Uneven Pigmentation


The colour of skin in determined by the type and amount of melanin that is produced by melanocytes in the epidermis of the skin. The number of melanocytes we have are the same across all races, but your pigmentation is due to the type of melanin you produce, and this is genetically determined. Melanin protects skin cells and their DNA by absorbing the sun’s ultraviolet rays (UVR).

Hyperpigmentation is what results when there is increased production of melanin. This will cause the skin to appear darkened either in small areas (dark spots) or large areas (patches). Hyperpigmentation can affect all skin types but those with darker skin tones are more susceptible. It can be particularly distressing when it develops.

The three main causes of hyperpigmentation

Photodamage (sun damage)

The skin has irregular pigmentation, including freckles, age spots and uneven skin tone. This is caused by long-term exposure to sun or tanning beds.


This is characterised by symmetrical patches that appear on sun-exposed areas of the skin, most often the forehead, cheeks, bridge of nose, upper lip and chin. The causes include long-term UV exposure, genetics and hormones present during pregnancy or the use of the contraceptive pills.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

These are brown patches found in areas of the skin that have been subjected to trauma, inflammation or both. The commonest causes are acne, eczema, psoriasis or laser burns.


The Treatment options I offer

Medical Skincare
A prescription skincare routine, expertly customised to your skin type to lift and blend your pigmentation.
SkinPen Microneedling
A course of SkinPen Microneedling to correct and reset the pigmentation abnormality.
Chemical Peels
A course of targeted Chemical peels from leading medical skincare brands to exfoliate and reduce pigmentation.
Because it is important that your particular problem is identified correctly, I would encourage you to arrange a consultation at Skin Enhance and Wellness for an in-depth analysis of your skin and devise a customised treatment plan, based on your requirements.

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