Do you have uneven skin tone or pigmentation issues? Here, we’ll cover the different skin pigmentation disorders, what causes skin discolouration, and how to treat pigmentation issues using our range of innovative skincare treatments.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Skin Discolouration?
Most skin pigmentation disorders are the result of too much or too little melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour. Some pigmentation disorders can affect small patches of the skin, while other disorders can cover larger areas of the body.
Hyperpigmentation simply refers to areas of the skin that are darker than others. There are different types of hyperpigmentation, including post-inflammatory pigmentation, sunspots, and melasma.
Hyperpigmentation is a common condition caused by an overproduction of melanin. It can occur in any area of the body and can affect all skin types.
Melasma is a type of hyperpigmentation that is linked to excessive sun exposure, genetics, and certain hormones. It is especially common in pregnant women.
When exposed to the sun, the body produces additional melanin as a protective response. This can lead to dark patches on the skin or sunspots. Sunspots appear most often on areas that are exposed to the most sunlight, such as the face, chest, and hands.
4. Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is discoloured patches of skin that result from inflammation or injury to the skin. A common cause of this type is acne, especially when it gets picked at.
Vitiligo is discolouration caused by the immune system attacking and destroying melanocytes (the cells responsible for producing pigment). It appears as patches of skin that lack any colour.
This condition affects all skin tones, races, and genders, but most commonly affects individuals between the ages of 10 and 30. Although vitiligo cannot be cured, it can be managed with regular light therapy treatments, topical creams, and vigilant sun protection.
What Are the Risk Factors for Hyperpigmentation?
The biggest risk factors for hyperpigmentation are inflammation and sun exposure since they both increase melanin production.
Other risk factors for hyperpigmentation include:
- The use of oral contraceptive
- Certain medications that increase susceptibility to sunlight
- Darker skin types, which are more prone to changes in pigmentation
- Trauma to the skin, such as a burn, superficial injury, or wound
Treatment Options for Skin Discoloration and Skin Pigmentation
With our range of innovative skin treatments, you can achieve a smoother, more even complexion. We specialise in all skin types and concerns, including pigmentation treatments.
Based on the type and severity of the pigmentation issues, our skincare specialists will analyse your skin, discuss your concerns, and develop a customised treatment plan.
Here is a brief outline of some of our best treatments for hyperpigmentation issues.
DMK Skin Treatments
DMK Skin Treatment is a paramedical treatment and product range that promotes skin repair from the inside out. DMK skin treatments can help promote strength, improve brightness, boost clarity, and support optimal skin health.
Observ Skin Analysis
With our analysis technology, we can view uneven skin tone in depth. This allows us to better understand your unique skin concerns and the severity of your discolouration and pigmentation issues. Using this groundbreaking technology, we can develop a more effective, personalised course of treatment.
Omnilux™ LED Light Therapy
Omnilux LED Light Therapy targets the specific cells which are responsible for the synthesis and repair of the skin’s structures, making it an especially important treatment in the fight against pigmentation.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, also known as IPL, is a skin treatment that uses intense pulsed light to effectively treat pigmentation on a variety of areas of the body. Ask us if this treatment would be suitable for your pigmentation concerns.
Skin needling is the ultimate skin rejuvenation procedure. It supports the body’s natural healing process and promotes the production of collagen and elastin.
Along with improving the skin’s texture and overall appearance, it can also promote improved tone and radiance.
Microdermabrasion is a form of deep exfoliation that gently removes dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. This helps leave the skin smoother, brighter, and more even in tone.
The Ultimate Rejuvenation
This exclusive treatment combines a trio of powerful skincare treatments: microdermabrasion, Omnilux LED and oxygen therapy. This powerful treatment system removes dead skin cells, improves skin’s texture, and reveals a brighter, fresher complexion.
How To Prevent Skin Discolouration
To prevent skin discolouration and hyperpigmentation, try to:
- Always wear a physical blocking sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to 50, preferably one featuring zinc oxide as the main active ingredient
- Avoid picking at acne
- Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours when in the sun (more often if you are sweating or swimming)
- Wear SPF infused clothing outside
- Avoid the sun when it is strongest
Contact Us Today To Learn How We Can Help With Your Pigmentation Concerns
While it may not be possible to completely erase dark spots or patches, most pigmentation concerns can be greatly improved or managed. Contact our team of skincare experts today to schedule a consultation to learn which skincare treatments would be suitable for your concerns.