Pigmentation and Freckles

Pigmentation and freckles are patches of skin that advance to a darker colour generating an uneven skin tone. Hyper-pigmentation is the excessive change in pigmentation in the skin.

COMMON CAUSES

Trauma- if you have experienced any trauma to the skin it can cause pigmentation, for example from picking spots and scabs as well as experiencing a burn to the skin.

Sun Exposure - excessive sun exposure can cause the skin to produce sun spots which are patches of pigmentation on the skin.

Genetics - pigmentation and freckles can be passed down to you if either of your parent have experienced them.

TREATMENTS

LASER SKIN TREATMENT

Laser Skin Treatment can minimise pigmentation and preventing it getting worse. By using terse pulses of laser light to the definitive area the laser light is absorbed by the cells containing the excess pigmentation whilst leaving the unaffected areas harm free making your pigmentation appear much clearer, brighter and smoother.Click here to find out more about Laser Skin Treatment.

CRYOPEN

This treatment involves applying a very fine jet of cryogen (cooling fluid) to the pigmented areas. This will destroy the tissue by freezing the inter cellular fluid but leave the surrounding tissue unaffected. The freezing temperature will kill the pigmented cells. As a a result between 10-14 days the skin underneath will be healed.Click here to find out more about Cryopen.