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1. Why is skin lightening important in pigmented skin discoloration?

Most successful treatments of pigmented skin discoloration use a combination of sunscreen and skin product containing ingredients which prevent melanin production.

2. What are the benefits of Sunscreen?

Maintain skin colour.
Prevent blemishes or dark spot from further darkening or appearing.
Prevent sun-induced wrinkles.

3. Why is sun protection important in effective treatment of Hyperpigmentation?

Prevents sun-rays from penetrating the skin to stimulate overproduction of melanin (colour pigmentation).

4. What is the required Sun Protection Factor in South Africa?

SPF 15 and above is recommended in South Africa.

5. What is a Sun Protection Factor?

The level of sun protection of the sunscreen.

6. What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is the result of overproduction of melanin which gives skin and hair its color.
Overproduction of melanin leads to blemishes or uneven skin tone.

7. How do we choose the Sunscreen?

A sunscreen is chosen according to the level of sun protection factor (SPF).

8. What is a Sunscreen?

It is a skin care product used to protect the skin against harmful sun-rays.

9. What cause Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is caused by overproduction of melanin which is stimulated by excessive sun - exposure, hormones or scarring.

10. What is Chloasma?

Chloasma is a skin pigmentation on the cheeks, forehead and upper lips which is caused by pregnancy and birth control pills.


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