Pigmentation

Written by Dr Jill Tomlinson on .

Worried about pigmentation? You're not alone. Research demonstrates that skin discolouration can add years to our perceived age. Individuals who have even skin tone are judged to be more attractive, healthier and younger in age. Uneven skin tone can result from cumulative UV damage, which leads to freckles, moles and age spots. The more UV damage, the greater the problem. Thankfully, UV-related skin damage can be prevented and, to some extent, past damage can be corrected. Pigmentation can also be caused by hormones (eg melasma) and skin trauma (eg post inflammatory hyperpigmentation). 

Pigmentation can be treated in a number of ways, including topical lightening products, skin needling, peels and laser. All treatments must be combined with strict UV protection in order to maximise effectiveness. 

Treatments that we offer for skin pigmentation include:

  • topical lightening products (including Brite LiteTM, Priority B serum, Enlighten depigmenting serum, Vanish depigmenting serum, Exfol-X)
  • skin needling with the Dermapen3
  • peels
  • combined with sunscreens - such as UberZinc, UberZinc Body and Actinica SPF50+ Lotion

If you are concerned about pigmentation please contact us on (03) 9427 9596 to arrange a skin assessment with one of our practice nurses, who will discuss your concerns and provide you with treatment options and recommendations. 

Drs Bernhard Fink and Karl Grammer researched what constitutes skin perfection, and shockingly found that discolouration can visually add up to 12 years to our perceived age.

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