Skin color is due to the presence of the pigment melanin. Melanin is located in the epidermis or outer layer of the skin and people will differ in the number and size of melanin particles they have. This causes the wide variation in skin color found among the human race.
Melanin is produced at the base of the epidermis by specialised cells called melanocytes. These melanocytes detect UV rays and respond by producing melanin to protect the skin within a few hours of exposure.
Sometimes the body produces too much melanin causing a condition called hyperpigmentation (dark spots). Hyperpigmentation can be caused by sun damage, inflammation or other skin injuries such as acne. People with darker Asian, Mediterranean or African skin tones tend to be more prone to hyperpigmentation, especially if they have excess sun exposure.
Can Meladerm Treat Hyperpigmentation (Dark Spots)?
Meladerm Pigment Reducing Complex has been shown to be effective in treating certain cases of hyperpigmentation, sun spots, melasma, acne scars, birth marks and other skin conditions. Although Meladerm is commonly used on the face, it can be used elsewhere on the body where lightening is desired.
Melanin contains a number of ingredients that have been proven to inhibit tyrosinase (enzyme) activity in melanocytes and, therefore, the production of melanin. Ingredients such as Alpha Arbutin, Kojic Acid, Gigawhite, Tego Cosmo C 250, mulberry extract and bearberry extract all inhibit the production of this enzyme.
Meladerm has been manufactured to harness the true power of these ingredients. All active ingredients are micronized and filtered to increase efficiency. They are stored in vacuum desiccators to preserve shelf life and packaged using airless dispensing technology to avoid contamination by air or sunlight.
Meladerm can be used for the following skin conditions:
- Dark spots and blemishes
- Age spots /liver spots / or sun spots
- Acne marks and other scars
- Dark elbows and knees
- Uneven skin tone
- Skin damage caused by sunburn
Does Meladerm Really Work? – to learn more about hyperpigmentation and Meladerm watch this video interview with plastic surgeon, Semira Beyati.( The video is found near the end of the article)