Increased pigmentation in the skin commonly begins in the mid-20s and increases with age. It can be more common in women due to hormonal changes (child birth, oral contraceptive pills). If you’re concerned about body or facial age spots, freckles, melasma or birth marks, pigmentation treatment is an option to reduce its appearance. Bay Medical Aesthetics offers treatments for age spots removal, melasma and other skin pigmentation removal solutions to help you look and feel your best.
Freckles, melasma, age spots and other pigmentation changes are a natural part of the aging process. As we age, the normal cell turnover mechanism that produces healthy cells begins to slow down. Eventually, there will be an imbalance of pigment cells that surface over healthy cells.
Pigmentation changes also occurs due to ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation from the sun. The UV radiation triggers off a chain reaction within the epidermis and dermis that stimulates melanocyte formation. Applying sun screen daily can help to minimise the harmful effects of the sun, but unfortunately does not confer its impact completely.
Other factors that can speed up this process include:
There are many types of hyperpigmentation, and they may be present either in the epidermis or dermis. Here are some of the most common types:
The treatment for pigmentation will be dependent on the specific type. Deeper pigments can be more challenging to treat. Epidermal pigments like age spots respond very well to laser age spots treatment, while other pigmentation types may require a combination of different treatments. Our clinic offers the following options:
There are a range of products are also available that can help reduce the appearance of skin pigmentation. At Bay Medical Aesthetics, we offer an extensive range of cosmeceutical skincare products from Medik8. Book an appointment today to receive a personalised recommendation from our expert team!