While the rest of us have to contend with lines and wrinkles as part and parcel of the aging process, people with darker skin tones don’t age in the same way. Because their skin has more melanin to protect it from the damage incurred by the sun, they don’t form wrinkles as quickly- but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have to deal with photo-damage to their skin. In fact- uneven pigmentation is a big concern for skin types IV-VI. There have been fantastic advancements in skin care technology to address uneven pigmentation. Here’s a great article from the Guardian’s Anita Bhagwandas and her journey for clearer skin.
One thing that she points out is taking before and after photos to get a true idea of your skin’s lightening. This is something we implement here when we target pigmentation and other concerns with Intense Pulsed Light or Dermaceutic Peels. But I should also add that once pigmentation has begun, you’ll most likely need to use a lightening cream in your routine on-going to maintain an even skin tone. Book in for a complimentary Skin Consultation– we can help guide you to the right solution for your skin.
How about you? What has been your experience with treating hyperpigmentation?