This photo shows the areas of sun damage via theCanfield Imaging System. ( And I’m so glad that this is not a dating site). On the left is a standard photo and my skin looks fairly even in color. On the right its a different story. The brown spots are areas of hyperpigmentation– too much melanin from sun exposure. What I find really interesting are the light areas under the nose and around the eyebrows which are areas where there is loss of pigmentation Apparently UV rays can destroy cells ability to make any pigment. Its not really visable to the naked eye, but it causes the skin to look dull and tired. I was amused that the special cameras picked up the loss of pigment areound the hair line– otherwise known as grey hair.
Next step will be to try out different remedies and then retake the facial imaging. I asm really psyched to try out another three months with Tri-luma for under eye circles. I also will be using my new turbo powered Retin A which according to research should be effective on these damaged areas. Sun-damaged areas are not only a cosmetic problem– they can also develop into skin cancers. Getting rid of them is actually good preventive medicine.
This imaging system is available with dermatologists and spas across the US. If you want to try it out, send me your zip code, and I will find the nearest one to you. And no, you don’t have to post the not terribly flattering photo.