Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a common condition where small patches of skin are darker than the surrounding area. It is caused by an abnormal excess of melanin which is the brown pigment that helps produce normal skin tone. Laser treatment is one of the more effective treatments used for correcting hyperpigmentation. The laser is used to burn away the unwanted pigmentation which is shed over a few days following the procedure. Once those layers of pigmented skin have been shed, the results show a clear and even skin tone.

Treatments differ amongst patients because hyperpigmentation is caused by a variety of different factors. Each patient receives a tailor made treatment for optimal results.

We offer various treatments that are effective in correcting hyperpigmentation. These include:

  • Laser treatment
  • Chemical peel
  • Medication

We treat various hyperpigmentation conditions. These include:

1. Lentigines (Liver spots/ age spots/ sun spots)

These are small spots that usually appear as multiple lesions with clearly defined edges that are surrounded by normal skin tone. They range from tan to brown or black in color.

2. Ephelides (Freckles)

Common on people with fair complexions, these lesions become darker and more visible with sun exposure. They are small and flat in appearance and tend to be light brown to reddish tones.

3. Melasma (Pregnancy mask)

Dark pigments that appear symmetrical on the face. They tend to be irregular in shape and cover well-demarcated areas.

4. Keratosis (Actinic/ solar/ senile keratosis)

This condition is common on fair skin tones and comes in light or dark tones ranging from tan, pink and red to a combination of all. Affected areas appear as thick, dry and rough patches of skin.

5. Hemosiderin Hyperpigmentation

Usually due to venous insufficiency. Combined with iron and melanin, Hemosiderin is caused when red blood cells break down after a trauma or hemorrhage.

Before & After