Pigmentation Problems

Speak to the caring staff at Lightsculpt about removing pigmentation.

What is pigmentation?

Pigmentation is the term used to describe an abnormality in colour to our skin.

The human body produces a natural pigment called melanin found throughout the body and is the main element in the colour of skin, hair and eyes. From birth the colour of our skin is decided upon from the amount of melanin it contains.

As a natural response to the sun our bodies produce more melanin, to dissipate any harmful UV radiation that our skin absorbs. This natural response reduces the risk of developing melanoma and other skin cancers; however our skin cannot protect us against everything it is exposed to. Often when the skin is unable to protect us from certain elements it results in damage to the melanin supply in that area; causing an over or under production of melanin called pigmentation.

What causes pigmentation?

There are a few common factors that may cause pigmentation, these include:

  • Over exposure to the sun, damages the melanin and causes excess amounts to be produced.
  • Contraceptive medication and Pregnancy, fluctuates the hormone levels in our body; this can cause the melanin levels to rise unnecessarily.
  • Hereditary conditions like freckles and albinism are passed on in our genes; as a result we have no control over the melanin levels in the skin.
  • Diseases/conditions like Cushing’s disease.
  • Vitiligo.
  • Injury to the skin or acne scarring can easily be prone to sun exposure.
  • Aggressive skin treatments/products can make our skin sensitive to the sun.

There are two types of pigmentation that occurs with melanin:

Hyperpigmentation is when there is an excess of melanin in the skin which causes dark patches or age spots to occur typically in Caucasian/lighter skins.

Hypopigmentation is when there is a lack of melanin in the skin which causes lighter patches to occur, typically in Mediterranean, Asian or African people.

Treatments?

We recommend one of the following peels… 

Dr Shrammek Green Peel

GREEN PEEL® provides your skin with the natural energy it needs to renew the cells. It helps to reduce age-related skin appearances as well as impurities, scarring and pigment disorders.

The Photo Facial

IPL carefully aims to help eliminate unwelcome and unsightly pigmentation, signs of aging or even small veins.  The 30 minute treatment focuses on each individual’s need and skin requirements. The wavelength and filter selected for your treatment help to ensure that you get the best possible treatment for your skin type.

Beta Hydroxy 15% – 20%

Skin impurity reduction, to aid in the treatment of solar pigmentation, melasma and post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation conditions. Slight discomfort is experienced while peel is on. Peeling can last up to 5 days.

Magnobrite Resurfacer

Rich in enzymes Vitamin C, Mango pulp and Orange stem cells to help exfoliate and brighten skin. Performance ingredient Kojic Acid helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation. No Downtime Experienced.

Skin Brite

The Skin Brightening peel, may be an effective treatment for Pigmentation, Melasma, Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation. Peeling can last 5-7 days. Skin prep required.

TCA 23%  – RECOMMENDED

This peel may be helpful for clients seeking to correct severe photo-ageing, scarring and deep pigmentation problems. Performed by a trained Doctor only. Four peels are recommended for best results. Peeling time is up to 7 days. Post treatment products required.

Dermal Needling With Resurfacer

By adding both benefits of Collagen Induction Therapy and Skin Resurfacing ingredients, the skin may get a double procedure effect. For any skin type that needs a double dose of improved pigmentation, scarring, congestion, acne and ageing skin.

 

Results of any treatment may vary per individual as everybody is different and may respond differently to treatments mentioned.

Book your appointment to get the best possible advice for your skin from one of our qualified Skin Care Specialists.

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