Over time, and with increased sun exposure, we develop pigmentation (darker patches of skin), otherwise known as freckles, age spots, liver spots, sun spots or solar lentigines. Pigmentation can add years to our appearance and is a common and sometimes distressing problem. Irregular skin discolouration can be caused by sun damage, hormonal changes and inflammatory skin disorders.
A correct diagnosis for your particular type of pigmentation is essential before starting treatment. You will see the most benefit from treatments suited to your specific skin type, condition and concern. To book your personalised skin analysis with a highly experienced skin expert at Appearance Clinic Australia, call our friendly team on (03) 9331 2566 to book your complimentary consultation.
Common Types of Pigmentation
Sun spots, age spots and liver spots are common forms of darkened skin caused by sun damage, also referred to as solar lentigines. They typically appear on the face and hands and are more prevalent with age and increased sun exposure.
Melasma / Chloasma
Melasma, or Chloasma, takes the form of irregular patches of darkened skin, typically on the cheeks, temples, forehead and jawline. Also referred to as the “pregnancy mask”, melasma can be brought on by hormonal changes during pregnancy. It can also be triggered by hormonal changes when taking the oral contraceptive pill, by heat and UV exposure.
The most common form of pigmentation, freckles are small dark spots that can appear anywhere on the face or body. Heredity and sun exposure are influencing factors.
Post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIH) can occur following trauma to the skin such as acne, burns, or following aggressive clinical treatments.
Pigmentation – Top 5 Treatments
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and is sometimes referred to as photorejuvenation or photofacial. IPL can help erase mild sun damage, freckles or irregular pigmentation on the face, neck and décolletage.
Laser treatment is advanced facial rejuvenation to promote vibrant and healthy-looking skin.
At Appearance Clinic Australia, we have our q-switch NdYag laser or the Cutera laser 755 alexandrite/ long pulse NdYag. Treatments are customised to each individual’s skin condition and we can cater for those who prefer a more gentle option with no downtime.
Laser treatment can be used to treat premature signs of ageing and sun damage, pigmentation, excessive redness, large pores, uneven texture, and stimulate the production of new collagen.
Cosmelan Professional Peel treatment is an innovative depigmentation treatment, without the use of harsh bleaching agents, to brighten and even skin tone. It uses an exclusive combination of active ingredients to remove and control all types of pigmentation.
Depigmentation Serum with Microneedling
Mesoestetic Depigmentation Serum combined with Microneedling gets further into the skin to target deeper pigmentation. Microneedling also helps to trigger cell renewal and new collagen production, for smoother and more even skin.
Active skin care can be used on its own or in combination with any of the treatments above to minimise pigmentation and get your skin glowing!
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At Appearance Clinic Australia, we offer personalised pigmentation removal treatments. To discuss treatment options suited to your individual skin condition, book your complimentary consultation. Simply click on the button below to book your free consultation online now. Alternatively, you can call our friendly and experienced team on (03) 9331 2566.