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Excessive pigmentation is when brown spots and uneven skin tone areas appear on the body. This is a common and usually harmless condition in which areas of skin become darker in color than normal surrounding skin. The darkening occurs when pigment (melanin) forms excess deposits in the skin.
There are a number of triggers that produce excess pigmentation:
Where pigment becomes uneven the skin can have dark patches, freckles and spots and uneven skin tone. We have a variety of treatments to breakdown, diminish or remove this pigment, treatment plans include, homecare products, chemical peels, laser, silkpeel and microneedling Treatment depends on skin type, pigment depth and skin condition.
Melasma is a chronic skin condition that affects many women. It appears on the face and mask of pigmentation covering the cheeks, the upper lip and forehead. Melasma can develop due to hormones, sun exposure, heat and stress. Treatment depends on the depth of the pigment and cause of the pigmentation. A treatment plan can include any of the following depigmentation creams, silk peel, laser and chemical peel.
Poikilodema of civatte is a chronic skin condition often seen in fair skin. The neck and sometimes the chest show a change of skin tone which can be red/brown in color. Red veins can also be seen. This condition is sun-induced but can become noticeable during menopause, sun avoidance is recommended. Laser will improve the appearance of this condition.