Smoother Skin Clinic Blog

Understanding Melasma & Why IPL Can Make It Worse

Posted by Andrew on 17-Aug-2017 13:45:00

Do you suffer from dark patches of pigmentation on your upper lip, across your nose, cheekbones or jawline or on your forehead? If you answered yes, you may have Melasma. This common but chronic (meaning it can last for many years) skin condition is identified by dark brown or greyish patches of pigmentation on the face, typically appearing on the upper lip, nose, cheeks, jawline and forehead. It’s more common than you think and many women suffer with it for years before realising what triggers it and how to treat it effectively and safely. 

When treated incorrectly, or when left untreated, Melasma often worsens. There are however, safe and effective treatment options which we will discuss, plus we’ll give you some handy tips to help avoid exacerbating this harmless but confidence-impacting skin condition.

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Topics: Melasma, Pigmentation Removal

Top 4 Causes For Dark Spots of Pigmentation On The Face

Posted by Andrew on 30-Jun-2017 14:14:35

As we age, it’s common to notice areas of darker facial pigmentation, particularly in our sunny climate. You may notice that in Winter it improves slightly, only to return with gusto again in Summer.  Sun exposure is the obvious cause for darker patches of pigmentation on our skin, but what about the lesser-known ones? Is it something you are actually causing?

We discuss the top 4 causes for pigmentation concerns, specifically melasma as many women we see don’t even know they have the condition. 

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Topics: Melasma, Pigmentation Removal

How To Look Years Younger With PicoWay Pigmentation Removal

Posted by Andrew on 20-Apr-2017 08:43:38

Wrinkles and pigmentation – they are the two biggest giveaways for your age. As we get older our skin develops age spots, looks dull and starts to wrinkle and sag. You don’t need to spend a fortune on “miracle” foundation or inject your skin with toxins in an effort to look younger. Through modern research and technology, face and body rejuvenation treatments are now able to tap into our body’s own instinctive repair mechanisms to rejuvenate your skin naturally. Find out how you can trigger your body’s natural healing responses to revive and smooth skin for a younger, refreshed appearance.

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Topics: Facial Rejuvenation, Pigmentation Removal

Top 4 Skin Pigmentation Concerns and Solutions

Posted by Andrew on 22-Feb-2017 11:45:12

Just about everywhere you look, flawless skin is promoted – on the TV, in magazines and by our selfie-obsessed society. Having skin pigmentation concerns can have a real impact on a person’s state of mind. Feeling constantly self-conscious is exhausting and can damage self-esteem and confidence.

So how do you treat your concerns? First, let’s look at 4 of the top pigmentation concerns that we deal with everyday at Detail Smoother Skin Clinic and discuss solutions for them.

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Topics: Pigmentation Removal

How To Safely Remove Sun Damage From The Décolletage

Posted by Andrew on 27-Dec-2016 09:23:55

Pigmentation or solar lentigines on the décolletage, or chest area, is a significant problem for many women in Australia. It can be an area that is overlooked when applying sunscreen and the shade from a hat often doesn’t cover it, leaving your skin susceptible to sun damage. Solar lentigines, are flat tan, brown or black spots that appear on areas of the skin exposed to the sun and seen more frequently with age. 

We see many women who want to improve the appearance of the skin on their chest so that they can start to feel younger and wear the bust line that they want, rather than feeling self-conscious or worrying about trying to cover their pigmentation with concealer or foundation.

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Topics: Pigmentation Removal

Safe Pigmentation Removal For Dark Skin Types

Posted by Andrew on 22-Nov-2016 13:35:41

Visible signs of ageing doesn’t just refer to fine lines and wrinkles. The more telling signs of ageing are age spots. Also called solar lentigines and liver spots, age spots are flat tan, brown or black spots. They usually appear on the face, shoulders, arms and hands — areas most exposed to the sun. They vary in size and are very common in adults older than age 50. With Australia’s harsh climate, we see age spots in clients much younger than this, with people seeking treatment as early as their thirties.

For people with dark skin types, treatment options are limited due to the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on darker skin. PicoWay is the leading technology for safe and effective pigmentation removal for all skin types and is the only choice for skin type III and above.

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Topics: Pigmentation Removal