In the Know: Martyn Roe

What advice can I give my clients about preventing and treating pigmentation? 
The easiest advice to give to your clients on how to prevent pigmentation is to avoid the sun’s UVA rays, or to wear a sun cream that shields them from UVA and UVB exposure.

You can wear this even in December, as UVB rays are constant and these are the ones that do the most damage when it comes to ageing. It’s also a good idea to advice clients to cleanse and moisturise religiously, morning and night, to help control pigmentation.

But, if it’s a case of too little, too late, there are a number of ways to help them treat these dark and ageing spots: 

Look for facials that use glycolic and salicylic acid, as these work to diminish the appearance of brown marks, age spots and liver spots. These are all types of skin discolouration that are associated with sun damage and are often seen as early signs of ageing on the skin.

Most facials come with homecare ranges that let your clients extend the results in the comfort of their own home, between treatments. This will allow clients to make add-on purchases and encourage them to come back to top up their results with another facial.

Martyn Roe is the founder and director of The Consulting Room group, which distributes HydraFacial in the UK. Over the years, he has become a highly respected figure in the aesthetics industry, having been involved in the launch of Botox in the UK in the 1990s