Pigmentation & Sun Damage. The why's, what's & treatment that can help.


Facial pigmentation refers to an uneven distribution of melanin in the skin, resulting in dark spots, dis-coloration, or an overall change in skin tone. This can be caused by several factors, including:

Sun exposure: Prolonged sun exposure can cause an increase in melanin production, resulting in dark spots and dis-coloration.

Hormonal changes: Hormonal fluctuations, such as those that occur during pregnancy or menopause, can cause an increase in melanin production, resulting in melasma or other forms of hyperpigmentation.

Genetics: Some people are more prone to developing pigmentation because of their genetic makeup.

 Certain medications: Some medications, such as tetracyclines and phenytoin, can cause pigmentation as a side effect.


To help reduce and treat facial pigmentation, there are several treatments and products available:

 Topical products: Topical products containing ingredients like Vitamin C and glycolic acid can help to brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots.

 Chemical peels: Chemical peels can help to remove the top layer of skin, revealing brighter, more even-toned skin underneath.

 Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion can help to exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells and promoting the growth of new, healthy skin.

 IPL/Laser treatments: IPL or laser treatments can help to target and reduce the appearance of dark spots and discoloration.

Professional treatments: Professional treatments, such as facials and micro-needling, can help to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin and address specific skin concerns, including pigmentation.

It is important to work with a skincare professional to determine the best treatment plan for your specific skin concerns and skin type. Our skin therapists can help you choose the right products and treatments to achieve the best results.

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