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12.10.20 (Updated 01.08.22)
Pigmentation refers to the discolouring of the skin and can relate to either darkening or lightening of the skin. Hyperpigmentation, on the other hand, is the specific name given to a condition that causes your skin to darken.
Pigmentation results when levels of melanin in the body get out of balance. Melanin is the natural pigment that is responsible for giving our skin, hair and eyes their unique colour. A destabilisation in melanin production can be triggered by a huge variety of factors, but some of the most common causes of pigmentation include too much sun exposure, hormonal changes, ageing, or trauma to the skin. Inflammation is one of the leading causes of skin pigmentation.
Pigmentation can be localised to small patches of skin or it might affect your entire body. Whilst pigmentation is usually harmless, it can occasionally be indicative of an underlying medical condition so if you’re concerned make sure to book an appointment with your doctor. The fact remains, however, that pigmentation tends to be a cosmetic, rather than a medical, issue for the vast majority of people.
If you’re worried about pigmentation and it’s affecting the way you feel or who you see when you look in the mirror then rest assured that there are steps you can take to placate it and get back to looking and feeling like yourself again. LYMA’s new at-home laser system (that includes an Active Mist and a revolutionary serum) could reduce your skin hyperpigmentation in as little as five weeks.
There are several types of pigmentation, all of which the LYMA Laser can help to treat. Some of the most common types of pigmentation are outlined here:
Melasma is thought to result from hormonal changes and imbalances, and is most likely to develop during pregnancy or menopause. Melasma most commonly appears on the stomach and face.
Sometimes referred to as liver spots, sunspots are common in older people. Sunspots get their name from the fact that they’re a result of accumulated excess sun exposure (hence their propensity to develop later in life). The hands and face are most prone to this kind of pigmentation as these areas of the body are most routinely exposed to the sun.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation generally comes about as a result of injury to, or inflammation of, the skin. Blemishes, for example, can be a precursor to developing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Originally developed as a medical laser in a research unit in Leipzig, the LYMA Laser’s original purpose was to heal injuries that had occurred deep inside the body without having to resort to invasive surgery. During the medical laser’s clinical trial period, it emerged that when the Laser passed through the skin in order to reach the damaged tissue, the skin began to visibly transform. In the course of these initial trials researchers noticed that the Laser had a profound ability to tackle pigmentation, blemishes and scarring, as well as to smooth wrinkles and reduce inflammation.
When used consistently, the LYMA Laser’s unique photobiomodulation beam technology restores the cell function in lower layers of the skin such that it is able to reverse the visible signs of ageing including sunspots and other age-related pigmentation, rejuvenating the skin and restoring it to a more youthful state.
Results like these have never been seen before in the treatment of hyperpigmentation, and the accidental development of the LYMA Laser marks the beginning of a whole new category of beauty devices that could seriously change the way we approach skincare therapy in the future.
The LYMA Laser is the best laser to remove skin pigmentation within weeks. If you can commit to applying the laser to the problem area for just 15 minutes each day, you can expect to see stark results within the first month. For best results, however, you should continue to administer the laser daily for three months. Only then will you really be able to realise that the LYMA Laser is the best pigmentation treatment at home.
No - there are no side effects associated with using the LYMA Laser. With the LYMA Laser you will be at zero risk of infection, scabbing or reddening.
As if that weren’t enough, using the LYMA Laser is pain-free and can be used anywhere on the body, even around the eye area which is famously sensitive to laser treatment, and you won’t need so much as to wear goggles. Zero pain: pure gain.
Making some small adjustments to your diet and supplementing with LYMA’s formula can complement the use of the LYMA Laser and further help to reduce pigmentation.
Because inflammation is a leading cause of pigmentation, if you want to restore the colour in your skin it stands to reason that you need to incorporate more antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory foods into your diet. Leafy green vegetables, plant-based whole foods, berries and dark chocolate are all great. The best foods for fighting pigmentation, however? Lycopene-rich tomatoes, guava, grapefruit and red bell peppers. In fact any red or orange fruit or vegetable is great as these foods are high in lycopene. Lycopene has been clinically proven to have a lightening effect on skin, and to help reduce dark patches and protect against sunburn.
The LYMA supplement contains lycopene in the form of Lycored Lycopene™; a powerful, technology-enhanced natural form of the carotenoid. Lycopene supports the body by giving you a healthy dose of anti-inflammatories, providing you with a natural and powerful beauty-boost and helping to reduce excess pigmentation by restoring hormonal balance and improving your overall health.
LYMA’s formula also contains HydroCurc® - the only patented form of curcumin on the supplement market. Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, is highly anti-inflammatory and can support your body in the fight against pigmentation-causing free radicals. By supplementing with HydroCurc™, your body is able to absorb 250% more curcumin than is possible by obtaining it through diet alone.
From fighting fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and skin redness, to improving the appearance of scarring, blemishes, sagging skin and bruising, the LYMA Laser is uniquely positioned to deliver more than any other at home laser product on the market. Proven results, confidence you can feel; the LYMA difference is everything.