Experts talk skincare tips for Hyperpigmentation

Woman looking at face in compactAccording to co-author of a 2006 study, Dr Bernhard Fink, having uneven skin tone can age you by as much as 20 years. He said: “Whether a woman is 17 or 70, the contrast of skin tone plays a significant role in the way her age, beauty, and health is perceived.” Scars, rashes, hormonal changes and excessive sun exposure are the main causes of Hyperpigmentation. Expert dermatologists explain that in order to treat the issue correctly, it is important to determine the cause.Shop bought skincare products such as brightening creams for the face and hand can aid with minimising dark spots. Important also, is ensuring that the correct SPF sun cream is applied. Miami based dermatologist Heather Woolery-Lloyd says: “I always recommend an SPF of at least 30 because no one puts on as much sunscreen as they should.” For a more permanent solution, Laser treatments and Chemical Skin Peels can come to the rescue. Isolaz Laser treatment and the Obagi Blue Skin Peel, both of which are FDA approved, can be used to target the specific area of concern, leaving behind revitalised, smooth skin. What’s more, patients will see fast results from both treatments. New York City dermatologist Bruce Katz says: “There will be a little scab, but it goes away in a few days.”