Condition:

Spots

What is it?

There are different types of spots which can appear in different shapes and colours throughout the body. Some are congenital in nature, present since birth, and others will manifest themselves over time due to other factors.

 

Most spots are the result of skin hyperpigmentation. Due to excessive exposure to the sun, hormonal variations, genetic predispositions, or skin trauma, hyperpigmentation occurs when the melanocyte cells of the body produce excessive amounts of melanin – the brown pigment that colors the skin. The excessive production of melanin then piles up in some localized areas, causing small spots on the surface of the skin that contrast with the color of the clearer, surrounding skin.

 

Other spots are related to vascular malformation caused by abnormal dilation of the blood vessels. While this phenomenon occurs more often due to skin aging, it can also be attributed to prolonged and repeated exposure to the sun.

 

Attention !
It is advisable to monitor the evolution of these types of spots. If they change in size, shape, color or if they are bleeding, it is important to consult a doctor immediately.

How to prevent?

Solar protection

Protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun with high quality sun protection, focusing on the most exposed areas where the spots most often appear: the face, the hands, the neckline, the shoulders and the arms. Also, plan your outdoor activities while the sun is not at its highest point, wear wide hats and clothing during exposure and avoid tanning salons.

Be informed

Avoid photosensitizing products that make the skin more sensitive to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Many fragrances contain essential oil extracts that can increase this sensitivity. Some medicines, cosmetics and deodorants are also photosensitizers. Ask a health care professional about the products you apply to your body before exposing yourself to the sun.

Exfoliation

Exfoliate your skin to remove dead cells on the skin surface and promote cell renewal. The superficial brown spots will be easier to remove.

Serums & creams

Use specialized serums and anti-spot creams.

Healthy lifestyle

Avoid tobacco, coffee, alcohol and spicy foods that can promote the formation of certain types of spots.

How to treat?

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Fractional lasers


Different types of fractional lasers help to improve problematic spots. Although there are different types, the basic principle is the same: the energy of the laser causes superficial microscopic lesions on the skin to force the latter to repair itself. The new epidermal cells reveal radiant-looking skin and a uniform complexion.

The type of laser used depends on the color of the skin and the nature of the irregular pigmentation to be treated. An improvement is usually noted following a few sessions.

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Medical lasers


These lasers emit an intense beam of light at a precise wavelength, which targets a type of tissue in treated body region. When the energy beam reaches its target, it is absorbed and transformed into heat: a heat that inactivates or destroys the cells in the targeted region. All excessive and non-homogeneous irregular pigmentation are eliminated.

The type of laser used depends on the color of the skin and the nature of the irregular pigmentation to be treated. An improvement is usually noted following a few sessions.

Photorajeunissement

Photorejuvenation


Our pulsed light platforms will correct the imperfections of the complexion, such as pigment spots, and can decrease certain vascular disorders. Delivered by a series of pulses, the light targets colour contrasts beneath the skin in order to dry it out and remove small blood vessels and visible brown or red spots.

Glycolic acid peel


Natural glycolic fruit acid is applied to the skin at different concentrations. This chemically exfoliates a thin outer layer of dead skin cells to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and discolorations for a more radiant, glowing complexion. Although the treatment is applied superficially, the natural glycolic acids penetrate deep into the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and result in a gradual lightening effect over a series of treatments.

Diamond-tip Microdermabrasion


Microdermabrasion mechanically removes dead stratum corneum cells (the outermost layer of the epidermis) with a small applicator tip coated in diamond crystals. It helps renew skin by speeding up the skin-regeneration process, unclogging pores, and refining skin’s texture. This 1-hour rejuvenating treatment stimulates the production of collagen and elastin and helps to reduce the appearance of discolorations on the surface of the skin.

Complementary products

FUNCTIONALAB
Spot Corrector Serum

Sérum anti-tâches

This unique formula combines multiple active ingredients that help to visibly reduce the number, size and intensity of pigment spots in addition to slowing down melanin production. It is a safe, effective and non-irritating lightening product.

FUNCTIONALAB
Glycolic Acid 5% Night Cream

Crème de nuit 5%

This complex of glycolic acid and botanical ingredients exerts a gentle, skin-smoothing and exfoliating action. Used regularly, it reduces the appearance of wrinkles, smooths skin texture, and boosts radiance.

FUNCTIONALAB
Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

Ecran solaire minérale

This light-weight, 100% mineral sunscreen with a wide-spectrum SPF 50, protects the skin against photo damage caused by UVA and UVB rays. Enriched with moisturizing argan oil and vitamin E, this powerful screen ensures a daily antioxidant defense and prevents the appearance of visible signs of premature aging of the skin.

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