Skin pigmentation can be caused by several factors such as sun damage, hormonal changes, trauma (such as burns) and hereditary factors and can be influenced by your skin type, for example Asian skin, male skin and very pale skin can behave in markedly different ways.
Treatments for pigmentation and freckles
Consultations with a dermatology expert
Your consultant will determine how deep into the skin the pigmentation issue is, and whether to suppress or bring it out. Your treatment needs to achieve the correct result, so you don’t end up with the opposite effect to what you want. With pigmentation treatments the order in which we address your skin is relevant, for instance it may be better to address pigmentation last if you have a mild skin condition present, or sometimes we will chose a treatment that helps rejuvenation at the same time as addressing pigmentation.
Dermatologists who also have expertise in Cosmetics will take a more global approach to the skin appearance and then a sequence of peels, or facials and use of the correct topical products – sometimes prescribed – and the correct protection will achieve the even toned skin we all want.
Facials and peels
You may have had facials or peels in a beauty salon or a spa, or used over the counter products. Because these are widely available and not prescribed, the concentration of active ingredients is too low to have any real impact or may be too slow in bringing the pigmentation out. Many of our patients give up half way through the process, wasting time and money. Another common issue is the use of peels which are unsuitable for sensitive skin, which can trigger all sorts of skin reactions. Our treatments are totally safe, non-invasive and of medical grade and can therefore only be performed by a qualified expert.
Skin layers can also be removed mechanically through machine-based treatments such as micro-dermabrasion, leaving your skin feeling totally soft, fresh and glowing. This is a great alternative to peels and works really well in conjunction with the right skincare.
Medical grade skincare range
We are not led by fashionable brands, and we only recommend and provide medical standard products that we know work, specifically picked by our doctors. Our range of Neostrata peels achieves fantastic results; we can start on lighter peels and gradually increase their intensity in clinic, and then recommend the care you take home so you don’t need to visit us too often.