Pigmentation

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Skin Pigmentation treatment results

Look at these amazing results! This client was absolutely made up those dark marks have gone! This was achieved with a course of skin pigmentation treatments. Achieving an even, smooth and unblemished complexion.

What is Pigmentation?

Pigmentation – also called Hyperpigmentation are small brown spots that appear on the skin, caused by the damaging effects of sun exposure. Some other common forms of pigmentation are skin birthmarks and haemangiomas. Hormonal imbalance can also be a cause of skin pigmentation.

Some people are more prone to skin pigmentation than others. Its severity can depend on factors such as lifestyle, genetics, and even age.

Skin Pigmentation is caused by melanin, a pigment that gives our skin colour. If the distribution of melanin is uneven it can create a blotchy appearance. One of the main culprits is excessive sun exposure. The only real way to improve the appearance is with a course of skin pigmentation treatments.

 

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What causes skin pigmentation?

Skin pigmentation can be caused by various factors, including:

  • Sun exposure: UV radiation stimulates melanin production, leading to darkening of the skin.
  • Hormonal changes: Pregnancy, hormonal medications, and hormonal imbalances can trigger melanin overproduction.
  • Genetics: Some individuals are genetically predisposed to develop certain types of pigmentation, such as melasma or freckles.
  • Skin injuries: Scars and inflammation from acne or other skin conditions can result in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

What are Four Types of Skin Pigmentation?

The four main types of skin pigmentation are:

  1. Melasma: Large patches of brown or gray-brown discoloration often occurring on the face, triggered by hormonal changes or sun exposure.
  2. Sunspots (Solar Lentigines): Small, flat, brown spots commonly found on sun-exposed areas like the face, hands, and arms, caused by UV exposure.
  3. Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation: Dark spots or patches that develop after skin injuries or inflammation, such as acne, cuts, or burns.
  4. Freckles (Ephelides): Small, flat, tan or light brown spots that appear on sun-exposed areas, usually genetic and more prominent in fair-skinned individuals.

What Causes Light Skin Pigmentation?

Light skin pigmentation, also known as hypopigmentation, can be caused by factors such as:

  • Vitiligo: A skin condition where melanocytes are destroyed, resulting in patches of depigmented skin.
  • Albinism: A genetic condition characterized by a lack of melanin production, leading to very pale or white skin, hair, and eyes.
  • Certain medications or treatments: Some medications and medical treatments can cause temporary or permanent lightening of the skin as a side effect.

In cases of hypopigmentation, it's important to consult with a your GP to determine the underlying cause and explore appropriate treatment options.

Skin Pigmentation Prevention Tips

Here are some practical tips on how to prevent skin pigmentation issues, such as:

  • Wear sunscreen daily, even on cloudy days.
  • Seek shade during peak sun hours.
  • Wear protective clothing, such as wide-brimmed hats and long-sleeved shirts.
  • Avoid tanning beds and prolonged sun exposure.
  • Use skincare products with ingredients like vitamin C, niacinamide, and licorice extract, known for their brightening and pigmentation-reducing properties.

Lifestyle Factors Affecting Pigmentation

Lifestyle factors can also impact pigmentation, such as:

  • Diet: Certain foods rich in antioxidants, such as berries, leafy greens, and nuts, may help support skin health and reduce pigmentation. Conversely, a diet high in sugar and processed foods may contribute to inflammation and exacerbate pigmentation issues.
  • Stress: Chronic stress can trigger hormonal imbalances, leading to increased melanin production and worsening pigmentation.
  • Sleep: Poor sleep quality or insufficient sleep can disrupt skin regeneration processes, potentially exacerbating pigmentation concerns.

How Can I Remove My Pigmentation?

You can do some basic things to limit further damage as listed above such as avoiding direct sunlight on the affected area. You can also wear high SPF cream too.

To have a significant effect on pigmentation you would need to reach deeper layers of the skin. This can only be safely and effectively achieved by trained and experienced professionals. The Skinologists perform skin pigmentation treatments regularly and to great effect! Book a consultation to find out what is possible.

SKIN PIGMENTATION Treatment for dark marks and stubborn sunspots

We have two great options for skin pigmentation treatment! We can also look at combining the two along with skin products to give amazing results! Like the one at the top of this page...

pHformula Skin Resurfacing

There are targeted skin resurfacing treatments to help eliminate signs of pigmentation. One highly effective skin pigmentation treatment is pHformula Skin Resurfacing.

Skin needling

Another powerful skin pigmentation treatment is Skin needling. This treats pigmentation by speeding up the growth of new skin cells. This helps form a new layer of skin that is free from dark brown spots or marks. Check out our Advanced Skin Treatments.

Ready to take the first step towards achieving a brighter, more confident complexion? Book a consultation with Fiona today and discover how she can help you with the best skin pigmentation treatments around.