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Skin Pigmentation

Improving irregular pigmentation, brown spots & freckles

In clinic, we see many patients with patchy facial pigmentation (melasma / chloasma), post-inflammatory pigmentation and mottled pigmentation due to sun damage. While pigmentation is a stubborn problem that won’t disappear overnight and takes persistence and patience to improve, we can recommend effective skin-lightening creams (some are prescription strength and not something you could just buy over the counter) to reduce these issues.

Home treatment is most effective when combined with special in-clinic pigment regulating treatments. The Rolls-Royce of anti-pigment treatments is no doubt the Eudelo Total MelaOut, which you can find out more about below.

We also offer gentler, Dermatology Grade Anti-Pigment Facials to brighten irregular pigmentation more gradually and without any downtime. For best results we recommend six sessions in 10 o 14 day intervals.

It is of course also extremely important to combine any treatment for pigmentation with a broad-spectrum sun protection product of SPF 30-50 (plus sun avoidance!). Remember – a single day of excess sun can undo months of treatment.

Oh, and in case you were wondering … the ‘before–after’ image in the banner above is of course airbrushed. No treatment in the world would achieve such a fundamental change. The aim when treating pigmentation is improvement, not perfection!

For many, pigmentation and dark spots are an unsightly skin condition that can often be resistant to many topical products, peels and even light based treatments such as laser and IPL. Sadly, studies have revealed that people with irregular skin colouring are not only judged as being older and less attractive by others, but even as less healthy.

Eudelo’s Total MelaOut is a highly effective peel package to dramatically lighten irregular pigmentation caused by chronic sun damage, post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIH) or melasma / chloasma (also known as the ‘Mask of Pregnancy’), even in dark skin types.

With our Total MelaOut, sufferers of irregular pigmentation and melasma benefit from a dermatologist-supervised combination treatment, put together by leading dermatologist Dr Stefanie Williams. The package consists of a pre- and post-treatment digital facial scan, consultation with a dermatologist as needed, a highly effective one-off peel in clinic, cold sore and breakout protection as needed, specialist home care (included for the first four weeks), on-going expert advice and a nourishing post-peel treatment in clinic four weeks after the peel. You see – Eudelo’s MelaOut is not just a peel, but a peace of mind package!

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And the great news is that Eudelo’s Total MelaOut will not only lighten irregular pigmentation, but will also greatly improve the appearance of dull skin and give your skin a wonderful, healthy glow, as well as improving skin texture, enlarged pores and acne scarring as added benefits. Studies have even shown that effective peels do not only improve the appearance of the skin, but can even lower the risk of skin cancer by removing sun damaged cells.

The treatment can be used on the face as well as other skin areas with discolouration such as the chest and the hands. And best of all – Eudelo’s MelaOut is safe for all skin types from light to very dark – truly life-changing for sufferers of stubborn pigmentation.

We are able to treat many pigmentation issues using Laser and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) devices. A laser is essentially a high-energy beam of light with unique properties. Laser light consists of photons (small light particles) all of which have the same wavelength, or colour. IPL system differs from lasers in that they emit a broader spectrum of light and deliver multiple wavelengths (or colours) simultaneously to the tissue.

Different wavelengths from different types of laser and IPL devices are absorbed preferentially by certain target structures in the skin (also referred to as chromophores). So, when treating pigmentation, we use wavelengths that target melanin pigment in the skin.

Laser and IPL treatments for irregular pigmentation work particularly well for the mottled appearance of chronic sun damage on face, chest and other exposed skin areas. Laser and IPL treatments are best suited for Caucasian skin, as individuals with darker skin have a significantly higher risk of complications (including worsening of pigmentation!) after these light-based treatments.

Localised ‘age spots’ (liver spots, or lentigines) on face and hands can be gently frozen by our doctors in clinic, treated with topical skin lightening products at home or approached with a special chemical peel. Freezing (cryotherapy) in particular is very effective in fair skinned individuals, but may leave some redness lasting around four to six weeks after treatment.

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