Improving irregular pigmentation, brown spots & freckles
In clinic, we see many patients with patchy facial pigmentation (melasma / chloasma) or mottled pigmentation due to sun-related skin ageing. While pigmentation is a stubborn problem that certainly won’t disappear overnight and takes persistence and patience to improve, we can prescribe effective skin-lightening creams to reduce these issues.
Oh, and in case you were wondering … the ‘before–after’ image in the banner above is of course airbrushed. No treatment in the world would achieve such a fundamental change. The aim when treating pigmentation is improvement, not perfection!
Topical treatments are particularly effective when combined with a special in-clinic pigment regulating treatment every six to ten days (see ‘Pigment Facial’). A Dermatology Grade Pigment Facial™ brightens irregular pigmentation while giving your complexion a wonderfully fresh glow.
It is also extremely important to combine any treatment for pigmentation with a broad-spectrum sun protection product of SPF 30-50 (plus sun avoidance!).
Remember – a single day of excess sun can undo months of treatment.
‘Age spots’ (lentigines) on face and hands can be gently ‘frozen’ by our doctors in clinic, treated with topical skin lightening products at home or approached with a special chemical peel. ‘Freezing’ (cryotherapy) in particular is very effective in fair skinned individuals, but may leave some redness lasting around four to six weeks after treatment.
Before (left) and after (right) treatment of pigmentation on cheeks
AS SEEN IN THE PRESS