Pigmentation

Common Skin Concern

Pigmentation

Pigmentation refers to the colour of our skin, which is determined by the quantity of melanocytes (cells that produce pigment). These cells produce melanin, the pigment responsible for skin colour. When melanin production is excessive or abnormal, it can lead to areas of hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation.

Hyperpigmentation occurs when there is an excess of melanin, resulting in patches of skin that are darker than the surrounding area. Hypopigmentation happens when there is a loss of skin pigment, causing lighter patches compared to the rest of the skin.

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Common Skin Concern

Pigmentation

Pigmentation refers to the colour of our skin, which is determined by the quantity of melanocytes (cells that produce pigment). These cells produce melanin, the pigment responsible for skin colour. When melanin production is excessive or abnormal, it can lead to areas of hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation.

Hyperpigmentation occurs when there is an excess of melanin, resulting in patches of skin that are darker than the surrounding area. Hypopigmentation happens when there is a loss of skin pigment, causing lighter patches compared to the rest of the skin.

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What Causes Skin Pigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation occurs when there is an overproduction of melanin, which can have various causes. Identifying the specific cause of your hyperpigmentation is essential for effective treatment. Common causes include.

  • Ageing
  • Trauma
  • UV Radiation Exposure
  • Medications
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Genetic Predisposition
What Causes Pigmentation
What Causes Pigmentation

What Causes Skin Pigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation occurs when there is an overproduction of melanin, which can have various causes. Identifying the specific cause of your hyperpigmentation is essential for effective treatment. Common causes include.

 

  • Ageing
  • Trauma
  • UV Radiation Exposure
  • Medications
  • Hormonnal Changes
  • Genetic Predispostion

Types of Pigmentation

Types of Pigmentation

Freckles

Freckles are small spots of concentrated melanin that can vary in colour, including brown, tan, red, black, or yellow. They form when the skin is exposed to UVB radiation from the sun, which activates melanocytes and increases melanin production.

Freckles can appear anywhere on the body but are often found on the face, arms, neck, back, and chest. Usually, they are harmless and tend to fade with less sun exposure.

Freckles

Freckles are small spots of concentrated melanin that can vary in colour, including brown, tan, red, black, or yellow. They form when the skin is exposed to UVB radiation from the sun, which activates melanocytes and increases melanin production.

Freckles can appear anywhere on the body but are often found on the face, arms, neck, back, and chest. Usually, they are harmless and tend to fade with less sun exposure.

Age Spots

Age spots, also known as solar lentigines, are well-defined areas of pigmentation that are darker and more pronounced. Unlike freckles, age spots are scattered and tend to develop later in life, which is why they are often called age spots. They are caused by prolonged sun exposure, resulting in excess melanin production and abnormal pigment retention.

Age Spots

Age spots, also known as solar lentigines, are well-defined areas of pigmentation that are darker and more pronounced. Unlike freckles, age spots are scattered and tend to develop later in life, which is why they are often called age spots. They are caused by prolonged sun exposure, resulting in excess melanin production and abnormal pigment retention.

Melasma

Melasma is a skin condition characterised by symmetrical, dark, irregular patches of pigmentation on the cheeks, nose, upper lip, chin, and forehead. It is common in women, particularly during pregnancy or when there is a hormonal imbalance. Although it can affect all skin types, it is more prevalent in those with darker Fitzpatrick skin types.

Melasma occurs when melanocyte cells are stimulated by estrogen and progesterone, leading the skin to produce an excess of melanin and are also known as lentigines, or liver spots, typically appearing on the back of the hands and face. They are flat, light brown patches that do not cause itching or scaling.

Melasma

Melasma is a skin condition characterised by symmetrical, dark, irregular patches of pigmentation on the cheeks, nose, upper lip, chin, and forehead. It is common in women, particularly during pregnancy or when there is a hormonal imbalance. Although it can affect all skin types, it is more prevalent in those with darker Fitzpatrick skin types.

Melasma occurs when melanocyte cells are stimulated by estrogen and progesterone, leading the skin to produce an excess of melanin.

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a form of hyperpigmentation that arises after skin inflammation or injury. PIH is frequently associated with acne, trauma, and other inflammatory skin conditions.

Severe inflammation or trauma can disrupt the lower layer of the epidermis, prompting melanocytes to produce melanin that can seep into and become trapped in the deeper layers of the skin. This leads to deeper pigmentation that can be more challenging to treat.

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a form of hyperpigmentation that arises after skin inflammation or injury. PIH is frequently associated with acne, trauma, and other inflammatory skin conditions.

Severe inflammation or trauma can disrupt the lower layer of the epidermis, prompting melanocytes to produce melanin that can seep into and become trapped in the deeper layers of the skin. This leads to deeper pigmentation that can be more challenging to treat.

Our Treatments for Pigmentation

At Laser Skin Aesthetics, we provide a range of treatments to address pigmentation issues, whether they're due to sun exposure, aging, or hormonal changes. Our variety of treatments and skincare products may help improve your skin.

If you’re uncertain about which treatment is best for you, schedule a free skin consultation with us, and we'll customize a treatment plan based on your skin needs and goals.

Our Treatments for Pigmentation

Skin Concerns - Ageing - Pigmentation Removal
Laser Pigmentation Removal

This procedure works by emitting high-intensity light energy in the form of a laser beam which directly works to effectively remove sunspots, fragments, brown pigmentation and hyper pigmentation without damanging the surrounding tissue.

Skin Concern - Age - Anti Ageing & Collegen Facial
Anti-Ageing & Collegen Facial

Our anti-ageing & collagen facial use products and techniques designs to slow the ageing process, brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. If you’re on the quest for younger-longer skin this facial is a go to.

Skin Concerns - Ageing - RF Skin Tightening
RF Skin Tightening

RF skin tightening combines radio frequency and laser rejuvenation to induce a powerful, natural healing response in your skin. This procedure targets fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin, scarring, stretch marks and enlarged pores.

Skin Conern - Ageing - Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion

A non-invasive resurfacing procedure that exfoliates the uppermost layers of the skin to gently removes dead skin cells and skin debris. It also stimulates cell renewal, detoxification, and the synthesis of collagen and elastin.

Skin Concerns - Ageing - Pigmentation Removal
Laser Pigmentation Removal

This procedure works by emitting high-intensity light energy in the form of a laser beam which directly works to effectively remove sunspots, fragments, brown pigmentation and hyper pigmentation without damanging the surrounding tissue.

Skin Concern - Age - Anti Ageing & Collegen Facial
Anti-Ageing & Collegen Facial

Our anti-ageing & collagen facial use products and techniques designs to slow the ageing process, brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. If you’re on the quest for younger-longer skin this facial is a go to.

Skin Concerns - Ageing - RF Skin Tightening
RF Skin Tightening

RF skin tightening combines radio frequency and laser rejuvenation to induce a powerful, natural healing response in your skin. This procedure targets fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin, scarring, stretch marks and enlarged pores.

Skin Conern - Ageing - Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion

A non-invasive resurfacing procedure that exfoliates the uppermost layers of the skin to gently removes dead skin cells and skin debris. It also stimulates cell renewal, detoxification, and the synthesis of collagen and elastin.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I prevent skin pigmentation?

You can prevent skin pigmentation by practising sun protection, such as wearing sunscreen daily, avoiding prolonged sun exposure, wearing protective clothing, and using hats and sunglasses. Additionally, avoiding harsh skin treatments and being cautious with certain medications can help prevent pigmentation issues.

Can skin pigmentation be reversed?

In many cases, yes, skin pigmentation can be improved or reversed with appropriate treatment. However, the effectiveness of treatment can vary depending on factors such as the underlying cause, the type of pigmentation, and individual skin characteristics. Consistent and proper treatment, along with preventive measures, can help manage and reduce skin pigmentation.

Is skin pigmentation harmful to my health?

While skin pigmentation itself is not harmful to health, certain conditions that cause pigmentation changes may be associated with underlying health issues. For example, sudden changes in pigmentation or the appearance of new or irregularly shaped moles should be evaluated by a dermatologist to rule out skin cancer or other serious conditions.

Can diet affect skin pigmentation?

There is some evidence to suggest that certain dietary factors, such as antioxidants and vitamins, can support overall skin health and potentially help manage pigmentation issues. Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats, and staying hydrated can contribute to maintaining healthy skin.

Can skin pigmentation be hereditary?

Yes, certain types of skin pigmentation, such as freckles, birthmarks, and some forms of hyperpigmentation, can have a hereditary component. Individuals with a family history of certain pigmentation issues may be more prone to developing them themselves.

Frequently Asked Questions
How can I prevent skin pigmentation?

You can prevent skin pigmentation by practising sun protection, such as wearing sunscreen daily, avoiding prolonged sun exposure, wearing protective clothing, and using hats and sunglasses. Additionally, avoiding harsh skin treatments and being cautious with certain medications can help prevent pigmentation issues.

Can skin pigmentation be reversed?

In many cases, yes, skin pigmentation can be improved or reversed with appropriate treatment. However, the effectiveness of treatment can vary depending on factors such as the underlying cause, the type of pigmentation, and individual skin characteristics. Consistent and proper treatment, along with preventive measures, can help manage and reduce skin pigmentation.

Is skin pigmentation harmful to my health?

While skin pigmentation itself is not harmful to health, certain conditions that cause pigmentation changes may be associated with underlying health issues. For example, sudden changes in pigmentation or the appearance of new or irregularly shaped moles should be evaluated by a dermatologist to rule out skin cancer or other serious conditions.

Can diet affect skin pigmentation?

There is some evidence to suggest that certain dietary factors, such as antioxidants and vitamins, can support overall skin health and potentially help manage pigmentation issues. Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats, and staying hydrated can contribute to maintaining healthy skin.

Can skin pigmentation be hereditary?

Yes, certain types of skin pigmentation, such as freckles, birthmarks, and some forms of hyperpigmentation, can have a hereditary component. Individuals with a family history of certain pigmentation issues may be more prone to developing them themselves.

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Based on 86 reviews
Manon Martelli
Manon Martelli
Was amazing!! I really enjoy the massage the Lady did to me :). The package was very nice and hepful for my skin. I really recommend <3
shauna oreilly
shauna oreilly
Such an amazing package! Booked the groupon deal which was a great price at around $90. The amount that was included in it was just unreal! Amazing massage, facial, back scrub, eyebrow tint and wax and some refreshments at the end. I was super nervous about having my eyebrows done by somebody else as I usually just do them myself but the lady taking care of me for them spot on! The clinic owner was so warm and friendly and has some amazing self created skin and makeup products. A great day 💗
Namya's Wonderland
Namya's Wonderland
Wow such an amazing aesthetic clinic. Lisa the ceo and her staff highly professional people highly knowledgeable. They are so welcoming right when you enter and finish . The massages and microdermabrasion so gentle and relaxing leaving my skin glowing. Luxurious versatile decor and very relaxing environment..highly recommended this clinic to everyone
Sami Joi
Sami Joi
I had a fantastic body massage and facial with mircodermabrasion at Laser Skin Aesthetics today. I received this pamper package birthday gift from friends, which l finally made the time for. It's a lovely tranquil setting, which is exactly what you need in this busy life we lead these days, a moment to slow down. Lisa and her staff are fantastic and l highly recommend if you need some me time.
Sarah Hurlbatt
Sarah Hurlbatt
I Found Laser Skin through Scoopon. Lisa and her team are so lovely and have such an in-depth knowledge of what is best for my skin. I have stopped going anywhere else. I Highly recommend having a consult with Lisa and she can help with your skin too!
Khushboo Ghai
Khushboo Ghai
I have suffered for so long with a horrible acne cyst skin issues. I have tried Everything nothing works . I met Lisa mcpherson the specialist Ceo from laser skin aesthetics. She is very caring , highly knowledgeable with my skin diagnosis. Lisa the specialists prescribed me acne recovery laser treatments and a tailored specialised skin care lime collagen range from L.western Australia . After one month my skin is 90 percent improved. I am very happy and very confident now . Thank you Lisa and team for looking after me I highly recommend laser skin aesthetics to everyone
Georgina Ricketts
Georgina Ricketts
I bought the 2 hour special on Groupon for myself and my mother. We both really enjoyed the session. The staff were very friendly and the room was clean and inviting. My only suggestion is when other staff members come in to watch/learn, it's good practice to ask for the customers consent prior. I was quite surprised to see another person watching, when I turned onto my back. As I hadn't heard someone come in or was asked if I was okay with someone watching.
Roanne B
Roanne B
I've been going to this salon for the past 3 years and I can honestly say that my skin is the best it's ever been. The packages are reasonably priced, there is no other salon that can give the same value. I recommend to experience their service personally so you can judge for yourself.
Excellent
Based on 86 reviews
Manon Martelli
Manon Martelli
Was amazing!! I really enjoy the massage the Lady did to me :). The package was very nice and hepful for my skin. I really recommend <3
shauna oreilly
shauna oreilly
Such an amazing package! Booked the groupon deal which was a great price at around $90. The amount that was included in it was just unreal! Amazing massage, facial, back scrub, eyebrow tint and wax and some refreshments at the end. I was super nervous about having my eyebrows done by somebody else as I usually just do them myself but the lady taking care of me for them spot on! The clinic owner was so warm and friendly and has some amazing self created skin and makeup products. A great day 💗
Namya's Wonderland
Namya's Wonderland
Wow such an amazing aesthetic clinic. Lisa the ceo and her staff highly professional people highly knowledgeable. They are so welcoming right when you enter and finish . The massages and microdermabrasion so gentle and relaxing leaving my skin glowing. Luxurious versatile decor and very relaxing environment..highly recommended this clinic to everyone
Sami Joi
Sami Joi
I had a fantastic body massage and facial with mircodermabrasion at Laser Skin Aesthetics today. I received this pamper package birthday gift from friends, which l finally made the time for. It's a lovely tranquil setting, which is exactly what you need in this busy life we lead these days, a moment to slow down. Lisa and her staff are fantastic and l highly recommend if you need some me time.
Sarah Hurlbatt
Sarah Hurlbatt
I Found Laser Skin through Scoopon. Lisa and her team are so lovely and have such an in-depth knowledge of what is best for my skin. I have stopped going anywhere else. I Highly recommend having a consult with Lisa and she can help with your skin too!
Khushboo Ghai
Khushboo Ghai
I have suffered for so long with a horrible acne cyst skin issues. I have tried Everything nothing works . I met Lisa mcpherson the specialist Ceo from laser skin aesthetics. She is very caring , highly knowledgeable with my skin diagnosis. Lisa the specialists prescribed me acne recovery laser treatments and a tailored specialised skin care lime collagen range from L.western Australia . After one month my skin is 90 percent improved. I am very happy and very confident now . Thank you Lisa and team for looking after me I highly recommend laser skin aesthetics to everyone
Georgina Ricketts
Georgina Ricketts
I bought the 2 hour special on Groupon for myself and my mother. We both really enjoyed the session. The staff were very friendly and the room was clean and inviting. My only suggestion is when other staff members come in to watch/learn, it's good practice to ask for the customers consent prior. I was quite surprised to see another person watching, when I turned onto my back. As I hadn't heard someone come in or was asked if I was okay with someone watching.
Roanne B
Roanne B
I've been going to this salon for the past 3 years and I can honestly say that my skin is the best it's ever been. The packages are reasonably priced, there is no other salon that can give the same value. I recommend to experience their service personally so you can judge for yourself.