Underneath the foundation and concealer, it is important to prioritize skincare when it comes to addressing your concerns of an uneven skin tone. This inconsistent discolouration in your skin is commonly a result of skin pigmentation, which occurs due to the body producing either too little or too much melanin. Pigmentation concerns usually occur on the face, neck, décolletage, chest and hands.
Many factors play a part in pigmentation, but there are three common sources: sun exposure, hormonal issues and skin trauma or injuries.
• Sun spots and age spots are caused by overexposure of UV rays can trigger a growth of excess skin cells. They are pigmented with melanin and cluster together to form a mark several shades deeper than the skin tone.
• Birth control pills, pregnancy and hormone replacement therapy are commonly behind estrogen fluctuations that stimulate an overproduction of melanocyte cells, creating melasma.
• Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) occurs when a rash, injury or skin condition such as acne causes the skin to become inflamed. It triggers melanocyte to release excessive pigment granules and starts the melanin production. The excessive amount will discolour and darken the previously wounded area, and take a long time to fade away. Fortunately, there are acne scar removals in Singapore that provide solutions to improve your PIH concerns effectively and efficiently.
Why SPF is Important
UV rays from the sun stimulate melanocytes in the skin, creating more colour that results in freckles, brown spots or pigmentation. It can also aggravate PIH symptoms, which darkens the affected areas and prolongs the time it will take for the scars to fade.
SPF is essential to be applied daily so skin pigmentation caused by direct sun exposure is prevented. It is also a need to protect your skin after using a pigmentation product, as the lightening ingredients might make the skin more susceptible to sun damage. Thus, you can end up with more dark spots or darkening of an existing hyperpigmentation.
There are various treatments to help tackle your skin pigmentation problems such as:
Laser treatments such as Q-Switch, PICO and Fractional CO2 lasers can target tough pigments and rejuvenate the skin. A popular option in acne scar treatments in Singapore, these lasers are also capable of addressing skin concerns such as pores, ageing skin and acne scars.
The non-invasive procedure of Q-Switch laser works by generating a high-energy laser pulse at a specific wavelength on the targeted skin area to break down pigments into smaller fragments. Subsequently, these fragments will be absorbed by the skin and naturally cleared away by the body, resulting in decreased pigmentation on the skin. At the same time, it can also boost the skin’s own collagen production to maintain the skin’s elasticity and firmness.
The PICO laser can get rid of acne scars, pigmentations and rough textures. It penetrates far beneath the skin’ surface to eliminate the melanin that causes hyperpigmentation. It also utilises the Bubble Lift technology, where tiny bubbles are formed using micro-explosion and fill up with collagen, which will help to raise acne depressed scars.
• Fractional CO2 laser
This treatment helps to stimulate the body’s natural repair process to increase collagen and elastin production. The rate of skin cell renewal is also accelerated to correct skin imperfections like wrinkles, fine lines and depressed acne scars, and improve the skin texture and tone.
• Fraxel laser
Using fractional laser technology, Fraxel can erase unwanted brown spots, reduce fine lines and improve acne scars. It resurfaces the skin and improves overall appearance to reveal a more even tone and glowy skin.
• Skin Boosters
This dermal filler is designed to be injected into the skin’s surface to promote new collagen and elastin production. The result is improved skin quality with glowing, healthy-looking complexion. With new collagen and elastin formation, the skin is left firmer and rejuvenated with glow and radiance. Benefits of the treatment also include improvement in acne scars, better skin hydration and smoother skin.
• Crystal Tomato
This food supplement contains Crystal Tomato® Carotenoids, a breed of non-genetically modified white tomatoes scientifically proven to benefit the skin and produce a more radiant, healthier complexion. The carotene compound concentrates in the skin to produce an antioxidant protection and whitening effect. It is effective in reducing the melanin present in age spots, brown spots, acne scars and more.
Crystal Tomato is available in our clinic. If you wish to seek more details on the supplement or our laser treatments, contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 84488636.