Sun Damage

Envy Beauty Lab Treatments

Hyperpigmentation and Sun Damage

Hyperpigmentation such as sun damage or darkening of the skin can appear in spots. More commonly known as liver spots or age spots, it can appear anywhere on the face or body. It can affect anyone of any age or race, although this is a skin concern more prevalent among certain ethnicities such as Asian, Mediterranean, African, or Latin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin forms deposits in the skin. It can be caused by ageing, hormones, pregnancy, birth control pills, skin products, acne, cosmetic treatments or be an indication of your overall health. The main cause of hyperpigmentation in light-skinned people is years of accumulated sun damage. This occurs as the sun stimulates the production of melanin, causing excess colouration to appear in patches on the skin. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) occurs after injury or inflammation, such as acne psoriasis or a burn. Again it is more common in darker-skinned people. Like melasma, PIH can be difficult to treat when it involves a deeper skin layer.

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Although there is no ‘cure’ for hyperpigmentation, here at Envy we offer some very effective treatments that lighten the appearance of the patches and spots, creating a more clear and creamy complexion. Also referred to as our Light and Bright treatment!

IPL Treatments
IPL Treatments will successfully lighten or remove hyperpigmentation in as little as one to three sessions. We use a Candela laser called the Nordlys for this treatment and we're the first clinic in Calgary and Southern Alberta to have this incredible technology!

Chemical Peels
Chemical peels can successfully minimise the appearance of hyperpigmentation. The acidic chemicals in our formulations provide varying levels of exfoliation with medical grade ingredients found naturally in plants and fruit. All our chemical peels are safe and clinically proven to be significantly effective in reducing the appearance of sun damage or age spots.

Topical Homecare Treatments
Our range of topical homecare treatments provide highly effective pharmaceutical and medical grade skincare solutions, whatever the problem. To treat hyperpigmentation and sun damage we have a variety of options.

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