Hyper-pigmentation & How Melblok Works
Melblok reduces excess pigmentation at the root and makes skin naturally bright and even-toned. At the same time, Melblok works on the skin to reduce roughness, lines, wrinkles, open-pores, acne and other skin imperfections.
What is hyper-pigmentation?
"Hyper" means "excess" and "Pigmentation" means the "darkening of skin" due to melanin. Hyper-pigmentation is a condition characterized by excess darkening of skin beyond its normal colour. Commonly called simply 'Pigmentation', Hyper-pigmentation can occur as dark patches (melasma), dark spots, freckles, dark circles, acne marks, sun tanning, etc., giving skin a dull and uneven complexion. Hyper-pigmentation is often accompanied with rough skin, open pores, acne and uneven skin texture.
Does everyone get pigmentation?
No, not necessarily. Although anyone can get hyper-pigmentation due to skin damage, people with Pigmentation Prone Skin are much more likely to get pigmentation compared to those who do not have pigmentation prone skin. Most people who have pigmentation are also the ones with pigmentation prone skin. Have you noticed, even among your friends, there are people who go out into the sun a lot but don't get hyperpigmentation? While others even after taking good care of their skin end up with hyper-pigmentation on their skin such as dark patches, melasma, dark spots, etc.??
How is Pigmentation Prone Skin different and does it need special daily care?
Pigmentation prone skin is more sensitive to skin damage, so abrasive skin solution or any other form of skin damage can very easily trigger the problem. In other people damage to skin can cause scarring, redness or acne, but in Pigmentation Prone Skin, damage leads to Pigmentation like - dark spots, dark patches (melasma), marks, dullness or general darkening of skin. Many people with pigmentation prone skin have a genetic tendency to develop hyper-pigmentation even without any skin damage!
Instead of the typical moisturizers and sunscreens, the daily care of pigmentation prone skin should consist of a skin care system that can not only effectively reducing pigmentation and bringing the skin back to its original bright complexion, but also promote good skin health, help the skin cells to function naturally and provide continuous protection to the skin from environmental stresses - while being safe for everyday use on even the most sensitive skin.
Why does it occur?
Hyper-pigmentation is a skin problem in which special cells called "Melanocytes", that reside in the deep part of the skin called the "Basal Layer", become over-active and start producing extra 'Melanin'. Melanin is the pigment that gives the skin it's color and this excess production of Melanin is a symptom of the over-activity of Melanocytes leading to problems like dark spots, patches on cheeks (melasma), stubborn tanning, etc. Hyper-pigmentation is very difficult to control because the over-activity becomes permanent and typical skin care products don’t have the right scientific approach to address the problem.
What can trigger Hyper-pigmentation?
Both external damage to the skin as well as internal factors can start Hyper-pigmentation in people with Pigmentation-prone skin. External damage may include harmful cosmetic products, excessive sun exposure, and anything that causes redness of skin, inflammation, injuries, acne, and procedures such as laser, chemical peeling, bleaching, derma rollers, scrubbing, heat, waxing, plucking, and even many “homemade” remedies.
Internal factors may include – diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, allergies, hormonal changes due to puberty, pregnancy, menopause, hormone medicine, contraceptive pills, steroids, drugs or medications. In many cases Pigmentation prone skin is genetically inherited from family members.
Why do most products fail to deliver results?
The root cause of hyper-pigmentation is the overactivity of Melanocytes. Along with melanocytes, the surrounding skin cells also behave abnormally leading to more pigmentation. Excess pigment production is only a symptom the actual problem is the over activity of the melanocyte cells combined with the abnormal functioning of the surrounding skin cells.
Conventional anti-pigmentation creams and other products either work only for a limited period or don't work at all; they simply suppress the symptom without eliminating the root cause of the problem, or remove the top layer of the skin making it appear brighter, but only for a short while.
Some therapies and products can worsen Hyper-pigmentation, as they damage the skin, leaving it red and darker. Pigmentation-prone skin needs a special daily care system that normalizes the over-active Melanocytes and restores them to their natural, young and healthy form, while keeping the skin protected from further external and internal damage.
What is Melblok & how does it work?
Melblok is a specialized Bio-Active skin care system for people with Hyper-pigmentation prone skin. A daily skin care system that works at the basal layer of the skin, Melblok provides the right conditions to Melanocytes and the surrounding skin cells to help them become normal again and revert to a healthier young form. The Day and Night Cream of the Melblok Advanced Home Kit helps reduce excess pigmentation at the root cause and makes skin naturally bright and even-toned. At the same time, the creams work on the entire skin to reduce roughness, lines, wrinkles, open-pores, acne and other skin imperfections. For skin that is clear, bright, even-toned and naturally pinkish, as well as smooth, firm and young at the cellular level.
What about Peeling and Lasers?
Chemical Peelings, Lasers, Dermabrasion, Derma Rollers, Needling and similar solutions are abrasive in nature. That means that they work on the principle of skin healing after damaging the skin. Peels and other products containing high amounts of acids that damage skin by chemically removing its top layer. Lasers, on the other hand, damage skin by burning it, while techniques such as dermabrasion, derma rollers, etc also damage the skin by piercing it. Any form of skin damage can lead to Hyper-pigmentation. Also, these techniques require very skilled operators and even the smallest mistake can prove to be very costly. That is why these are not recommended for pigmentation and are better suited for skin resurfacing. In our experience, Peels, Laser, etc., rarely reduce pigmentation and may worsen the problem. That is why no such harsh procedures are ever carried out at Melblok Centers.
How do I start with Melblok?
Melblok can be done by using the Melblok Advanced Home-Kit™ which contain a Day Cream and a Night cream that work together to give the remarkable results Melblok is known for. The Advanced Home-Kit™ can also be combined with Melblok's Professional Sessions taken at a Melblok Center near you for professional results and improvement after every session. Melblok's Essentials range of products help with getting faster results while the Home-Kit prevent problems from occurring again while providing daily care to keep the skin in its healthiest most optimum condition every day.
*Normalizes by providing skin with biochemical conditions similar to healthy skin and by providing protection against various internal and external environmental stresses such as antioxidants, sun exposure, and others. Root refers to the Melanocytes residing in the basal layer of skin.