27Th January 2021 | Pigmentation

What is Pigmentation?

Bright and flawlessly beautiful skin radiates youthfulness and freshness. Dark delimited spots on the skin are merely an annoyance. They are signs of disturbed pigment distribution in the epidermis.

Skin pigmentation disorder occurs in all of us – in the face, on the neckline, the back of the hands and the forearms. These include discoloured marks or brown spots, as well as pigmented patches of skin.

Your skin, hair and eyes get its colour from a pigment called melanin. When the cells responsible for producing melanin are healthy, your skin will appear normal and even however, when they become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. As a result, parts of your skin may turn lighter (hypo-pigmentation) or darker (hyper-pigmentation).


What causes Pigmentation

Sun spots, liver spots, freckles and other unwanted pigmentation are often associated with variety of reasons including skin ageing and sun damage caused by over exposure to the sun or sunbeds, genetics, hormonal changes, medical conditions and trauma to the skin.

A common cause of hyperpigmentation is an excess production of melanin. Melanin is a pigment that gives skin its color. And it’s produced by skin cells called melanocytes. Several different conditions or factors can alter the production of melanin in the body.


    • Certain medications can cause hyperpigmentation.
    • Pregnancy changes hormone levels and can affect melanin production in some women. 
    • Excessive sun exposure can also cause an increase in melanin.
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Our Pigmentation Treatment Options

Clinical Facials Treatments for treating pigmentation disorders to achieve an even skin tone and ensure pigmentation flecks are visibly and sustainably reduced, new dark discolorations of the skin are extensively combated and the complexion’s colour is effectively brightened, thanks to Janssen’s special active substances. Find Out More. . .


Janssen Cosmetics pharmacy grade products are an ideal solution. Janssen cosmetics contain strong and pure ingredients to guarantee results in an environmentally safe way to care for skin. The task of the care product series for skin discolouration is to block the skin’s native melanin synthesis at its very source in 4 stages:

  1. Protection of the skin against UV radiation
  2. Blockage of the cell messenger substances
  3. Reduction of melanin synthesis
  4. Inhibition of melanin transportation

Our skin specialists at Laser Chic will gladly assist and advise on a plan for balancing out existing discolorations and prevent the occurrence of new pigment discolourations. Find Out More. . .


How To Prevent Pigmentation

There are some tips you can follow to prevent Pigmentation from developing:

Reapply sunscreen regularly and liberally, especially if you are getting in and out of water or sweating a lot.

Visit the British Skin Foundation website for more information about spotting the signs of skin cancer.

Wear a sun block or sunscreen daily.

Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face.

Cover your skin as much as possible when exposed to direct sunlight.


What sort of results can I expect?

The treatments we have available are consistently effective at removing unwanted pigmentation on your skin. Prior to your procedure, our team of experts will work with you to design a personalised treatment plan to help you achieve the best results possible.

Who can have this treatment?

Due to their non-invasive nature, the treatments offered by Laser Chic are suitable for virtually everyone. However, our team of experts will discuss any issues with you during your free consultation.

How do I know which procedure is right for me?

We offer a variety of treatments, which can be performed solo, or in combination, to achieve desired results. Our team of dedicated professionals will be able to determine which procedure is best for your skin during a private free consultation.

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Laser Chic
0161 445 6349