A common cause of pigmentation is an over-production of melanin. Melanin is produced by a specialised cell in the skin; the melanocyte. Melanin is responsible for giving our skin its colour. When the melanocyte is over stimulated it can produce excess pigmentation resulting in dark patches on the skin.
Causes of Pigmentation (hyperpigmentation) include;
Sun Damage (including sunspots, freckles)
Inflammation due to trauma, also known as Post Inflammatory Hyper-Pigmentation (P.I.H.P). This can be a result of cuts, burns, acne, invasive skin treatments without sufficient skin preparation and the use of pigment inhibitor products.
Hormonal changes caused by the contraceptive pill, pregnancy, menopause. Hormonal pigmentation is also known as Melasma or Chloasma.
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The team at Karen Bowen Dermal Therapist have extensive experience in treating pigmentation concerns. Upon the time of consultation we are able to determine the type of pigmentation and our therapists will suggest effective professional treatments and products that will work the most effectively for your skin.
Professional treatments that our team uses to treat PIGMENTATION:
Lumenis IPL: Lumenis 1, Lumenis 22.
Specialised Professional Chemical Peels (Mesoestetic Cosmelan Peel and Mesoestetic Dermamelan Peel.
Venus Viva Nano-Fractional R.F.
Skin Needling (ECIT, Dermaroller).
DMK Professional Treatments.
To achieve optimum results our team of therapists will suggest high quality dermal products that aid in suppressing melanocyte over-activity and provide nutrition to the skin. **Please note that darker skin types will require adequate skin preparation prior to commencing some of our professional treatments. This is to significantly reduce the risk of post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (P.I.H.P).