BalaBala's Top 5 Tips for Treating Pigmentation
Pigmentation is a common skin concern that can be caused by a variety of factors, including sun damage, genetics, hormones, and age. Because there are many causes of and types of pigmentation, it can often be a stubborn skin concern to treat without professional help. BalaBala Laser Clinic specialises in pigmentation removal treatments, including the world's most advanced picosecond laser, PicoSure. Our team of cosmetic nurses and laser specialists have experience in treating all types of pigmentation, including sun damage, freckles, age spots, melasma, post-inflammatory hypergpigmentation more.
Here are our top five tips from the team at BalaBala Laser Clinic to help you achieve an even, glowy skin tone.
1. Wear sunscreen daily
One of the most effective ways to prevent pigmentation is to protect your skin from UV rays. UV rays can cause an increase in the production of melanin, leading to darker skin pigmentation. It's important to use a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and reapply as needed throughout the day, especially when spending time outdoors or in the sun. You should also look for a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection, meaning it protects from both UVA and UVB rays. Being dilligent with your sun protection is especially important when receiving treatments for skin pigmentation concerns, in order to prevent further pigmentation from developing and undoing your treatment progress.
2. Change up your skincare routine
Incorporating skincare ingredients that inhibit melanin production can help lighten pigmentation. Melanin is the pigment that gives colour to your skin, hair, and eyes. Tyrosinase inhibitors and melanosome transfer inhibitors are skincare ingredients that are known to inhibit melanin production, therefore can be effective in treating pigmentation. Azelaic acid, a naturally occurring compound, is known to be a tyrosinase inhibitor and can be found in over the counter skin care products. Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, is known to be a melanosome transfer inhibitor and has anti-inflammatory properties which can be beneficial to improve hyperpigmentation.
3. Consider chemical peels
Chemical peels can help to lighten superficial pigmentation, as well as brighten the complexion. Chemical peels work by removing the top layer of dead skin cells, revealing the brighter, more even-toned skin underneath. At BalaBala Laser Clinic, we offer a range of Mesoestetic peels of varying types and strengths, including AHAs such as glycolic acid, lactic acid and mandelic acid. Consult with our friendly staff about which chemical peel treatment will be best suited to your skin concerns.
4. Look into laser
For deeper pigmentation, laser treatments may be the most effective option. BalaBala Laser Clinic offers PicoSure laser - an advanced skin rejuvenation treatment for pigmentation. PicoSure laser treats pigmentation by delivering ultrashort picosecond pulses to the skin. These ultra-short pulses penetrate deep into the skin to shatter tiny pigment particles without burning the surrounding tissue. These broken down pigment particles are then naturally metabolised by the body. We also offer Fotona laser and IPL treatments - see our full list of pigmentation treatments here.
5. Book a skin consultation with an expert
At BalaBala Laser Clinic, we offer complimentary skin consultations to all of our clients. This is an opportunity to speak with our team about your pigmentation concerns and to get a better understanding of the treatment options available to you. Your skin consultation will include a Visia skin analysis, which is a powerful tool that helps us to analyse your pigmentation concerns. Everyone's skin type and pigmentation concerns are different, which is why this consultation is the first crucial step in help you achieve your desired results.
Tackling pigmentation can be a complex task. However, using a combination of treatments is often the key to successfully achieving a more even skin tone and improving the appearance of pigmentation.
At BalaBala Laser Clinic, we specialise in pigmentation treatments and have successfully helped thousands of clients achieve their skin goals. With a range of specialist treatments available, including PicoSure laser, chemical peels and BCN mesotherapy, we can help you find the best solution for your pigmentation concerns.