Sunlight and Skin Pigmentation Problems

Uneven pigmentation is one of the most common signs of ageing. Skin pigmentation treatment in London can help to get rid of these dark patches, which are often known as sun spots or age spots. Many of us will start to develop uneven patches of darker skin, particularly on areas of our body that have been exposed to the sun, such as our face, hands, and shoulders. The reason why these spots tend to cluster here is that they are caused by damaging UVA rays which can penetrate deep into the skin and accelerate the ageing process.

UVA is a component of sunlight that can stimulate skin cells called melanocytes. The melanocytes are responsible for producing a pigment called melanin, which is what creates the brown colour in our skin. We all have differing levels of melanin in our skin, which contributes to our skin tone, but we will also see more of it if we get a tan. Although the tan goes away if we keep out of the sun, the effects of sunlight on our melanocytes can last longer, and might not fade until you have skin pigmentation treatment in London.

Over time, the damage that our skin endures can cause the melanocytes to create uneven patches of melanin, which look like uneven blotches of darker skin. Although protecting yourself from the sun can help at any age, the bad news is that these spots can develop because of damage that was done many years ago. Often, they are the result of many years of sun exposure, but that doesn‘t mean that there is nothing you can do to get rid of them.

Skin pigmentation treatment is done using lasers or skin peels can help to even out your skin tone and get rid of these dark patches. However, it will still be important to keep protecting your skin from the sun, in order to prevent more damage and pigmentation problems.

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