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What is pigmentation?
Pigmentation is discolouration or uneven skin tone on the skin. This can be due to so many facts, a damage on your melanocytes to produce the pigment called melanin, caused by UVA rays. These sunspots can take up to 20 years to develop meaning damaged caused when you were a child can only start showing in your adult years.
Post inflammatory pigmentation is caused by an injury, cut, scars and acne. This is triggered by the healing process and once for instance the cause is treated and has healed the pigment can last for months or years and then gradually fades away if treated with the right treatments and products.

Hormonal changes caused by pregnancy and contraceptive pills can also trigger dark spots or patches on the skin that usually shows on the cheeks, chin and forehead. This is called melisma and it is the most difficult to treat.

Common myths on curing pigmentation:
- Scrubbing or exfoliating the skin with rough facial cloths and sponges will remove dark paths – this actually irritates the skin and makes the pigment even worse.

- After doing treatments to remove pigmentation and its diminished its gone for good- anyone prone to pigmentation is more likely to develop it again, so must be on good products and treatments to avoid it from reoccurring.

- Hypo-pigmentation (white patches) is generic and untreatable- new updated treatments are now available to effectively treat.

- Sunscreen is only for people with pigmentation and for skin types 1-3 and skin types 5-6 do not pigment - prevention is better than cure, by using sunscreen you protect yourself from any UVA rays.

Chemical peeling and the use of retinoids helps gently exfoliate the skin and promote new even skin to generate. Lasers treatments target the pigment and breaks it down and remove it thorough the immune system. Skin lightening creams will prevent the release of pigmentation and over a period of time help the skin to renew itself and help even the skin out.

Written By Suzan

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Have perfect skin for the ball!

For instant revitalisation for your skin, try out a Cinderella Facial at The Aesthetics HQ.

Watch this short video to find out more: http://ow.ly/VLe8309BC5j

Dr Claire Jacobsohn talks to Clive Maistry the treatment and chemical peels.



Are you struggling to lose weight?

Do you take advice that works for everyone around you, but fails for you?

There’s no more need for confusion – we can map your genetics at TAHQ to determine your precise requirements for diet, exercise and supplements!
For innovative, excellent diet advice based on your specific needs, consider DNA diet® testing at TAHQ for your perfect diet and lifestyle requirements.

Dr Claire Jacobsohn can advise you on:
• Reasons why you are overweight or obese
• How you gain and lose weight
• How responsive you are to exercise
• How easily mobilize fat
• Your ability to mobilize fat for energy, and how to achieve this
• Your metabolic rate
• Your absorption of nutrients, including fats

At TAHQ our wish is for you to reach your ideal weight, and stay there! Call 011 234 2009 or 011 039 2982 for you specialized consultation with Dr Claire Jacobsohn today!


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Is your sunscreen protecting you the way that it should?
Are you noticing tanning and pigmentation, or skin aging despite using your sunblock as you should?
Are you applying your sunblock when you are indoors?

Think of a rainbow and its colours. Red – orange – yellow- green- blue – violet.
There is a different amount of energy carried in each light colour.

The most potential for damage to the skin from the sun comes from:
• Blue light – also known as high energy visible light
• Ultraviolet light (UVA and UVB rays)
• IRA – infra red light

Your choice of sunblock needs to be able to protect you against 2 opposite light spectrums with chemical and physical sunscreen ingredients. Your sunscreen also requires certain actives and anti-oxidants to afford you maximal protection.

Many of my patients pick sunblock off the shelf that afford only UVA and UVB protection, not realizing how much damage the other light spectrums are causing their skin.

Did you know that heat sources also emit IRA light, and that you are exposed to HEV light (blue light) indoors?
Your digital devices, computers, TVS, smartphones and even fluorescent lighting is damaging your skin.

While the blue light from these devices is not as powerful as that from the sun, we are exposed to blue light from electronics and lighting for more of our day than what we are the sun.

This causes both tissue and eye disease over time.

The Aesthetics HQ selectively stocks sunblock that meet the requirements for full spectrum sun protection.

Call 011 234 2009 today for you complimentary consultation.

The most effective methods to treat Panda eyes.

Do you have black rings under your eyes that make you look exhausted? Under-eye circles are caused by a multitude of problems, and most often, those problems occur in combination. 


So why do you have them?
• Loss of fat tissue under the eye – especially in the area known as the tear-trough
• Thinning and weakening of the skin under the eyes due to loss of collagen and elastin
• Too much caffeine
• Too much alcohol
• Too little sleep
• Broken blood vessels
• Pigmentation
• Rubbing your eyes
• Sinus problems
• Wearing glasses or contact lenses

The best treatments available to assist you to beat your under-eye circles and shadows are available at The Aesthetics HQ, including:
o Dermal fillers
o Plasma treatments – the non-surgical blepharoplasty
o Mesotherapy treatments
o Chemical peels
o Radio-frequency treatments including Venus Legacy and Venus Viva

For practical at-home advice, the application of a cold-compress or treatment with a stainless-steel rollerball tip applicator can help relieve puffiness and circles. Do not skimp on your eye-cream – look for ingredients like retinol; hyaluronic acid, glycolics, vitamin C and vitamin K. Caffeine applied topically in your eye cream (and systemically like with too much coffee) will also stimulate circulation.

For advice on treating your under-eye circles, call 011 234 2009 or 011 039 2982 for a free consultation with Dr Claire Jacobsohn. 

Other treatments incude: liposuction, dermal fillers, skin lightening treatments, medically assisted weight loss.


Omega 3’s EPA and DHA are essential nutrients for your optimal health – yet your body can’t make these fatty acids.
Reasons to increase your Omega 3 intake:
Your brain!

• Improved memory and ability to learn
• Improved focus
• Improved attention span
• Better mood and sense of wellbeing

Your heart!

  • Decreased inflammation in your blood vessels
  • Decreased risk of clotting
  • Improved blood pressure control
  • Improves lipid profiles

Your eyes!

  • Improved retinal health

Wanting to beef up your omega 3 intake? Try including these in your diet:

  • Oily fish like salmon. Prawns are also a rich source of omega 3.
  • Seeds: Chia; pumpkin; hemp; flax seeds and poppy seeds are excellent omega 3 sources.
  • Nuts such as walnuts
  • Leafy greens and green veggies such as cabbage, broccoli, and Brussel sprouts

Contact The Aesthetics HQ for all your health and beauty needs: Call 011 234 2009 or 011 039 2982 to book an appointment with Dr Claire Jacobsohn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Physical address: 64 Wessels Road, Rivonia, 2128
GPS:  26º 02’ 40" S   |   28º 03’ 39" E
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Tel: 011 234 2009 or 011 039 2982
e-mail: drclaire@tahq.co.za

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