Aesthetics Daily – The waning Covid-19 pandemic has made some companies in Indonesia to re-implement the work from office (WFO) policy. Thus, office workers have to travel both to and from the office more frequently so that they are more likely exposed to the sunlight and dust.
Dr. Meiny Setiawan from JPP Skin Laser Clinic says that workers who come to work or do WFO need to pay more attention to their skin health because excessive exposure to sunlight has the great potential to damage the skin. “UV exposure is a major cause of uneven skin tone. This can stimulate the hormone that produces melanin and cause dark spots on the skin. Even though this is natural, it’s a good idea to protect the skin from UVA and UVB exposure.”
Desi Sulistyowati as CEO of PT Indo Cipta Estetika adds, the first sign of skin pigmentation is the appearance of spots on the face around the nose, forehead and cheek areas. “As we get older, usually the skin begins to experience various kinds of problems. Apart from exposure to the sun’s UV rays, skin problems can also be triggered by environmental pollution, lifestyle, hormonal problems, and other health problems.”
Spots on the face are common skin problems due to excessive sun exposure, melasma is one of them. This condition appears as a result of pigmentation disorders, characterized by the appearance of brown or black spots on the skin, especially the facial area. However, until now the cause of melasma has so far not been clearly defined. This could arise due to damage to the melanocytes in the skin, causing the color-making cells to produce too much color. “Most likely, melasma occurs when melanocytes (pigment-producing cells in the skin) produce too much color,” says Dr. Meiny.
In addition, ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight can stimulate the work of melanocytes. “Only a small amount of exposure can make melasma come back after it has disappeared. Sun exposure is often the trigger for melasma to recur. That’s why I don’t recommend people who are prone to having melasma not to sunbathe on the beach, because that triggers a melasma recurrence,” says Dr. Meiny.
Hormonal changes, especially in pregnant women, often trigger melasma. This is likely due to increased levels of the hormones estrogen, progesterone, and melanocyte-stimulating hormone. Another risk factor that triggers the appearance of melasma is family history. “Someone who has parents affected by this condition, the risk of experiencing the same thing will be higher,” explains Dr. Meiny.
Melasma can also be caused by the use of hormonal contraceptive pills that trigger hormonal changes. On the other hand, uncontrolled stress can also trigger the appearance of melasma, or can increase its severity. Melasma is usually treated with the use of the chemical hydroquinone. Dr. Meiny says, “Hydroquinone acts as a bleaching agent to minimize melasma. However, this product cannot be used long-term because it can trigger ochronosis, so that the spots get deeper.”
Routinely using sunscreen cream is one way to avoid dark spots. “However, this is not necessarily enough. Especially for someone who already has dark spots on their face, they certainly have to do routine skin treatment. Therefore, we present Cyspera Intensive System produced by Scientis, Switzerland. This will provide a solution for consumers who need skin beauty products that are safe, pass clinical trials, and are recommended by trusted aesthetic doctors,” explains Desi.
Cyspera Intensive System itself is an intensive spot corrector formulated with 7% cysteamine to treat stubborn dark spots on the skin to produce bright skin. “Cyspera Intensive System is a Cysteamine 7% formulation with Isobionic-Amide Complex which activates a strong synergistic effect. This has been clinically proven to be fast and effective against hyperpigmentation without worrying about side effects such as those that arise from the use of corticosteroids, retinoic acid and hydroquinone,” she explains.
Dr. Vivi Cheng Huiwen, a dermatologist from Taiwan explains, the efficacy of cysteamine is as strong as hydroquinone, but provides higher safety with fewer side effects, so it is safe for use by both women and men. “Cyspera is a natural antioxidant and can be used long term with fewer side effects. In general, a person may have spots due to sun exposure and spots due to inflammation at the same time. Cyspera can treat such combined pigmentation disorders effectively, because it can inhibit pigment at several points simultaneously.”
Based on the experience of Dr. Meiny with JPP Skin Laser Clinic patients, Cyspera Intensive System is the right choice in dealing with pigmentation problems. It works well for long term use by all skin types. “Regular use of Cyspera Intensive System can provide a significant increase in skin lightening and improving skin health thanks to its strong antioxidant activity. Thus, users will experience a significant increase in quality of life and self-confidence,” she says.
In the mean time, celebrity and influencer, Joy Destiny Tobing, welcomes the complete skincare range of Cyspera Intensive System consisting of Cyspera Intensive to inhibit melanin production, Cyspera Neutralize to balance the skin, and Cyspera Boost to promote a powerful synergistic effect. Joy explains that Cyspera Intensive System can be applied in the afternoon or evening after work or after activities. “Dirty facial skin can be directly smeared with Cyspera as evenly as possible. Leave it for 15 minutes, then rinse with water and apply moisturizer.”
Desi explains that the use of Cyspera Intensive System must always be under the supervision of a dermatologist and aesthetic doctor as well as a trusted beauty clinic network. “Consumers who need Cyspera products can get them from doctors and clinics after consulting with doctors regarding their skin problems. This step is taken to ensure that skin care procedures with the Cyspera Intensive System product range are carried out according to standards with professional support.”