Pigmentation is the generalised term to changes in skin tone from a range of causes. Skin pigmentation can be found all over the body, but generally, appear on the face.
Our skin gets its colour from a pigment called melanin. If your body produces too much melanin, your skin will get darker. And if your body doesn't create enough melanin, your skin gets lighter.
Sun exposure and UV damage are two of the largest causes of pigmentation. It's often the main cause of wrinkles, spots, and sags we consider a natural part of ageing. Over time, the sun's UV rays damage skin fibres called elastin.
Other causes of skin pigmentation include thermal injuries, inflammation — even hormonal imbalances. Environmental factors such as cigarette smoke, air pollution, and chemicals can also damage the surface of your skin.
The Mesoestetic Cosmelan and Dermamelan treatments brighten brown patches and skin discolourations by pausing the amount of melanin your skin produces for the duration of the application. Afterwards, melanin production begins once more. Clients will need to be vigilant about applying SPF 50 (or higher) sunscreen for 3-6 months after. We do recommend continuing sunscreen application daily, if you're worried about skin pigmentation, as UV damage is a major exacerbating factor.
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The answer to this really depends on how much damage has occurred. If you have severe pigmentation, also known as hyperpigmentation, you'll need a more rigorous treatment plan than if you have mild sun damage.
We'll assess which treatment will work best for you when you come in for a consultation. We'll take into account your medical history, the amount of pigmentation on your skin, and lifestyle factors before we recommend any treatment plan.
Again, this depends on how many sessions you'll need to book. But many of our clients see a visible reduction in their skin pigmentation when their skin cells renew after their first treatment session.
Your skin will be red and swollen for a day or so, and then it'll begin peeling for the next 7-10 days. You should be fully healed after this time.
These are the words of Derya Koch, a founding dermal clinician at Victorian Dermal Group. It's also one of the clinic's guiding principles. The team at VDG is results-driven, and focused on providing skin solutions backed by science.
Every VDG clinician is fully accredited, and passionate about providing treatments for all skin disorders and cosmetic needs. Clients often claim there's an atmosphere of non-judgement when they visit the clinic, and the team is so warm and friendly, clients feel immediately at ease.
See our client's transformations pre- and post-treatments for pigmentation issues.
A lot of my friends also go to Vic Dermal Group, and I’ve seen so much of their wonderful work and actual real results. I am booking in for some treatment to remove my pigmentation from exposure to the sun and lack of sunscreen — can't wait to see the results!
I went in for a consultation two months ago, and Derya explained everything in detail relating to my skin concern. She advised me on product recommendations and future treatments. I was very happy with everything — excellent customer service experience!
I went to the Kew location to have a consult on pigmentation, and was thoroughly impressed by how professional and friendly the entire team is. I have started out with a chemical peel, and will be doing laser every two weeks.
Everyone is so lovely over there but, most of all, very professional and honest. I finally know where I’m heading with my treatments. They wrote me a treatment plan, and I’m so happy with it!
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