The dark patches (otherwise known as hyperpigmentation) are areas where sun damage has caused the pigment producing cells to over-produce pigment in an attempt to protect the skin from radiation. Once damaged, your skin cells don’t realize you are no longer in the sun and will go on faithfully producing that darker pigment. These dark patches will not fade on their own. They may not even fade completely, but there are things you can do to lighten the areas and prevent them from darkening. You need to introduce ingredients into the skin that will heal the damage and let those cells know they can stop producing so much melanin.
Services to treat these dark patches include a series of skin peels or microdermabrasion. Products to complement these services include Rhonda Allison Skin Brightening Cleanser and Rhonda Allison Brightening Pigment Lotion, followed by a serum designed to lighten hyperpigmentation by reducing melanocytes that clump together. Recommended serums include SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF and SkinCeuticals Pigment Regulator. Apply either under a broad spectrum sunscreen every day all year round.
Schedule a complimentary consultation with a Simonson’s aesthetician to find out which services and products will work best for you.
-Cindy S., Plymouth Aesthetician
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