Learn more about hyperpigmentation and how Obagi products can help
Hyperpigmentation (Brown Patches/Spots) – The Causes and The Treatments
Throughout a person’s life, their skin is exposed to UV-A and UV-B radiation. This radiation (rays) come mostly from the sun. Even on cloudy days, sun rays hit and penetrate the skin. As a consequence of decades of sun exposure, the speed at which skin cells regenerate slows down.
Without proper sun protection, the mix of New vs. Old skin cells are altered. Newer and more vibrant cells are less common, and the older duller ones are more apparent. To make the appearance of older skin less healthy is the simultaneous slow down of collagen and elastin as well as its breakdown.
During the ageing process people often mention common signs such as wrinkles around the eyes, and less vibrance in the skin. Most of these comments are talking about the surface-level appearance of the skin. Although, it is important to also consider what is happening underneath and structurally to the skin. Often the sagginess associated with older skin is happening at a much deeper level than what happens on the surface.
Areas commonly affected:
- The most common types of UV ray referred to is UVA and UVB. A good way to remember the impact each has on the skin is to think UV-A (A is for ageing of the skin) and UV-B (B is for burning of the skin).
- When a person’s skin is exposed to UVA rays, the body jumps into action to protect the skin. It does this by stimulating melanin and activating pigment in the higher levels of the skin cell. This leads to tan being produced very quickly but then disappearing rapidly once the skin is no longer exposed.
- Sounds good, right? Wrong. The skin is doing this to protect itself. It’s in panic mode to stop its structure from being damaged and altered.
- UVB stimulates the skin in a different way. Because of the wave frequency, it causes the production of brand new melanin. This slower action leads to more pigment being produced over several days.
- This sounds healthier than UVA, right? Wrong again. No amount of tan can be classed as ‘healthy’.
Hyperpigmentation Products Explained
Obagi Medical Laboratories have spent tireless hours and dollars researching the occurrence and remedies for hyperpigmentation and skin ageing.
The Obagi Nu-Derm® Fx System is the primary system available within the portfolio. Alongside its more robust alternatives (book consultation to find out more), Nu-Derm Fx is the Number #1 dispensed skincare system by physicians.
This system is so transformational because it penetrates deep into the skin's surface and structure to affect the function at a cellular level.
This action works by penetrating deep into the various layers of the skin and then correcting the damage from the inside.
This all combines to reduce dark spots and produce younger, healthier-looking skin.
The Obagi Nu-Derm Range is especially suited to:
- Age and Brown Spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sagging and lax skin
- Rough and uneven skin
- Hyperpigmented and discoloured skin
- Sallow / unhealthy complexion
It is specifically designed in two versions:
- 1) Normal to Oily
- 2) Normal to Dry.
Book a consultation today with one of our Obagi experts and learn if Nu-Derm is suitable for you and your skin.
Rachel Lugo's Review
Don’t just take our word for the efficacy of Obagi Medical Products, celebrities who have access to all of the world’s products still choose Obagi as their skincare company.
Take the Real Housewives of Cheshire Star, Rachel Lugo. She used Obagi Medical Products for to alleviate severe hyperpigmentation on her face and as you can see from her before and after photos below, she got amazing results!
To see her full review, check out her Instagram at @rachellugo1.
Well done, Rachel!