Congratulations! You learned about the new Lumixyl SilkPeel procedure or the Lumixyl Topical Brightening System, and you took a proactive stand for a clear even skin tone. You put the work in, following the usage guidelines fastidiously, and applied the sunscreen every day – no matter where the day was going to take you. It’s been a few weeks and you already see the healthier brighter skin emerging. It’s like seeing an old friend.
Now the question in your mind is, “If I stop using Lumixyl now that I am happy with my skin, will the hyperpigmentation return?”. This is an important question. The answer really depends on what the original cause of the hyperpigmentation is, and how you care for your skin going forward. Lets review the main categories of hyperpigmentation and how you can keep your skin in tip-top condition:
– Hyperpigmentation caused by hormonal changes: Women typically get this type of hyperpigmentation through hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, and/or menopause. Since Lumixyl will not alter your hormonal patterns (this is not something you want your skincare to tinker with), the hyperpigmentation may return if the conditions that contributed to it in the first place still exist. Fortunately, keeping hyperpigmentation off is generally easier than getting rid of it once you have it. You can reduce the chances of its return by using a physical sunscreen (Lumixyl MoistureLock SPF30!) daily, and moving to a maintenance regimen using the Lumixyl cleanser daily, while reducing use of the Lumixyl Topical Brightening Creme (with the peptide technology) and the Lumixyl GlycoPeel 20 to just a couple of times per week. Then power back up to full daily compliance every few months or whenever you feel your skin needs a brightening boost.
– Hyperpigmentation caused by environmental conditions: Some skin types are more prone to hyperpigmentation from sun/heat exposure, and other environmental pollutants that may irritate the skin. The question of whether this type of hyperpigmentation will return depends on whether you can keep these environmental factors at bay. Avoiding prolonged exposure to sunlight will go a long way toward preventing an encore appearance of sun spots. So here again it will help a great deal to use the Lumixyl Active-Prep Cleanser and MoistureLock Sunscreen SPF30 daily as part of a maintenance regimen that can then include the Brightening Creme and exfoliation (i.e. GlycoPeel 20 or a occasional SilkPeel) less often.
– Hyperpigmentation caused by trauma: The final category causing overstimulation of pigmentation is trauma – also known as post-inflammatory-hyperpigmentation (“PIH”). For some skin types (more than others), any kind of trauma or irritation to the skin can leave a mark. This may be caused by acne lesions, or by laser procedures (which if you think about it, is the act of applying focused light and/or heat to the skin), or by a temporary rash or other skin condition. The good news is, this is the least likely category of hyperpigmentation to come back after you have successfully eradicated it, because it is generally caused by a one-time event (well, acne is often recurring, but even then there is new hope with the SilkPeel Pore Clarifying System). Again – use Lumixyl in maintenance mode with daily sunscreen use in order to keep your skin healthy and protected.
Lumixyl was designed to help you reduce the visible appearance of hyperpigmentation and then help keep it from recurring. The key is to identify the causes of your hyperpigmentation and to take measures to reduce the factors that contributed to it. Almost regardless of the cause, exposure to excessive amounts of sunlight and environmental irritants will make a small problem worse. Daily use of the antioxidant rich Active-Prep Cleanser and broad spectrum physical protection provided by MoistureLock Sunscreen are key to protecting the brighter healthier skin you now have.
About Lumixyl. Lumixyl is manufactured and marketed by Envy Medical, Inc. Envy Medical develops, markets and sells highly effective non-invasive skin rejuvenation therapies for patients suffering from either dermatologic or aesthetic conditions. The Company’s lead products include SilkPeel®, a breakthrough device combining exfoliation with dermalinfusion® for deeper tissue delivery of active ingredients and better patient outcomes. Envy is also the exclusive licensor of skin brightening peptides including Lumixyl, developed at Stanford University. The Lumixyl peptide is now also available in a topical solution for SilkPeel procedures, addressing hyperpigmentation and photo-damage. More information can be found at http://www.envymedical.com.
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