Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in colour than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin colour, forms deposits in the skin.
Age or ‘liver’ spots are a common form of hyperpigmentation. They occur due to sun damage and these small, darkened patches are usually found on the hands and face or other areas frequently exposed to the sun.
Hyperpigmentation is also evident in melasma (also known as ‘the mask of pregnancy’) or chloasma spots, which are larger patches of darker skin that usually occur as a result of hormonal changes (during pregnancy, for example).
Freckles are an inherited example of hyperpigmentation, while acne scars and other injuries to the skin are examples of external causes.
Aesthetic Virtue is a London-based skin care clinic offering skin peel treatments to improve the appearance of the skin. This Harley Street london Clinic clinic has state-of-the-art facilities and enables patients to enjoy a comfortable and welcoming environment throughout their treatment.
Our doctors are all fully accredited, advanced practitioners with years of experience in using chemical peels to provide stunning results. At Aesthetic Virtue in London, our treatments are very much tailored to the individual. We will always strive to give you a naturally fabulous end result that exceeds your expectations and makes you feel confident about your appearance.
Theraderm’s skincare products were developed by a plastic surgeon and are designed to offer a simple, healthy and safe way to rejuvenate the skin. Theraderm’s products are only available from doctors and other suitably qualified medical professionals, and combine the principles of medicine with nature and chemistry.
The Theraderm Skin Renewal System is recommended - this dramatically reduces healing time, when used before and after the peel. The Theraderm four step systems, combined with the LA Peel, provides exemplary results and a high level of patient satisfaction.
The Obagi Skin Peels give amazing results because of a transformation at a deeper cellular level of the skin. Obagi can peel, rejuvenate and de-pigment any type of skin safely, which means that it is even effective for darker skin types.
By using the Obagi Nu-Derm skin products at home for at least six weeks, followed by the Obagi Blue Peel, you can expect to see the following results: a more even skin tone; diminished fine facial lines and wrinkles; the reduction of age spots and hyperpigmentation; improvement in elasticity; normal oil production and skin that is more able to hold moisture; blemish correction; improvement in active acne and the correction of acne scars. Your skin should also have a better defence against external factors.
Chemical skin peels, such as the Obagi Blue Skin Peel, work at a much deeper level than cosmeceutical products brought over the counter at your local pharmacy. Over-the-counter products usually only work on the top layer of dead skin, masking the damaged skin without addressing its causes. Professional skin care products, such as those used by Aesthetic Virtue, transform the health of your skin at a much deeper level.
Theraderm LA Peels are medically classed as superficial to medium peels. They contain a combination of Resorcinol, Lactic and Salicylic acid, and are stronger than glycolic or salicylic acid peels alone. LA Peels tend to be recommended for more difficult to treat skin conditions.
The LA Peel is part of the Theraderm Skin Health Program and is designed to be used in combination with a home use skin care maintenance system to ensure the best results. The LA Peel is a superficial peeling agent that causes exfoliation and peeling of the outer layers of the skin, leading to the reduction of wrinkles and evening out of skin tones.
The Obagi Blue Peel can significantly enhance the health and appearance of your skin, making you look rejuvenated and giving your complexion a healthy glow. The peel is applied by one of our qualified doctors based on the level of skin damage.
You will need to use the Obagi Nu-Derm skin products you are given prior to your treatment as these are an essential part of the Obagi skin care system. When used together, the products complement each other to balance the pH level of your skin, so that the active ingredients in the chemical peel can do their job and penetrate the area of skin needing treatment.
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Can hyperpigmentation be prevented?
Yes, by limiting exposure to sun light and using sun protection at all times including under make up.
Can hyperpigmentation be treated?
There are various treatments for hyperpigmentation. These usually involve a skin care regime such as the Obagi Nu-Derm range followed by an Obagi Blue Peel, or the Theraderm range followed by the LA peel. A thorough consultation will allow you to pick a treatment regime that is most suited to your lifestyle and to the problem at hand.
Will the hyperpigmentation return if I stop using the treatments?
As the skin is a very dynamic organ that is constantly exposed to the elements, once any treatment is stopped, there is a tendency for the original problem to recur. However, the treatments mentioned above are also used for skin rejuvenation and maintaining healthy skin, so most patients continue to use them as their routine skin care.
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Mr Patel, South London
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Mrs Keystowe, Kensington
Mr McEverly, Essex
Mrs Lumley, London
Miss Iliff, London
All my questions were addressed, treatment options, outcomes, potential side effects and after-care instructions were very clear. And the procedure was far less painful than I had imagined!
A gentle hand… you might have very possibly cured my needle-phobia finally! And thank goodness, as everybody thinks I’m looking younger and fresher now!
A clinic that insists on natural results! Fabulous! Now I’m loving the compliments.
Dr Raina has been my doctor for the last 18 months, and she will be for many months longer.
Recently my 20 year old daughter (who has beautiful full lips) told me she wanted to get her lips enlarged and that she had already spoken to another doctor about it, who was willing to do it for her. I took her along with me to discuss it with Dr Raina who explained to her that her natural lips are very nice and in proportion with the rest of her face. She mentioned that more volume will ruin the proportions and she would look ‘done’. We are both very grateful for the honesty there.
A very professional, honest and straightforward doctor with surgical skills to match! My right earlobe split 6 years ago, and I was too anxious to have it repaired.
Now, I have no idea why I didn’t get it done sooner!
After discussing the pros and cons of removing the mole on my face, I finally underwent the procedure. Three months on, I am very pleased with the result. I appreciate the no frills honesty and straightforwardness.
Highly professional… I will certainly be recommending you!