Clear skin makes this mum blogger very happy!
Pregnancy can leave many women with darker patches of skin on the face which can last months and even years after baby has been born.
Thankfully there is a treatment which can reduce and even remove this unwanted pigmentation and a satisfied Garrett Clinic client has been blogging about how great her results are.
The Obagi Nu-Derm System helps to rejuvenate the skin from the inside out, reversing the effects of pregnancy pigmentation, ageing and sun damaged skin.
But don’t just take our word for it. Model and Mum of three, Rachael Lalji, 38, suffered from unwanted pigmentation after her pregnancies and came to the clinic for advice on safe treatments to improve her complexion.
She has been so delighted with the results of the course she has blogged about her progress (see her videos here).
The Obagi products saw Rachael’s skin undergoing some peeling to be replaced by fresh, clear skin free of dark pigmentation.
She says: “I’m on an 18 week course and still have 3 weeks left. The results have been amazing – better than I could have imagined.
“I had bad pigmentation due to my three pregnancies and the six-step routine has really improved both the pigmentation appearance and feel of my skin.
“The first six to eight weeks were the hardest with my skin being sore and peeling daily, but I stuck with it and from week nine my skin was glowing and soft. I’ve had the odd few days of peeling since then, but nothing noticeable and I can now leave the house make-up-free and confident.
“The course has also gotten me into a good habit of applying factor 50 sunscreen daily which I never did before I can’t recommend this system highly enough.”
Lee Garrett, founder of The Garrett Clinic in Harley Street says: “The pregnancy glow that many women enjoy in pregnancy can be blighted by pigmentation of the skin which can occur in up to 75% of pregnancies.
“During pregnancy, your skin is more sensitive to the sun so it is vitally important to use a good moisturiser that contains UVA protection and to cover any exposed skin on your body with sun cream that is at least SPF15.
“But the pigmentation caused by pregnancy hormones, while aggravated by sunlight, cannot always be avoided.
“Severe pigmentation in pregnancy is called chloasma, and this can look like a butterfly-shaped mask that appears across the face which looks dark on fair skin and light on dark skin.
“It usually disappears after the birth but can take some time, in some cases several years.
“At the core of the Obagi peel system are two prescription-only creams. One fades sun spots in a matter of weeks, whilst the second stimulates collagen production, leading to smoother, stronger skin. The ‘peel’ refers to the low concentration of the chemical trichloroacetic acid in the products.
“The creams work at the cellular level to improve skin cell function, penetrating deeper levels of the skin to slough away dead unattractive skin.”
It should be noted that as pigmentation is triggered by hormones women who take the contraceptive pill or are on hormone replacement therapy may also suffer from chloasma.
To book a consultation at The Garrett Clinic call 020 3355 4399