Skin pigmentation is a common skin problem all over the world. The word pigmentation refers to discolouration of the skin, and it's more likely to appear on people with light coloured skin, than those with dark skin tones. Pigmentation can appear either on the face, or body, and it will appear more prominently as we age, causing many people looking for a way to improve it.
It's considered that laser skin resurfacing, also known as fractional skin resurfacing is a highly effective treatment to fade, or take away unwanted skin pigmentation and irregularities, including:
- Acne scars
- Spider / thread veins
- Sun damage
There are a number of reasons that pigmentation can become visible on the skin;
Most pigmentation occurs as a result of overexposure to the sun’s damaging rays. The skin reacts to the UV (Ultra Violet) rays from the sun and the effects of sun-damaged skin will increase with age. The best way to stop pigmentation from occurring is to wear sun protection every day, especially on your face. Pigmentation can affect people of all ages and skin types.
There are cells in the skin that make melanin, which is responsible for the colour of the hair and eyes, as well as the colour of the skin. Extra melanin gets produced when the cells get damaged or are unhealthy, resulting in inconsistent dark colouration or blotches on the skin. An increased exposure to the sun will also darken any previous areas of hyperpigmentation.
Pale almost white patches appear on the skin when there's a decrease of melanin. Vitiligo and albinism are skin conditions that cause hypopigmentation, which unfortunately, there are no cures for.
Skin trauma, such as burns, acne, infections, or inflammation can cause increased pigment production. Skin peels and microdermabrasion when used inappropriately, and chemical treatments can have an adverse when incorrectly applied.
Women taking oral contraceptive tablets can sometimes notice pigmentation occurring. It usually develops slowly shortly after beginning a course of oral contraception, or if you change brand or dosage strength, but it might also occur after taking them for a long time.
Curing pigmentation problems has become easier with new dermatology techniques. There are multiple options to remove the pigmentation wherever it is on the body or face. These treatments can easily be used to remove the dark blotches on the skin;
- Chemical Peels Treatment
- Laser Pigmentation Treatment
- Microdermabrasion Treatment
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy
Selston Cosmetic Clinic uses the most advanced laser technology, offering a safe, effective and easy way to treat irregular pigmentation. Laser skin pigmentation treatment is safe for the face, hands, neck and chest and achieves effective, outstanding results every time. There's no recovery time after treatment, and you can return to normal activities immediately.