If you have unwanted pigmentation on your skin, you’re not alone. Pigmentation is a common skin concern that can affect men and women of all ages. In this blog post, we’ll outline what pigmentation is and its causes, as well as detailing one of the most effective treatments to help reduce the appearance of pigmentation.
Pigmentation refers to the colour of the skin, which is determined by melanin levels. Melanin is a natural skin pigment that’s found in the skin, hair and eyes. When excess melanin is produced, this can cause the skin to become discoloured or develop types of unwanted pigmentation such as freckles, melasma and age spots. Pigmentation often appears as discoloured spots or darker patches of skin affecting the face or body.
There are many factors that can increase melanin production and cause pigmentation, including:
While not all causes can be avoided, you can reduce your risk of pigmentation changes by applying sunscreen regularly and using skincare products that are recommended for your skin type.
At Skiin, we offer treatment of pigmentation using the Cosmelan Method. This two-stage depigmentation treatment can help to achieve clearer and brighter skin by targeting sun spots, melasma and other unwanted pigmentation. The treatment involves application of a mask that’s worn on the skin for 6-10 hours depending on your level of pigmentation, followed by use of Cosmelan skincare products for 6 months. Cosmelan treatment is a safe and non-invasive option that’s suitable for all ages and skin types.
To learn more about Cosmelan for unwanted pigmentation and find out if this treatment is right for your skin, book an appointment at Skiin today. In an initial consultation, we can assess your skin and create a treatment plan that’s tailored just for you.