Environmental factors, sunlight, ultraviolet rays, hormonal changes, and some medications all contribute to pigmentation changes. These can range from freckles, sunspots, age spots to melasma and can occur on the face or body at any age. When the body produces either too much or too little melanin, this results in hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation which appears as a dark or light mark on the surface of the skin.
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Skin Whitening / Pigmentation
Those with darker skin would naturally have more melanin compared to those with lighter skin.
The pigmentation of the skin is mainly caused by the disruption of the production of melanin.
Hyperpigmentation: This is caused when there is an increase in the production of melanin and the most common cause is an increased exposure to sunlight as this would also darken any previous areas of hyperpigmentation.
Melasma: This is a type of hyperpigmentation which is most common in women, especially during pregnancy although it can affect anyone. You may notice melasma more in the summer months with it improving during the winter months. It appears as a light to dark brown patches mainly on the face.
PRP therapy: For those looking for a more natural treatment for pigmentation PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy is a great option. Just like a standard blood test, your practitioner will take blood from you, the blood is then put into a machine which separates the platelets. The platelets from your blood are then injected back into your face or specific area of your body. Platelets are rich in growth factors which encourage your body to repair and create new tissue which improves skin tone.
Why we are best for Skin Whitening / Pigmentation Treatment
Consultation from expert dermatologists.
Stringent protocols are followed ensuring effectiveness of the treatment.
Only experienced and certified technicians will do the procedure.
World class state-of-the-art facilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any area of your face and body can be treated. The most common areas are face, neck, hands, chest and shoulders, which typically are the most exposed areas to the damaging effects of the sun.
At The Laser and Skin Clinic, we advise a minimum of 3 Laser Pigmentation Removal treatments to achieve the desired results. During your consultation, our expert dermatologist will advise you on what to expect during your course of Laser Pigmentation Removal.
Treatment will take 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
The level of discomfort can vary depending on a person’s sensitivity, but most clients tolerate the treatment very well with little discomfort. Of course, some areas of the body are more sensitive than others and can cause some mild discomfort. During your initial consultation, your therapist will discuss your options with you based upon your own tolerance and the body area to be treated.