The different types of pigmentation problems
- Lentigo, is also called age spots if it is mainly due to the intrinsic ageing of the skin, or solar lentigo if it is caused by regular and considerable sun exposure.
- Melasma, generally due to hormone imbalances. This can occur when taking certain medicines, or can be caused by sun exposure during pregnancy when no protection is worn. This is called pregnancy mask.
- Liver spots, also called ephelids.
- Post-inflammatory pigmentation, following an acne spot for example. The mark is then due to an excess of melanin produced by the inflammation.
When melanin production is disrupted…
- Each morning apply an anti-dark spot treatment to the face and neck. The formation of hyperpigmentations is a continuous process that requires daily treatment.
- Protect your skin from the sun’s rays using UVA and UVB sun protection, and choose one with a high factor if significant sun exposure is likely. The sun is the overriding factor in the appearance and worsening of dark spots. Protecting yourself from it is therefore the basis of any treatment.