When you have persistently dull and uneven skin tone you lack confidence. Discolouration is a common concern and one that is easily treated. At Māyura, we will aim to restore your healthy glow. Speak to our skin specialist and we will advise you of the best ways to rejuvenate your skin and address this concern.
What is Skin Discolouration?
Dark spots and visible skin imperfections are products of skin discolouration. Common ways you can suffer from skin discolouration can include having age spots, hyper-pigmentation. melasma, pregnancy mask, photo-ageing and freckles caused by the sun.
What Are the Causes for Dark Spots?
There can be many reasons that you start to develop dark spots. They can also present in different ways. The common causes for dark spots can include:
Damage to your skin caused by injury or illness can increase the amount of melanin to the skin causing it to darken or cause hyper-pigmentation. Hyper-pigmentation is darkening due to an increased amount of melanin in the skin.
If you have fluctuating hormone levels you may develop grayish brown patches on your face. This is called Melasma.
If you have suffered from acne trauma, you can be left with significant marks called Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation.
What are the causes of light and patchy skin tone?
Sometimes your skin can also lighten which can make it look patchy. Some common causes for light and patchy skin tone can include lightening of the skin due to damage, which is called hypo-pigmentation or Vitiligo. Vitiligo is a condition that occurs when you stop producing melanin and the results are white patches on the skin.
What Can Sun damage Do to Affect Skin Tone?
One of the primary causes of skin damage is repeated exposure to the sun. When your skin is overexposed to the sun, it begins to tan. When tanning cells become overactive it results in discolouration and ageing. Sun damage can manifest in white spots, brown spots, redness and other symptoms.
Would it be Beneficial to Have a Skin Exam?
It is important for everyone to have skin exams regularly. Some changes of skin are indications of a more serious condition and need to be examined as soon as possible. If spots on your skin change colour or shape, this can be indicative of skin cancer. Similarly, oddly shaped spots can indicate a bacterial or fungal infection. If you notice either of these, you should make an appointment as soon as you can.
What Can Māyura Do to Help?
Our dermal thereapist at Māyura can take you through the many non-invasive treatments that can be used to hydrate and replenish your skin. We will discuss your skin concerns and what we can do to help you with the best option for your skin.