There are four main reasons why individuals may develop excessive pigmentation in the skin:
Sun damage – this causes sun spots, which resemble freckles and usually flat and brown
Seborrhoeic keratoses – these are warty growths on the skin that are typically brown
Melasma – this is a common ocndition in which dark brown or grey patches develop on the face
Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation – this when pigmentation develops after a rash including acne has occurred, and is common in darker skin types.
Pigmentation treatments at Belgravia Dermatology
Detailed consultation and skin analysis by a Dermatologist to establish the cause of pigmentation and design an individualised treatment plan
Advice on lifestyle factors which may improve the skin condition
A bespoke skin care regime to suit your skin type
Prescription creams containing medications designed to reduce pigmentation
Physical treatments to remove pigmented blemishes including cryotherapy, minor surgery and Tixel
How effective are treatments for pigmentation?
The results are variable and depend on the underlying diagnosis. Pigmentation from sun damage and seborrheoic keratosis improves well to treatment. Melasma also frequently responds well though post inflammatory hyperpigmentation may be much slower to resolve.
What should I do next?
If you suffer from pigmentation problems then please arrange to see one of our Dermatologists who will be happy to help.