Will Pycnogenol help with the dark marks around my mouth?

Friday, 5 April 2013

Dark marksDr Maureen Allem shares her advice on a commom skincare issue:

I have slight darkening around the mouth area. After doing some research I found that a product called " pycnogenol" helps. Which product in South Africa would contain this and what else do you recommend for this?

You are 100% correct in what you have researched. Pycnogenol is a fantastic supplement to be taking for your skin, especially when it comes to pigmentation. You do however, also need to ensure that you are applying a good SPF on a daily basis to slow down the cycle of the skin making more pigment. Lamelle’s Ovelle capsules contain the highest concentration of Pycnogenol, that I know of in South Africa. We stock these at all our Skin Renewal Branches.

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Dr Maureen Allem is a GP with a special interest in Aesthetic procedures and Integrative Anti-Ageing Medicine. She is also the founder and Medical Director of national group Skin, Body and Health Renewal and Oasis Spas, with 17 centres and four Oasis spas across South Africa's major cities in Johannesburg, Pretoria, the Western Cape and KZN. Anti-ageing treatments include non-surgical, anti-aging procedures, cellulite and weight loss programmes as well as body sculpting procedures. The ultimate aim of all consultations is to provide optimal health and to restore aesthetic beauty. Health Renewal appointments involves an hour long extensive medical consultation which includes hormonal balancing, nutraceutical supplements, intravenous support and detoxification treatments. Dr Maureen has seventeen Doctors working with her using the same techniques she has spent years honing. Dr Maureen frequently travels overseas to World Anti-Ageing Congresses and Laser Forums to stay abreast of the most up-to-date non-surgical procedures.

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  1. Miss Addy M

    I know this post is was posted all the way in April but I am so glad I landed upon it. I have the same issue and I had no idea what to do about it. I use an SPF of 30 everyday. I needed something else to help me. Thank you so much to whoever asked Dr Maureen this question. You have helped tonnes!!!

    6 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    very interesting to know. i have had an issue with the dark area around my mouth for years.

    6 years ago •

  1. margsc

    great to know this, am going to investigate for my pigmentation. thanks.

    6 years ago •

  1. BeautySouthAfrica

    Hi Tzar
    Some people do experience some sensitivity, but this is best discussed with your doctor or therapist, as each skin type reacts differently.

    Hi RoseAngel
    Pycnogenol is great for pigmentation, but to determine if and where it will work for you, chat to your doctor or skin care therapist :)

    6 years ago •

  1. RoseAngel

    Does it only work for darkening around the lip area or will it help with darkening all over, for eg the under arm area? My mother in law has serious darkening of the skin around her neck and around her eyes caused by taking certain medications, will this help for that also? Thank you

    6 years ago •

  1. Miss Tee

    I so need this, have dark marks around my mouth for as long as I can remember…

    6 years ago •

  1. Tzar

    I hear lightening products make your skin sensitive?

    6 years ago •

  1. Hess

    I’m quite scared of lightening products.

    6 years ago •

  1. Josephs

    I am delighted to hear theirs at last a product to redicate pigmentation marks. Is this product available @ Edgars aswell

    6 years ago •

  1. Josephs

    I am delighted to hear theirs at last a product to redicate pigmentation marks. Is this product available @ Edgars aswell

    6 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    I use a skin supplement called dermagen which also has this, i just had to check on the website to make sure. I buy mine online, dont know where else it is available.

    6 years ago •

  1. kunene

    lucky I don’t have that problem but this should be good for those that do

    6 years ago •

  1. SpiceY

    Thank you so much!!!!!! I have only read this now, I have already purchased the ovelle capsules….. Need to find the right cleanser n moisturizer..

    6 years ago •

  1. anisha

    Very interesting article. Will definitely buy Lamelle.

    6 years ago •

  1. Cupcake

    Been wanting to try the Ovelle capsules for quite some time. Gonna get them.

    6 years ago •

  1. Nancy Katy

    Thanks Dr Maureen,loved this Article gave lots of information.

    6 years ago •

  1. Riekie

    Good advise thanks, does Retinal-A also get rid of or lighten the dark spots?

    6 years ago •

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