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Pigmentation & sun damage

Achieve clear healthy skin with a tailored approach, specific to your type of pigmentation. Hyperpigmentation can be very superficial or can be embedded in the deep dermis. Deeper pigmentation is known as melasma.

Whether your pigment is simply due to freckles or whether you have a more complex pigmentation such as melasma, sunspots or inflammatory conditions, our treatments programs aim to clarify and heal, leaving you with an even skin tone and improved overall glow.

Careful diagnosis and treatment planning are needed to deliver the best outcomes for your skin. With our selection of potent products and pigment-specific lasers, our clinicians offer treatment programs to deactivate the melanin and promote ongoing skin health.

To ensure safety, all pigmented (as well as non-pigmented lesions) will be medically assessed prior to any treatment program. Our experienced skin cancer doctor can provide full assessment as needed.


There are various skin pigmentation concerns that people may experience: 

Hyperpigmentation: This refers to the darkening of certain areas of the skin, resulting in patches or spots that are darker than the surrounding skin. Hyperpigmentation can be caused by factors like sun exposure, hormonal changes (such as during pregnancy or with certain medical conditions), acne scars, or certain medications.

Hypopigmentation: Hypopigmentation is the opposite of hyperpigmentation and refers to areas of the skin that are lighter or have lost their pigmentation. It can be caused by conditions like vitiligo, which results in the loss of melanocytes in certain areas, or by post-inflammatory hypopigmentation after skin inflammation or injury.

Uneven Skin Tone: Uneven skin tone refers to variations in skin color or texture, which can be caused by a combination of factors such as sun damage, aging, hormonal changes, and genetic predisposition.

Pigmentation Disorders: Some individuals may have specific pigmentation disorders, such as melasma, which causes dark patches on the face, or albinism, a genetic condition characterized by a lack of melanin production.

Melasma is a common skin condition that causes brown or gray patches to appear on the face, particularly on the cheeks, forehead, chin, and upper lip. It is more prevalent in women than men, and it is often associated with hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives.


Best treatments for pigmentation

Specific treatments for melasma