There are special cells (melanocytes) in the skin that make melanin, a pigment that affects the colour of skin.
When these special cells are damaged or unhealthy, melanin production is affected; some disorders affect the entire body, whereas others just affect patches of skin. High levels of melanin cause darker skin, low levels cause lighter skin, and total or partial lack of melanin results in the disorder Albinism. At PHI Clinic, we have a range of treatments available to reduce abnormal pigmentation.
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Other Factors to consider
Pigmentation refers to the colour of the skin, and can range from the appearance of small age spots to large patches of splotchy, discoloured skin. Skin discolouration due to problems with melanin can be hormonal, like melasma, a condition commonly referred to as ‘the mask of pregnancy’ as 90% of pregnant women suffer from it, although men can develop the condition as well. This gets its name from the areas of the face that it affects; the upper lips, nose, cheekbones, and forehead, creating blotches of darkened skin that can look make it look like the sufferer is wearing a mask.
Hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation are both conditions caused by melanin levels, causing areas of lighter skin and darker skin, respectively. Melanin depletion or lack of melanocytes causes loss of skin colour in hypopigmentation, whereas excess melanin forms in deposits in the dermis and epidermis in hyperpigmentation.
Treatments available for Pigmentation
Currently, laser resurfacing is one of the most efficient methods of improving facial scarring that has happened as a result of injury or earlier surgery, and is known in the industry in being particularly effective at treating conditions usually regarded as ‘stubborn’ like acne scarring.
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At PHI Clinic, we see hundreds of patients with a wide range of indications. It is important to assess each patient individually to provide you with a skincare treatment plan that works for you. Whether the aim is to improve a symptom or problem, or to simply maintain and protect an even complexion, PHI is passionate about providing a solution and an effective regime tailored to you.
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Pulsed Dye Laser
Targeting skin conditions that were traditionally believed to only affect those of fairer skin tones, but have since been proven to affect patients of colour.
Face veins and redness as conditions are not a health risk, but can cause emotional or psychological distress to the individual and can prove to be difficult to mask by makeup and creams. Pulsed Dye Laser can be very effective in treating redness and other issues like face veins.
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Arguably the most prominent concerns with ageing is wrinkles, facial sagging and skin laxity, scarring and blemishes, sun damage and pigmentation. While there are a lot of cost effective ways to target and mask the appearance of these issues, it is important to understand what is causing them, and in doing so, you can actually eliminate or improve the concern itself. Offering a myriad of anti-ageing treatments, at PHI Clinic, we aim to consult and diagnose the indication, and treat it accordi...Read on Book consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
The amount of treatments required to treat pigmentation may vary from patient to patient. A comprehensive treatment plan will be created highlighting all associated costs following a mandatory consultation.
Treatments for pigmentation are usually performed by our highly trained team of nurses and therapists.
The amount of downtime associated with pigmentation treatment depends upon the treatment performed and the intensity of that treatment.
Special care and attention needs to be taken when undergoing any laser treatment to avoid sun exposure.
Before and after Pigmentation treatment
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