Skin Pigmentation

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What IS IT?

Skin pigmentation, also known as hyperpigmentation, is the darkening of a section of the skin normally caused by an over-production of melanin in the skin. Factors such as hormones, overexposure to the sun,pregnancy, ingesting photosensitive medication and genetics can all contribute to the development of skin pigmentation.

People that have extremely overactive melanocytes (melanin cells) or simply a high concentration of melanocytes may suffer from hyperpigmentation. Anyone can be susceptible to skin pigmentation but it is more common with a darker skin type because they have a higher concentration of melanocytes than lighter skin types.There are various forms of skin pigmentation such as freckles, lentigines (beauty spots) and melisma (pregnancy mask).


Lamelle Pigmentation Chemical Peel

This chemical peel treatment aids in lightening reddish-brown or dark age spots. This treatment can safely be performend every 2-6 weeks until the patient is fully satisfied with the results.

FormaTk’s Skin Rejuvenation & Pigmentation

This laser treatment assists with effectively drawing any discolouration to the surface of the epidermis, allowing the skin to naturally heal the pigmentation over time. This treatment is perfectly safe and is highly effective when it comes to treating skin pigmentation.


The professionals at Laser Elite recommend the following products to use at home to help successfully treat and prevent pigmentation:

Clarity-Active-CleanseLamelle Luminesce Range

The Lamelle Luminesce range helps to prevent any age spots and lighten the skin. The Luminesce Moisturizer, which can be used in conjunction with the Luminesce, contains vitamin A which has powerful anti-ageing properties and helps normalize skin cell functions.


Nimue Hyperpigmented Skin Range

The Nimue Hyperpigmented range contains a special formulation to lighten skin and prevent any age spots you may experience on your skin.