Skin pigmentation (Hyperpigmentation) occurs when melanin is overproduced in certain spots on the skin. Hyperpigmentation results in flat, darkened patches of skin that are light brown to black in colour, and can vary in size and shape.
There are many types of hyperpigmentation, but the following are the most common:
Pigment spots such as age spots are caused by sun exposure. For this reason, they appear mainly on body parts that are frequently exposed, such as the face, hands and arms. They tend to be small, darkened patches of skin.
Melasma or chloasma is often referred to as “the mask of pregnancy”, as it affects 90% of pregnant women. It occurs 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 that can be quite large.
Freckles often appear on the face. Freckles are caused by sun exposure, and commonly appear on the face.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation occurs when a skin injury or trauma heals and leaves a flat area of discolouration behind. It’s commonly found among acne sufferers, and can also be caused by cosmetic procedures such as dermabrasion, laser treatment and chemical peels.
Treatments for Skin Pigmentation
Freckles, age spots and other minor blemishes are caused by melanin, a substance which gives our skin its colour. When melanin gathers in one spot, it becomes apparent as a discoloured area. The wavelengths of light produced by laser technology are designed to be absorbed by these pigmented areas; the powerful light then “shatters” the pigment, causing it to be dispersed by the body’s lymphatic system. The spots will gradually disappear.
Medical Grade Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a non-invasive skin treatment that will improve the overall colour and texture of your skin. IPL is not a laser, but a broad wavelength light that is pulsed onto the skin. This photo-rejuvenation is one of the most effective treatments for smoothing out the tone and texture of your skin and can help in treating rosacea, age spots, sun damage/spots, and general skin tone irregularities.
Spectra Laser Peel is the newest in Hollywood style skin rejuvenation procedures. This Hollywood Laser Peel encompasses the equivalent of having FOUR chemical peels in one session with no downtime, or any complications like ablative lasers. Hollywood Spectra Laser Peel is highly effective for treating uneven skin tone, Melasma, and enlarged pores. The laser peel improves skin tone, texture, and elasticity, plus with the added benefits of reversing sun damaged skin, mild acne scarring, age spots, and freckles.
Recognised worldwide, The Green Peel is proven to be a highly safe and successful method of non-invasive skin resurfacing. Mela White Green Peel is a specifically designed treatment to even out skin pigment, while helping to improve skin complexion. The blend of herbs, mixed with an active skin lightening solution, provide skin exfoliation along with deep cleansing and detoxification of the skin stimulating the de-pigmentation process.
Our Anti-Pigmentation Chemical Peel has been designed specifically with pigmented skin condition in mind and works by accelerating our skins natural rejuvenation process by deeply exfoliating the skin, penetrating the damaged surface layers and encouraging them to shed.