Lamelle benefits- products & treatments
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What is a Dermaroller and what does it do?
Skin needling is a procedure that involves puncturing the skin multiple times with small needles attached to a cylindrical roller (Dermaroller) to induce collagen growth and improve atrophic (depressed) acne scarring.
Pioneered by Dr. Andre Camirand in the late 1990s as an evolutionary step from scar Subcision, it simply involves the use of manually applied skin rollers that have around 200 fine surgical steel needles attached to the roller mechanism. It’s applied directly to the skin in a crisscross motion.
The objective is to stimulate or puncture the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production, smooth skin and promote scar or stretch mark reduction through the skins natural wound healing process.
For the medical grade level application of skin needling, the target of the needles and penetration is the upper dermis called the intermediate reticular dermis.
The effects of skin needling differ according to needle gauge, length and the manual pressure that’s used with the roller. Therefore the level of skin invasion and subsequent inflammation on the skin can vary from gentle stimulation to piercing the skin and drawing fluids, i.e., blood and lymph.
Advanced Pigmentation Solutions
- Inhibits 8 steps of the pigmentation pathway.
- Maximum efficacy across the entire pigment pathway.
- Patented pigment blocking peptides are combined with conventional skin brightening ingredients.
- The most advanced pigmentation home programme.
What Is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is when the skin appears dark, blotchy, and uneven in colour. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin colour, forms excess deposits in the skin as a form of protection. There are different forms of hyperpigmentation which differ in depth and cause. Hyperpigmentation can affect skin colour of people of any race, although darker skin types tend to struggle more. Hyperpigmentation is a very difficult condition to treat and is dependant on the depth of that pigment.
Epidermal (superficial) hyperpigmentation
This hyperpigmentation can be treated effectively with cosmeceutical products containing active de-pigmenting ingredients as it sits in the epidermis.
Dermal (deeper hyper pigmentation)
This hyper pigmentation cannot be treated effectively with any cosmeceutical de-pigmentation ingredient as it lies in the dermal layer. The only effective treatments are specific pigment lasers.
A mixture of epidermal and dermal hyper-pigmentation
Certain cosmeceuticals containing active de-pigmenting ingredients will be effective in reducing the epidermal hyperpigmentation; however the dermal pigmentation will remain unaffected.
There are a number of different factors that can trigger hyperpigmentation namely:
Sun damage is a very common trigger for hyperpigmentation, especially in hotter climates such as Africa’s. Freckles, age spots, and other darkened skin patches can become darker or more pronounced when skin is exposed to the sun. This happens because melanin absorbs the energy of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays in order to protect the skin from damage.
Melasma or Chloasma is hyperpigmentation triggered by hormonal changes/influences. Pregnancy, for example, can trigger overproduction of melanin that causes hyperpigmentation on the face. Melasma frequently reduces after pregnancy. Women who take birth control pills may also develop hyperpigmentation because their bodies undergo similar kinds of hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy.
Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is another form of hyperpigmentation that is caused by any type of trauma to the skin. (e.g. Acne) Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) causes skin darkening and discoloration that show up as spots, or as large patches on a person’s skin. This is because cells that normally produce brown pigment evenly across your skin produce too much melanin. This happens because of an inflammatory reaction in the skin, or injury to the skin. Although PIH can occur in all skin types, it is more common in people from African, Asian, Latin, and Indian backgrounds and can affect men and women equally.
What Makes The Luminesce Range Unique?
Luminesce addresses hyperpigmentation by reducing melanin production at several points in its production as opposed to just one path. Using a unique blend of 15 different depigmentation agents, the Luminesce system inhibits pigmentation production before, during and after melanin synthesis. This wider inhibiting effect is an industry leader and has positioned Lamelle Research Laboratories’ Luminesce range as one of the most innovative in the industry. Lamelle Research Laboratories has been using innovative peptides (i.e. Oligopeptide-34) for treating pigmentation since 2006 and has just added three new peptides to this program. Luminesce offers brilliant results in combating epidermal hyperpigmentation, and the combination of the peptides used in Luminesce will also stimulate fibroblast activity to provide an anti-ageing solution to the skin.