Dr Munir Somji, aesthetic doctor and founder of Dr MediSpa
Which products do you recommend using at home?
“The best products for pigmentation are a combination of chemical exfoliants and anti-melanin creams and serums. A vitamin C serum is a great all-round chemical exfoliant as it gently peels the skin, as well as blocking some of the pathways that cause pigmentation. We also prescribe glycolic acid during our virtual skin consultations, depending on the sensitivity of skin. It is essential to protect the skin from more pigmentation. We recommend using a sunscreen that has both a chemical and a physical block, which will prevent pigmentation caused by heat and UVA and UVB rays. The higher the SPF the better, and I always recommend using medical-grade skincare.”
What cosmetic treatments do you recommend?
“The Morpheus 8 treatment, a high-powered radio-frequency facial that can penetrate skin to 4mm, generating collagen. It’s fantastic for acne scarring, too. At Dr MediSpa we advise a lot of patients to use this time to ‘prep’ their skin for pigmentation treatments, as it can greatly enhance the results of treatments. One of the best treatments for smooth skin is Fractora, a radio-frequency machine, which can shatter deep pigmentation.”