“While it was once a skin concern we begrudgingly accepted, hyperpigmentation is quickly fading thanks to the latest treatments and products that get straight to the source,” wrote Remy Rippon in her Spotlight beauty report for Vogue Australia. Fortunately, at Austin Clinic, we have just the help you need for your face, neck and décolletage.
How to Fade Summer Skin Pigmentation
“Summer skin pigmentation is a common problem in Australia,” says Dr Austin. “Sadly, a vast number of people don’t know that help is available.” At Austin Clinic, help for summer skin pigmentation problems takes the form of:
- Prevent Further Damage – “Climate changes and the searing Australian sun make all of us more prone to ageing skin and skin pigmentation problems,” says Dr Austin. “It puts as at greater risk for melanoma, too which is why our clinic offers skin cancer screening and treatment.” Her choice for halting pigmentation’s progress: a broad-spectrum sunscreen, applied every morning, rain or shine. Allmedic’s 50+ SPF Face and Body Screen is appropriate for all skin types and has the advantage of being moisturising, but non-greasy. We also have Allmedic’s cleanser, lotion, exfoliator, and night repair serum to help patients with all their skin concerns.
- Create a Skin Care Regimen – Summer skin pigmentation problems are afoot even during the winter time. That means you need a year-round strategy for keeping your skin clear and bright. At Austin Clinic, we have the training and knowledge to guide our patients to the products best-suited to their skin needs. The Aspect Dr Brightening Kit is an excellent all-in-one approach to skin care. “It helps to lighten and brighten skin,” explains Dr Austin, “while also evening out skin tone.” The four-part kit is ideal for the cosmetic management of all skin pigmentation concerns.
- Go Into the Light – Broad Band Light (BBL) therapy is a painless, non-invasive light treatment that can eliminate hyperpigmentation and other unsightly skin discolouration. “Freckles, age spots and sunspots often clear after one treatment,” reports Dr Austin. “Other blemishes may take two to five sessions.”
Why Skin Pigmentation Goes Rogue Every Summer
Skin pigmentation problems are like a boomerang. They keep on coming back, even if you limit your time in the sun. Why? The first time UVA and UVB rays trigger pigmentation changes, often when we’re very young, your skin “remembers” the experience. Forever after, when you are exposed to a small amount of sun or your skin gets very warm, your body will produce melanin to protect you. (Melanin absorbs light and can dissipate over 99.9% of absorbed UV radiation.)
Melanin does a bang up job of protecting you from the sun’s rays, but the result of that protection can be unwanted changes in skin pigmentation.
Summer Skin Pigmentation Problems: Why Not Ask?
There’s nothing we enjoy more than helping a new (or old) patient discover the many strategies and treatments we have for erasing skin discolouration. If you’d like to know more about what we do and (most importantly) what we can do for you, we invite you to contact us today and schedule a visit.