Treatment information and recommendations

What is pigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition characterised by the darkening of certain areas of the skin due to an excess production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color. This condition can affect people of all skin types and tones and can occur on any part of the body. Hyperpigmentation can be triggered by various factors, including sun exposure, hormonal changes, inflammation, genetics, and certain medications or medical conditions. It is usually a benign condition but can cause cosmetic concerns and impact self-esteem.

How can pigmentation be effectively treated?

Topical Treatments

Over-the-counter or prescription creams, gels, or silicone-based sheets may help improve the appearance of scars by hydrating the skin, reducing inflammation, and promoting collagen remodeling.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin to exfoliate the outer layers and promote cell turnover, leading to a reduction in hyperpigmentation and improvement in skin tone and texture.

Laser Therapy

Various laser and light-based treatments, such as intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, fractional laser resurfacing, or Q-switched lasers, can target and break down excess melanin in the skin, resulting in a more even complexion.


Microneedling involves the use of tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating collagen production and enhancing the penetration of topical lightening agents for improved hyperpigmentation.

Sun Protection

Sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection and an SPF of 30 or higher is essential for preventing further hyperpigmentation and protecting the skin from UV-induced damage. Sunscreen should be applied daily, even on cloudy days or during the winter months.

Our recommended treatments for pigmentation


IPL laser skin rejuvenation

Chemical Peels