Did you know that regular exposure to Fluorescent lighting can cause hyperpigmentation?
Recent studies have shown that daily or regular exposure to overhead fluorescent lighting causes the melanocytes ( the cells that give our skin color ) to ignite in much the same way that exposure to UV rays from the sun does.
Over the years we have seen many patients who have hyperpigmentation on their faces who rarely are outside and exposed to the sun. This was always a puzzle as to why they had the hyperpigmented areas usually presenting on the forehead, upper cheek and chin area.
Often times these patients spend their days in a workplace with fluorescent lighting shining over their heads. In these cases the treatment is the same as with pigmentation caused by sun exposure. At Lasting Looks Clinic we have many effective treatments for hyperpigmentation regardless of the cause. These may include chemical peels, IPL Photofacials, lightening products and most importantly in any treatment protocol —the proper zinc SUNBLOCK to be worn 365 days a year.