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Skin pigmentation disorders can cause changes to the colour of your skin.

Melanin is made by our skins cells and is the pigment responsible for your skin’s colour. It is one of the hardest skin concerns to treat as the melanocyte that produces melanin starts producing pigment every time we get sun exposure.

Mechanisms of Skin Pigmentation
Mechanisms of Skin Pigmentation

Pigmentation can be made worse by the use of inappropriate products on the skin. Ingredients such as alcohol in fragrances, dyes in bronzers and cheek colours, continuous sun exposure and heat trauma.

While skin discolouration tends to increase as we get older, there are other factors that can trigger it to become worse. These include:

  • genetics,

  • skin type,

  • sun exposure,

  • skin injuries like burns from laser or IPL,

  • hormone imbalance,

  • pregnancy,

  • acne,

  • illness, and

  • medications.

There are two types of pigmentation.

Hyper-pigmentation is darker in appearance than the rest of the skin on the face/body. Hyper-pigmentation occurs when the melanocytes in the deeper layers of the skin produce a skin-darkening pigment known as melanin. If melanin is over-produced, it may result in darker skin patches appearing on the skin’s surface.

Hypo-pigmentation is whiter/paler than the rest of the skin. Hypopigmentation in skin is the result of loss of melanin production.

If left untreated pigmentation may stay present from 3 months to 2 years. Treatment options can start to fade the discoloration in a single treatment but full results will take longer.

Treatment for pigmentation is making sure you are on the correct products, home rolling brightening serums into the skin are great.

Products for Pigmentation

Pigmentation treatment can be as simple as A B C… Vitamins of course

Vitamin A

Retinol Vitamin A is very beneficial as it helps stimulate skin cell turn over and also can change any damage to a cell.

Vitamin B-3

Vitamin B 3 is a must have for all skin types but particularly Pigmentation which work at telling the melanocyte that it will help protect the cell and it doesn’t need to start producing more melanin.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is amazing for helping pigmentation and works to naturally protect the skin from over producing pigment.

Treatments for Pigmentation

In salon deep peels and collagen induction therapy(CIT) skin needling are very beneficial for helping to break up and remove the pigmentation.

We have had terrific results using a combination of products and treatments and have faded pigmentation with a single pro dermal peel.

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) Skin Needling

Developed by trusted experts in Collagen Induction Therapy, this is the only treatment to maximize penetration of essential cell nutrients, and the release of growth factors associated with the positive aspects of wound healing, simultaneously. Natural, effective and affordable.

For Pigmentation CIT Skin Needling:

  • Produces new growth factors

  • Increases natural collagen formation

  • Aids penetration of topical active ingredients

Pro Dermal Peels

Bespoke dermal planning skin treatments to transform the skin and achieve cell optimisation. Based on medical strength actives, pure, chiral ingredients, biomimetic and encapsulated carriers, Pro. Dermal Planning treatments offer intense skin changing results, skin youth, health and radiance.

For Pigmentation Pro Dermal Peels:

  • Repair and reduce inflammation

  • Eliminates redundant cells

  • Accelerates the skin’s cellular renewal

  • Restoring natural barrier function

  • Increase hydration

Lymphatic Therapy

Lymphatic Therapy is a tightening treatment mask for clinic and salon use. It’s designed to work with your circulatory system - an often overlooked, but vital component of optimal skin health.

This organ system is responsible for removing waste via our lymphatics, and nourishing our cells and tissues via our blood supply.

For Pigmentation Lymphatic Therapy:

  • Increasing circulation

  • Hydrolyse dead skin cells

  • Increase oxygenation and cellular activity

  • Encourage new collagen and Elastin formation

  • Detoxify the skin

  • Dull skin Pigmentation and skin tone

If you are suffering from pigmentation come and talk to one of our qualified skin experts or book an online skin consultation.



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