Pigmentation and Melasma

Melasma Treatment Pigmentation Reduction


Reset your skin colour with our skin expert at The R Clinic. Treat patchy uneven skin colour with our carefully considered skin treatments and cosmeceuticals. We have the experience and the knowledge to create an individual care plan for you so you can achieve a complexion free from pigmentation and dark spots.

What is Pigmentation and Melasma?

Skin pigmentation describes several conditions where skin has become darker in colour than the surrounding skin. Areas usually affected by pigmentation include the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and chin. One form of skin pigmentation is ‘Hyperpigmentation’ and can appear as freckles, sunspots or age spots (sun damage pigmentation), melasma, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and solar lentigos.  

Hyperpigmentation is one of the most common but complex skin issues affecting patients and it can have a massive impact on your self-confidence.

What causes Pigmentation and Melasma?

The most common form of pigmentation is sunspots (aka age spots), which are caused by sun damage and the skin’s natural aging process. When our skin is exposed to the sun our body produces melanin to protect our skins cells from solar damage. Over time, and lots of sun exposure over the years produces sunspots on our skin. 

Melasma is another concern, however unlike small, isolated spots, melasma forms in larger patches on the skin. Melasma is caused by both hormonal and environmental triggers such as heat and UV light. Often referred to the ‘mask of pregnancy’ it can develop or worsen for women who are pregnant due to the increase in hormones. Melasma is a complex condition to treat, and treatment needs to be planned and carried out by a trained professional to not make the condition worse.

How can we help?

At the R Clinic our experienced team can help you to find the right treatment to help with pigmentation reduction, to reduce redness, and reduce marks on skin.  

Pigmentation can be treated and managed with a tailored plan of cosmeceutical products and targeted skin treatments. Cosmeceutical ingredients form an important part of the treatment process and coupled with skin treatments such as gentle chemical peels and laser treatments can help to manage and improve pigmentation conditions. 

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