Skin Pigmentation Treatment
Whether your pigmentation concerns are sun induced (freckles or age spots) or the hormone related Melasma, any discolouration of your skin can age your appearance and erode your self-confidence. Skin Pigmentation Treatment will depend on a number of factors explained below.
- Freckles, age spots and the blotchy discolouration of the skin (Melasma) can be caused by a number of factors including sun exposure, trauma from an injury or hormonal changes within the body.
- Melasma (sometimes referred to as Pregnancy Mask) can be triggered by hormonal changes in the body, sun exposure and some cosmetics (such as perfumes). This condition is more common in women who tan well or have naturally brown skin and generally starts between 20 and 40 years.
- Pigmentation concerns tends to become more pronounced as we get older and with sun exposure. UV protection with sunscreen is paramount in the prevention and treatment of pigmentation issues.
SKIN PIGMENTATION TREATMENT SOLUTIONS
The mode of skin pigmentation treatment used for hyperpigmentation will be dependent on the type of pigmentation, client preference, and potential risk. Therefore a skin consultant is the first step in mapping out a treatment plan.
Light based treatments are considered the best options for hyperpigmentation as the energy from the light breaks down the excess melanin in the treatment area. Fractional laser is considered the gold standard for treating hyperpigmentation, especially Melasma. Photo Rejuvenation with Intense Pulsed Light is highly effective in treating sun induced hyperpigmentation, such as age / liver spots and freckles.
Complete Skin Solutions also offers less aggressive methods, such as Corrective Peels that aim to fade pigmentation.
Any hyperpigmentation treatment needs to complimented with medical grade skincare, containing active ingredients that will fight against pigmentation whilst protecting your skin from further damage.Sun protection is essential. We recommend using products with SPF50+.