Skin Pigmentation

Hyper pigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition where patches of your skin become darker in colour due to excess melanin.
The skin’s melanin cells over react due to factors such as genetics, sun exposure, medication, certain cosmetics and hormonal changes in the body.
Whilst unsightly hyper pigmentation can be treated. The location where pigment is in your skin will determine how easily it can be resolved. Generally the darker the pigmentation the easier it is to treat.

A professional beauty practitioner will locate where the pigment is in your skin’s epidermal layers and then tailor a treatment plan to suit your skin’s condition.
Some of the treatment methods to reduce or breakdown excess pigment and sun damage are IPL (intense pulse light), fractionated lasers, skin resurfacing peels and using a combination of lightening serums and crèmes including a high Sun factor protection will all help to reduce, manage and control the level of hyperpigmentation on your skin.

The good news is that it is treatable but remember to always consult with a professional practitioner for treatments best suited to your skin needs.