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So you will finally (!!) get rid of your pigment spots
So you will finally (!!) get rid of your pigment spots

Sunspots: That's the nice name. Melasma the medical. We asked two experts what you can really do about the unsightly pigment spots!

Repairing pigment spots & sun damage: Everything you need to know about pigmentation disorders
Repairing pigment spots & sun damage: Everything you need to know about pigmentation disorders

The warmest season is popular with everyone, but it also has its downsides, because the sun is and will remain the main cause of damage to the skin. Excessive exposure to UV radiation leads to an excessive production of melanin and thus causes hyperpigmentation: One speaks of pigment spots.

This process is controlled by an enzyme (tyrosinase), which is responsible for the production of pigments (melanin). However, this enzyme is not only influenced by UV radiation, as Sabine Humula knows: "Especially hormonal imbalances such as those that occur during pregnancy or when taking the contraceptive pill can play a major role in hyperpigmentation and the effects of the Increase the sun. This is called melasma in particular. Certain drugs can also increase the skin's sensitivity to light;

Sun yes, but only well protected

In order not to get any pigment spots in the first place, Thomas Aigner, specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, would recommend avoiding the sun as much as possible. But since this is not really realistic, a sufficient sun protection factor (at least 50+) should always be used and staying in direct sun should be avoided. It is particularly important to follow this not only in summer but also in winter. With day care you have to look carefully, because the SPF of 15 to 20 that is often contained is unfortunately not sufficient. If the preferred cream does not contain any sun protection, you can, for example, fall back on sundrops or protection in powder form.

Sun protection is essential - even in winter

Pigment spots - what now ?

As a first step, the beautician recommends a visit to the dermatologist to clarify any irregularities and to rule out that there are risky pigment changes. If this is hopefully not the case, the beautician can, for example, check the skin with a special skin analyzer (we have already tested it. You can find the article HERE) and develop a tailor-made treatment strategy accordingly. Which treatments to reduce pigmentation disorders are possible in addition to supportive creams?

1. On your own: plasma needling

This method relies on the body's own regenerative power. This is where the patient's own plasma is used, which is introduced into the deeper layers of the skin with the help of the derma roller. The growth factors contained in the plasma stimulate connective tissue cells, which in turn stimulate the production of collagen and elastin and thus regenerate the entire tissue. The body's own hyaluronic acid production also increases. With micro-needling, on the other hand, the regenerative capacity of the skin through micro-injuries is used positively to improve elasticity, elasticity and moisture distribution. The combination of plasma and microneedling has a double effect - ideal for improving the complexion and reducing pigment spots.

2. With the help of medical cosmetics

In order to declare war on existing pigment spots, Sabina Humula relies on treating the skin over several sessions with coordinated peelings in combination with depigmenting products. These are supposed to inhibit tyrosinase, the enzyme that stimulates melanin production, so that the melanin excess is subsequently regulated. This creates a clear, spot-free complexion without only superficially bleaching - which has been confirmed by clinical studies. In addition, and to avoid further damage, daily sun protection of at least a factor of 50+ is essential.

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