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Treating Skin Pigmentation – All You Need To Know


What is skin pigmentation?

Skin pigmentation, also known as hyperpigmentation, is a widespread skin concern for many people. Pigmentation takes the form of small or large dark patches of the skin that can appear anywhere on the face or body. It’s not usually anything to worry about, but it can become bothersome. 

There are different types of pigmentation which include:

  • Sunspots, also known as liver spots, are the most common cause of pigmentation. Though usually on the hands and face, they can appear on any body part. Sunspots are caused by overexposure to the sun.
  • Melasma is pigmentation believed to be caused by hormonal changes in the body. Melasma is especially common during pregnancy and can appear anywhere on the body. Symptoms most commonly occur on the stomach and face.
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can be caused by acne or an injury and can appear anywhere on the body.

How is pigmentation treated?

There are numerous ways to treat pigmentation, from over the counter products to treatments performed by a professional at a clinic. 

The most popular over the counter treatments are skin lightening creams which usually contain Liquorice extract, N-acetylglucosamine or Vitamin B-3 (niacinamide). These products effectively treat melasma and age spots but can take longer to show results than a professional treatment. Another easily accessibly treatment is any product that contains acids such as glycolic, lactic, citric, magic or tartaric. Vitamin C is also a good ingredient for diminishing dark spots and azelaic acid, kojic acid and salicylic acid.

There is a range of professional treatments you can also choose from, including Chemical Peels, Skin Rejuvenation, Laser Peels, Light Therapy, Microdermabrasion or Dermabrasion. Chemical peels work by targeting specific dark spots and eliminating the epidermis layer of that area to reduce the intensity of the pigmentation. You can purchase chemical peels over the counter, but if this treatment is performed by a professional, the risks of redness or blistering are minimised. Clinicians will also have higher quality products that can give faster results.

Prices for professional chemical peels can range from £60-£500 depending on the severity and size of the pigmentation.

As there are so many different options to treat skin pigmentation, we recommend speaking to a member of our approachable and knowledgeable team. They will be able to assess your skin type and discuss the most effective options that will help you achieve the best results. The perfect treatment will remove the existing pigmentation permanently.

Why you should choose House of Saab

Our friendly and professional team at House of Saab will provide you with a free personal consultation to discuss your areas of concern and run through the most effective treatment plans best suited to you and your needs.

At House of Saab, we provide only the best experience for our clients from beginning to end. Our expert and experienced technicians are here to answer any questions or queries you may have and promise to provide you with the highest quality treatments and products available. Please speak to a staff member to discuss costs during your free consultation as each treatment requirement is different to each client.

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Potential treatments

Similar treatments to help Skin Pigmentation include:

Bespoke facials

Chemical peels

Skin rejuvenation