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Pigmentation / Sun Damage

Skin pigmentation disorders occur in all of us, these include discoloured marks or brown spots, as well as pigmented patches of skin, all of which can make the skin appear older. If you ask most people what they would most like to improve about their skin, the answer will usually involve making the skin tone more even, clearing the complexion of flaws and imperfections.

What is Pigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation—brown patches, marks, splotches—can be caused by excessive sun exposure, hormone imbalances, inflammation and injury to the skin. It most commonly appears on the face, neck, décolletage and hands.

Before we can treat your pigmentation it is essential to identify what type you have. Those with fair skin are more prone to sun-induced pigment and people with olive complexions can be more susceptible to post-inflammatory pigment. Women who are pregnant, who take the oral contraceptive pill, or who are on hormone replacement therapy or IVF are more likely to suffer from hormone induced pigmentation, aka melasma or chloasma.

Hyperpigmentation will often appear as we become older as our melanocytes (the cells that produce pigment) increase in size as we age. Younger skin can be at risk of pigment from sun damage causing uneven tone and darkness to the face, and melasma caused by the pill is very common in younger women.

The good news is that if you're serious about clearing up your pigmentation we can help! But, unless you want to end up right back where you started, any of our clinical treatments will be in vain if you continue to skip the SPF and an antioxidant! Diligent sun protection is vital in managing all types of hyperpigmentation, this is where it starts!

What treatments are available for pigmentation?

Microdermabrasion

IPL Skin Rejuvenation

HydraFacial

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