Repair (Scarring)

4 sessions of PRP with NCTF Mesotherapy (Filorga). Mono PDO Thread mesh for regions of significant scarring inserted at 1st session. Includes free Microneedling and Dermalux LED Therapy.

£1495.00 (4 X £375)

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ

Melasma

Melasma is defined as areas of poorly defined brown patches, usually symmetrically arranged over the face, especially over exposed regions. Common affected areas of the face include the forehead, nose, cheeks and upper lip. Superficial epidermal (upper layer of the skin) deposits appear brown. Deeper dermal (deep layer of the skin) appear blue grey. Mixed deposits take on a brown grey discolouration. Women tend to be more affected than men. The cause of melasma is not fully understood.

What are the possible causes of Melasma?

Ultraviolet light exposure, chronic inflammation and inflammatory disorders are common causes of melasma. Excessive use of cosmetic products can also trigger melasma. Medication including anti-epileptic medicine, blood pressure medicine, anti-malarial medication and tetracycline. Hyperpigmentation that develops in pregnancy is known as chloasma.

What is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?

Generalised pigmentation resulting from any type of skin injury, disease or inflammation is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Ultraviolet exposure (sun light) usually worsens post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It occurs commonly in all skin types but racially mixed skin is more sensitive to the effects of inflammation and dermatological procedures. Patients with oily skin also tend to develop more severe, resistant post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Oily skin is the result of excess sebum production and this in turn is a pro-inflammatory substance.

What is bleaching and blending?

Dark regions of hyperpigmentation can be bleached using topical bleaching creams. Bleaching creams blocks the enzyme tyrosinase and thereby stops the process of melanin production. It is important to note that bleaching creams can induce sudden increase in melanin production if used for longer than 3 to 4 months continuously. In tandem with bleaching creams, alpha hydroxy acid based products can be used as an exfoliant to improve barrier function and epidermal turnover.

In regions of uneven skin tone blending involves the use of topical products that combine bleaching products with vitamin A. This helps to lighten hyper pigmented regions and even out colour tone.

What is stabilisation and maintenance of skin health?

In view of the potential for rebound hyperpigmentation with continuous bleaching products, skin needs to be stabilised using anti-inflammatory agents such as anti-oxidants along side retinol for improved skin health and skin function. Bleaching is usually carried out in a cyclical manner lasting no longer than 3 to 4 months.

A skin care regimen free of bleaching products should be started for maintaining skin improvements and preventing future recurrences of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and melasma. If melasma returns, patients are able to return to bleaching and blending. If bleaching is combined with vitamin A it can normally be used for slightly longer than if used for bleaching.

What is the importance of sebum and its control?

Sebum is oily secretion produced by sebaceous glands that are paired to hair roots of the skin. Sebum induces inflammation and represents a major cause of treatment failure. Appropriate use of cleansers, scrubs and exfoliators as well as sebum control pads helps to reduce sebum and hence ensure good control of symptoms.

How can chemical peels help with hyperpigmentation?

Dr Zein Obagi devised the skin stretch ext to help establish how deep hyperpigmentation affects the skin. On stretching the skin if the pigment appears to lighten then pigment is likely to be restricted to the epidermis (upper layer of the skin). When the skin does not lighten and the hyper pigmented regions are of a blue grey colour as opposed to brown, the pigment is likely to be affecting the dermis (deeper layers of the skin).

After initial stabilisation of skin and with adequate preconditioning with bleaching and blending agents, chemical peels can be used to help tackle more stubborn pigmentation problems. Peels are chosen dependent upon the depth of the hyperpigmentation and include the ZO 3 step peel for superficial pigmentation. The ZO controlled depth blue peel is more appropriate for deeper pigmentation.

Rejuvence Philosophy

At Rejuvence we use a consistent and evidence based approach in the devising of treatment plans for hyperpigmentation problems. The treatment of hyperpigmentation and especially post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation does require patience and a careful approach to ensure skin appearance does not worsen. At Rejuvence we understand the psychological distress that accompanies such conditions and are here to support you every step of the way but will ensure that treatment is not rushed and the right treatment choices are made at the right time.

 

 

 

 

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