Say Sayonara to Sun Spots with Melamix
As the skin ages, it becomes thinner and any long term damage caused by repeated exposure to UV radiation becomes apparent in the form of permanent dark patches of hyperpigmentation.
Dark spots (solar lentigines) or age spots as they are more commonly known instantly add years onto your appearance and are more difficult to disguise cosmetically.
Removing or minimizing age spots has traditionally required removing the outermost layers of the skin through microdermabrasion, chemical peels or other skin resurfacing procedures.
What causes age spots?
Melanin is the brown pigment that gives your skin its tone. Produced in cells known as melanocytes located in the epidermis, these cells are stimulated by sunlight to produce extra melanin which gives the appearance of having a tan.
Repeated exposure to UV rays over the years damages melanocytes so that they constantly produce too much melanin.
Areas of this hyperpigmentation can be identified by flat brown spots that often manifest on the face and back of the hands.
Reverse age spots with Melamix™
Melamix ™ is a skin lightener and blending cream that forms part of ZO ® Medical Therapeutic Solutions, a prescription only skincare line recently launched by the world renowned Dr. Zein Obagi.
Containing 4% hydroquinone, this active ingredient penetrates the skin to stop the production of melanin in the melanocytes.
Melamix ™ then works to reverse visible age spots by gradually bleaching areas of hyperpigmentation on your skin.
Who’s Melamix ™ suitable for?
Melamix ™ is perfect for aging skin or if you suffer from hyperpigmentation or sun-damaged skin.
It reduces the appearance of a variety of pigmentation issues besides age spots, including freckles, chloasma (patches of pigmentation that appear during pregnancy), and melasma (facial pigmentation).
Enhancing results with Melamix ™
Melamix ™ requires close doctor supervision due to the powerful effect of hydroquinone on the skin.
Often, another ZO ® Medical product Brightenex ™ is recommended for use first in order to prepare the skin for Melamix ™ which is a more potent formula.
A thin application of Melamix ™ should be applied to the affected area twice daily or as recommended.
It is vital to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when using Melamix ™ because even minimal exposure to sunlight can reverse the bleaching effect and cause melanocytes to start producing melanin.
To find out more about Melamix ™ and hyperpigmentation, call Cosmetic Doctor on 01 685 3100 to book a skin assessment consultation.