What is pigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation, age spots or melasma are common skin conditions to experience. Hyperpigmentation can occur when melanin is overproduced in certain spots on the skin and results in darkened patches on the skin. The most common types of pigmentations are melanin overproduction, melasma or chloasma and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Melanin overproduction which may lead to hyperpigmentation across the skin. Pigment spots such as age spots can be caused by sun exposure and therefore mainly appear on areas that are frequently exposed, such as the face, hands and arms.
Melasma or chloasma can occur as a result of hormonal influences such as pregnancy and birth control pills, and causes dark and irregularly shaped areas on the face or arms.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can occur when a skin injury or trauma heals and leaves a flat area of discolouration behind. It’s commonly found among acne sufferers.
How is pigmentation treated?
We have a varied range of melasma and pigmentation treatments that will be tailored to your individual issues including various types of laser, peels and the existing depigmenting creams.