Hyper-pigmentation – Description
Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches of the skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of Melanin the brown pigment that produces our normal skin colour forms deposits in the skin. Hyperpigmentation can affect the skin color of people of every race. However Asian, African and Mediterranean skins are more likely to develop Hyperpigmentation.
Age or “liver” spots are a common form of Hyperpigmentation. They occur as a result of sun damage and are referred to by doctors as “solar lentigines”. These small dark patches are usually found on the hands, face, decollete or other areas frequently exposed to the sun.
Melasma or Chloasma spots are larger areas of darkened skin that appear most often as a result of hormonal changes. Pregnancy can trigger an over production of Melanin that shows itself on the face and abdomen.
Women who take birth control pills or menapause hormones may also experience hyperpigmentation.
Skin diseases such as acne may leave dark spots after the condition has cleared. Some surgeries or injuries to the skin may also leave darkened areas.
Smokers melanosis is a discoloration around the mouth area.
All these “darkened areas” become more intense when exposed to the sun.
Do‘s & Don’ts
Be sure to:
Wear a sunscreen . It must be “broad spectrum” (i.e. It blocks both UVA and UVB rays) because a single day of unprotected sun exposure can undo months of treatment.
Apply the Dr. Baumann Bleaching Cream night and day to gently lighten the dark areas on the skin in a safe “chemical free way”.
Fragrance when outdoors in the sun.
Be careful with laser treatments, deep chemical peels and herbal peels (make sure that you follow the after care precisely.)
Apply sun protection products containing only skin friendly or skin identical ingredients – free of chemical preservatives, chemical sunscreens, mineral oils, fragrance and colorants.
Avoid damaging chemical skin lightners.
Enjoy a course of 6-8 Deep Peel Dr Baumann treatments at your Dr Baumann location.
|Cleansing Milk||Cleansing Milk||Cleansing Milk|
|Facial Tonic||Facial Tonic||Cleansing Gel|
|Cream Mask||Liposome Multiactive E+C||Tonic Lotion|
|Peeling mild, medium or strong
(according to skin condition)
|Liposome Mask||Liposome Super|
|Bleaching Cream (day and night)||Vitamin A Ampoule||Face and Body Peeling|
|Liposome-Vitamin-Ceramid Mask||Peeling mild, medium or strong (according to skin condition)||Gel Mask|
|Ampoule Vitamin E, A, Lipid||Bleaching Cream (day and night)||Bleaching Cream (day and night)|
|Eye Cream||Self Tanning Lotion||Eye Cream|
|Eye Gel||Eye Gel|