Skin pigmentation is a concern commonly seen at The Skin to Love Clinic which has two main forms; hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation. In hyperpigmented skin, dark patches of your skin become darker than the surrounding skin; this can show itself in the form of sun damage, sun spots, freckles, dark patches and Melasma, also known as the mask of pregnancy.
All skin types are susceptible to UV damage, both lighter and darker skin. Therefore, pigmentation issues; in fact, the more melanocytes (the cells which give your skin its colour) found within the skin the more likely they are to be stimulated and create an uneven skin tone.
As with all skincare concerns, it’s important to have your skin thoroughly assessed prior to treating any form of pigmentation. Amongst other things, it must be established how deep or superficial the pigmentation is and if the pigmentation is hormonally induced or not as this will indicate how your pigmentation can be treated safely.
It is important to note that reducing some pigmentation may not be a quick process and, regardless of the type of pigmentation, using a high factor SPF daily is vital in supporting your results and helping to prevent new pigmentation issues from arising.
At The Skin, to Love Clinic we have a number of medically reviewed ways to help the hyperpigmented skin, liver spots and age spots on both the face and body, from laser treatments such as:
If you would like to discuss cosmetic treatments for your skin pigmentation, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team who will happily arrange a consultation for you.
“I have had two medically reviewed Fraxel laser treatments done and have always found the staff very helpful. I am very happy with my treatment results and have seen 60-70% improvement in my skin tone, texture and colour. I would definitely recommend this treatment for anyone with brown spots due to sun exposure and to improve overall skin appearance.” Nozie
“What a fantastic clinic! The staff are all passionate about skin health and are very knowledgeable. The service is 5 star. I was never rushed, was offered more than enough information which was explained clearly so that I understood it and was made to feel like an important client. There are not many clinics that offer the specialist treatments that Skin to Love do. I also decided to try their products and am equally thrilled.” Liz
“The care the team show is exemplary, especially their follow up care to every treatment.” Laurie
“The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the clinic has a lovely relaxing atmosphere about it. I have been receiving medically reviewed Fraxel treatment pigmentation laser to remove a dark skin sunspot on my face and have made several visits to the salon so far. My nurse’s knowledge of various skin conditions and aftercare advice is excellent. I would highly recommend this clinic.” Maureen
“Very comprehensive and good visual feedback using face photo. Sensible recommendations and advice re possible treatments. “Caryn
“The In-depth and honest knowledge of treatment was excellent. The whole experience was comfortable, very friendly, extremely efficient and an overall very pleasant experience.” Marjorie
“I am impressed with the professional yet personal approach. Jane is knowledgeable but still accessible. She explains what the plan is and why. She documents and can clearly show the progress being made. And best of all, her treatment plan is working. I highly recommend her and The Skin to Love Clinic.” Laura
“I’ve had a consultation this morning and all aspects of my skin condition are explained in detail. All my questions were answered, so no worries! I have complete confidence to book the treatment recommended.” Sue
“Great consultation as always. Made to feel really welcome, comfortable and that I will get the help I’m looking for.” Selena
There are two main types of pigmentation issues; hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of the skin and hypopigmentation is the loss of skin colour. The loss of skin colour can be triggered by a number of causes such as injury, genetic conditions and environmental conditions. If a person notices other symptoms alongside hyperpigmentation, they should seek advice from their doctor or a medically reviewed and certified dermatologist.
Darkening of the skin can also be caused by a number of factors; scarring, age spots, exposure to sunlight and Addison’s disease can lead to skin darkening, as well as hormonal changes, such as pregnancy. Hormonal pigmentation is called Melasma and is incredibly common, Zion Market Research found that 50% to 75% of pregnant Americans and 80% of pregnant women in Mexico have melasma.
This very much depends on the type of pigmentation you have. It’s always advisable to have a Visia scan with a professional so that you’re able to see how deep your pigmentation is this can give some guidance on the type of treatment that is most suitable for you. Kerri, Clinic Manager of The Skin to Love Clinic, explains:
“One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to treating pigmentation and I would absolutely advise getting advice from a professional who understands the condition and the available treatments. Certain types of pigmentation, such as Melasma, should be treated very cautiously as some treatments can actually stimulate the condition to look worse.”
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