What causes pigment spots?


Pigment spots are the result of repeated and unprotected sun exposure, but they can also be caused by a genetic predisposition, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, contraceptive or antibiotics intake. The skin can also become pigmented due to inflammation after sustaining an injury, an irritating intervention or after prolonged exposure to UV rays.

It is possible to prevent the appearance of pigment spots by following a few simple rules. The daily application of a protection cream such as the OmbraCrème Action Gala is highly recommended and can significantly reduce the risk of appearance of those annoying spots. Avoid sun exposure and if this is not possible, protect your skin with a quality sunscreen. In addition, since some perfumes containing alcohol can be photosensitizing, limit their use during sun exposure.

In the case that the pigment spots are already present, several options are available to you. For example, a cure of 5 to 10 microdermabrasion treatments using VitaPeel or Sophy Diamond device is a very effective way to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. During a microdermabrasion treatment, the aesthetician performs a deep exfoliation that evens the skin tone. Another option to diminishes these spots is intense pulsed light. The IPL device, such as the Apilux SmartPro, emits light pulses into the epidermis which are then absorbed by the pigments. This energy turns into heat and reduces the dark spots. Finally, certain cosmetic products can also have a lightening effect: the Lux serum and the Biolift mask from the Action de Gala line, the Primaluce line by Bioline or Timexpert White by Germaine de Capuccini. A good foundation can also hide these small defects effectively. Stagecolor even offers a water-resistant foundation, a must in the summer!

Whether you choose one or the other method listed above, the most important is to consult your aesthetician.

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