The skin gets its colour from a substance called melanin which also protects it against the sun. When skin becomes damaged or unhealthy, the production of melanin becomes imbalanced and it causes skin discolouration in the area. There are wide range of potential causes for skin pigmentation such as illness, injury and inflammatory problems and the common type of pigmentations are:
Melasma: skin discolouration that causes brown or grey patches normally on the face, associated with disfunction of melanocytes, photo ageing and also hormonal changes such as pregnancy.
Post inflammatory Hyperpigmentation: Refers to the darkening of skin that occurs often after injury to the skin or following inflammatory skin condition such as acne or eczema.
Freckles: Small brown spots that appear on areas mainly exposed to the sun. They form by overpopulating of melanin, from ultraviolet (UV) radiation stimulation and often seen from a young age.
Solar Lentigo (known as brown spots or Age spots): A small pigmented spot with clear edges mainly on face, neck and hands caused by sun exposure. People with pale, sensitive or thin skin are more subject to develop such pigmentation.
How can you treat pigmentation?
At Wharf Clinic we run a thorough consultation and offer a tailored approach treatment to each individual’s need. By combining breakthrough technologies and/or bespoke patented Chemical peel, your skin will look sensational.
Most popular treatments may include:
For moderate to severe conditions:
For mild conditions: