Skin Pigmentation is a condition caused due to increased or decreased levels of melanin in your skin. Melanin is a skin pigment responsible for the colour of your skin. If your skin has too much melanin, it can lead to an easily curable condition called hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation is the most common kind of skin disorder that is usually observed on the face. It usually manifests as dark spots, patches, age spots and melasma. A variant of this would be post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation that occurs after the treatment of an injury or inflammation on the skin. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can happen on any part of your body depending on the burns, body wounds, etc.
Hyperpigmentation from acne is also a common phenomenon that happens to many people.
There could be many causes of Hyperpigmentation
Changes in Hormone Levels
During pregnancy, women go through changes in the hormone levels of their body. In some women, this change causes the excessive production of melanin which leads to Hyperpigmentation. The usual term for this skin pigmentation is Melasma, in which the dark spots first appear on the face during pregnancy. Although melasma disappears on its own after pregnancy in most women, it can be treated during the pregnancy or even later in case it does not fade on its own.
Prolonged Sun Exposure
Sun is the primary cause of melanin production through skin cells and thus, too much exposure to it can increase the production of melanin. It eventually causes the growth of hyperpigmentation in your skin.
External Skin Damage
External Damage to the skin like major cuts, wounds or burns lead to skin hyperpigmentation once the injury is healed. This kind of hyperpigmentation is commonly known as a scar or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Ageing is a general cause of hyperpigmentation as your skin becomes thinner and more fragile with ageing. Your skin is prone to bruises and cuts more easily than before. It becomes difficult to avoid hyperpigmentation in such cases when the cause is unavoidable. The treatments and prevention methods are available for this as well.
There are many options for skin pigmentation treatment
All of our treatments start with a detailed consultation and diagnosis, to ascertain the root cause. After this is done, our practitioners will choose the right treatment plan and will give you an estimate of the cost. Here is an overview of some of the hyperpigmentation treatments we offer:
Laser Treatment for Pigmentation
Laser treatment for pigmentation involves the use of Laser Photo Rejuvenation, which targets the melanin in your skin. The laser light can break down the melanin in your skin into smaller particles, thus decreasing the melanin levels in the skin. It’s one of the most effective methods we use to treat skin pigmentation.
This treatment focuses on increasing the blood and lymphatic circulation in your skin which allows your skin to function at its best. It’s a great method to rejuvenate your skin and restore it to its normal state.
Our chemical peel therapy involves the use of AHA Enzyme Peel, Ageless Peel, Peel Accelerator, and Purple Peel, all of which leads to the regeneration and rejuvenation of your skin.
To learn more about skin pigmentation treatment in Melbourne, feel free to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at any of our branches in Mt Waverly, Melbourne CBD, Hawthorn or Viewbank.