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Dark Spots, causes and treatment

Oct 08 2013

 

One of the most common aesthetic concerns for both women and men is skin discoloration.  Very often, our skin can be affected by dark pigments, sometimes in the form of red or brown larger patches along the exposed areas of our face (forehead, cheeks) and our body (arms, legs, shoulders). These dark pigments usually contribute to damaging our self-esteem and are often difficult to cover up, even with the use of thick and heavy makeup. In dermatology, this darkening of an area of skin or nails is called Hyperpigmentation.

What causes Hyperpigmentation?

Skin pigmentation (or hyperpigmentation) is usually the result of overexposure to direct sunlight over a significant number of years or hormonal changes in the body (especially during pregnancy or with the use of Oral Contraceptive Pills). It typically occurs when the body produces a pigment called melanin in quantities larger than usual. This excessive production of melanin causes the skin to go darker in places.

How do we treat Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation caused by excessive sun exposure can be prevented by wearing SPF (sun protection factor) every day and by avoiding being in direct sunlight exposure for very long periods of time. However, hyperpigmentation due to pregnancy or hormonal changes is difficult to prevent. The best course of action is by supplying to your skin all the protective factors it needs to overcome it.

Fortunately, there are a number of safe and natural agents that have been scientifically proven to effectively help counteract, and in some cases, reverse the signs of hyperpigmentation; these are: Vitamins E, C and A.

  • Vitamin E is one of the best agents for skin protection. Scientists have found that delta tocotrienols (subgroup of Vitamin E) are quite effective at slowing the production of melanin, which is the skin pigment responsible for hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.
  • Vitamin C: research suggests that vitamin C may also work by reducing sunburn caused by exposure to ultraviolet B radiation, thus preventing the consequences of long-term sun exposure, such as Hyperpigmentation.
  • Vitamin A and its derivatives are known agents that help reduce and reverse the effects of sun damage on the skin.

With adequate treatment, you can avoid the uncomfortable effects of hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.

If you are suffering from severe hyperpigmentation, MonoDerma is the ideal solution. Monoderma is pure vitamin A, C, and E in a unit dose capsule.

The highest concentration of Pure and unmodified Vitamin E available is MonoDerma E5. It is one of the most highly effective and minimally invasive treatments. It is more concentrated, has a higher activity, deeper effect and is available to work immediately, unlike modified Vitamin E which takes longer before it starts to act. Also, unlike laser, it is not invasive and leaves your skin youthful, rejuvenated and supple with minimal damage.

Visit us at MonoDerma.ca



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