05/31/2012 (press release: Online PR) // Monique Cockerill
Pigmentation occurs when the body produces too much or too little melanin [http://www.channel4embarrassingillnesses.com/conditions/skin-pigmentation-problems/]. Research shows that pigmentation will increase significantly – particularly in Asian skin (Asian skin contains increased amounts of melanin, making it more susceptible to pigmentation [http://www.pigmentationcentre.co.uk/asian-skin-pigmentation.html]) – following UV exposure due to increased amount of melanin in the skin, which becomes damaged or unhealthy from the sun.
Naseem Akhtar at The Harley Medical Group, says: “Pigmentation is caused by a variety of factors, including pregnancy hormones, but it is especially triggered by the sun’s UV. Although pigmentation is difficult to avoid despite wearing sun creams, it can be effectively treated.
The most effective treatments for pigmentation on Asian skin types at The Harley Medical Group are the Agera Skin Peel and the Obaji Blue Peel in conjunction with the Nuderm Product system. These applied treatments in comparison to laser methods are advised as a better option for Asian women who often suffer from pigmentation as a result of hormonal changes.
The Citric, Lactic, Salicylic and Ascorbic acid in Agera Peels work in tandem to lift darker, pigmented areas of the skin. Alternatively, Obaji Nuderm products should be used to prep the skin to a healthy state, prior to moving on to the intensive Blue Peel. Obaji Blue Peel removes surface layers of aged and damaged skin, replacing them with healthier ones, allowing the skin’s natural own clarity and tightness to resurface.
At home skincare options include The Harley Medical Group’s Anti-Ageing Youth Serum and the Advanced Lightening Cream. The Anti-Ageing Youth serum contains Daisy Extract, which provides a skin lightening effect, making it an effective treatment for pigmentation. Similarly, the Advanced Lightening Cream contains Mulberry extract, which helps to brighten skin tone and reduces age spots and melanin production. Both the serum and the cream can be used to help enhance non-surgical treatments, or can be used by themselves.”
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
The Harley Medical Group is the UK and Ireland’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery group. It has been established since 1983 and is one of the most highly regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK. It has treated over 500,000 patients to date.
The Harley Medical Group works tirelessly to maintain the highest standards in the industry for the benefits all cosmetic surgery and non-surgical patients. We are currently at the forefront of the campaign to ensure that the Government continues to regulate the use of certain laser types used in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments so that patients are protected from rogue practitioners.
In 2004, The Harley Medical Group’s Chairman Mel Braham, at the request of the Department of Health became a member of the department’s Steering Committee, set up to oversee the introduction of new regulations covering the entire Cosmetic Surgery sector. All of The Harley Medical Group’s clinics are registered with the Care Quality Commission. There are now 31 clinics in the UK and Ireland: London (Harley Street, Wimbledon, The City, Chiswick, Finchley & Watford), Marlow, Birmingham, Leeds, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Chester, Nottingham, Southampton, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Dublin, Northampton, Cambridge, Maidstone, Belfast, Reading, Sheffield, Liverpool, Bromley, Glasgow, Cheltenham, Leicester and Guildford. Patients can have permanent hair removal in London at all of the Group’s clinics, as well as in their other clinics across the UK.
The Harley Medical Group is renowned for introducing and pioneering most new surgical and non-surgical techniques to the UK and Irish markets. All new treatments and techniques are first thoroughly researched and tested before they are submitted for approval by the Group’s Medical Advisory Board.
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