pigmentation treatment

How to remove pigmentation

If you have skin pigmentation, we understand how frustrating it can be. If you are looking at how to remove pigmentation, then we are here to help. 

Now, when it comes to pigmentation, it can be tricky to treat by yourself as it can very easily come back if not managed effectively. In this blog, we will break down the causes, and some of the pigmentation treatment options we recommend that will help you on your journey. 

What is Pigmentation?

So, what is pigmentation? The term pigmentation refers to colouration on the skin. Naturally, the human body produces a substance called Melanin, which protects your skin from UV rays and controls the colouring of your skin, hair, and eyes. The more melanin you produce, the darker your features are likely to be. 

One of the leading causes of skin pigmentation is poorly functioning melanin or abnormal melanin production which causes dark spots to appear on the skin. 

Besides poorly functioning Melanin, several factors can contribute to pigmentation. Before recommending any treatment, we will help you determine your possible triggers as incorrect treatment may make the problem worse. To identify a suitable and effective pigmentation treatment method for you, we will carry out a full skin examination to analyse your overall skin health. 

Some of the causes of pigmentation include:

  • Sun damage 
  • Hormonal changes
  • Medication (including Chemotherapy)
  • Acne scarring and past skin Trauma 
  • Medical Conditions 
  • Pregnancy 

Pigmentation Treatments

When looking at how to remove pigmentation, we have a range of effective treatment solutions to tackle pigmentation and control it. Following your initial consultation, we will recommend a bespoke and effective treatment plan based on your skin's needs.

The Best Pigmentation Treatments Are:

Chemical Peels – By introducing the skin to medical-grade active ingredients, chemical peels aid the skin's natural exfoliation process by gently removing dead or damaged skin cells to expose newer, healthier ones. 

Micro-infusion treatments - this involves a specially designed device that infuses the skin with concentrated active ingredients to visibly improve skin condition and reduce pigmentation. 

Skincare – As pigmentation can return, we may recommend a topical skincare routine to help treat the skin and control the condition. The package you receive will be tailored around your specific needs, and we will provide instructions on how best to use each one for maximum results. 

We also advise you to be mindful of any external factors, such as sun damage that could be contributing to your pigmentation. Your daily skincare regime should always include a broad-spectrum SPF to protect your skin against harmful UV rays.  

For more information on pigmentation or to book a consultation, contact Dr. Jinah Yoo Dermatology.