Uneven Skin Tones: What Causes Pigmentation and How to Treat It
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How Does An Uneven Skin Tone Occur?
Melanin is a pigment that determines the colour and tone of your skin, hair and even eye colour. Imbalances of this pigment and certain skin defects can lead to inconsistent colouration and blotches on the skin; which isn’t very favourable by the carriers. If you’re not sure what we’re talking about, that’s where the term ‘uneven skin tones’ stemmed from!
When you don’t take care of your skin, or it gets damaged, an increased amount of melanin is naturally produced to help protect it. If, however, it becomes very unhealthy, your damaged skin cells will then prevent the production of melanin; meaning you will be left with an uneven skin tone.
An uneven skin tone can be seen as hypopigmentation (lighter skin) or hyperpigmentation (darker skin) which are both recognised as unnatural skin conditions. The resulting dark patches and spots are typically perceived as “aged skin” and can make you look more than 12 years older. Not only can these occur when you have unhealthy skin, but they can arise from environmental factors such as pollution, the weather, UV exposure and from having a lousy lifestyle; for example, smoking, a bad diet and lack of exercise.
How Can You Help Your Uneven Skin Tone?
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as well as maintaining a healthy skincare routine, can help promote skin vitality. But, if you are already left with an uneven skin tone due to the reasons above, there are ways in which you can level out your pigments, too.
Firstly, let’s talk about what you can do to help your pigmentation; applying sunscreen, using retinol exfoliate at night and using a product high in Vitamin C every day on your skin are all ways in which you can help your already uneven skin tone. All of these remedies encourage the production of new melanin, as well as prevent your skin from being exposed to more risks.
What Treatments Are There For Uneven Skin Tones?
For a more effective solution, there are treatments that can replenish your skin and even out your skin’s tone. Here at Aesthetics of Liverpool, we have several procedures that you can undergo to accomplish that flawless skin that you have always longed for.
The procedures are as follows; Precision Lift Skin Pen, E-Light, Laser, IPL, Skin Peels, Medical Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Co2 Therapy, Hydra-Facial and Vitamin IV Therapy. All of these treatments have successfully treated many men and women who are struggling with their uneven skin tone.
Depending on your desired results, we will choose the treatment to suit your skin needs. First of all, you will be invited for a consultation where we will talk you through all of your options, as well as assess your skin so that it is given the right treatment from our clinicians. Our clinicians are industry-leading, with dermatology and medical backgrounds meaning you will be in the best hands.
Once you have chosen your desired treatment, we will continue to make you feel as comfortable as you did initially. We will talk-through everything with you, making sure that you know what to expect. We invest in our clients because we understand how daunting getting treatments can be, especially if you have never had one before; we will ensure that you are supported, informed and reassured pre, during and post the procedure.
If you are interested in improving your uneven skin tone with one of our treatments, get in touch with us today on 0151 203 1393. In the meantime, head over to our website where you will find all of the details of each of the pigmentation treatments that have been mentioned in this blog post. We can’t wait to welcome you to our Liverpool aesthetics clinic.