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Pigmentation Treatment

Pigmentation is a broad skincare condition, which generally refers to light or dark irregular patches on the skin – this can occur in smaller patches or larger patches due to excessive melanin production that disperses unevenly. Pigmentation is an umbrella term that covers hyperpigmentation, melasma and age spots.

Vilka är symptomen?

Many forms of hyperpigmentation are caused by an excess production of melanin. Melanin is produced by melanocytes at the lower layer of the epidermis. Melanin is a class of pigment responsible for producing colour in the body in places such as the eyes, skin, and hair. As the body ages, melanocyte distribution becomes less diffused and its regulation less controlled by the body. UV light stimulates melanocyte activity, and where concentrations of the cells are denser than surrounding areas, hyper – pigmentation forms.

Melasma is a common skin condition which causes dark, discoloured patches on your skin. It’s also called chloasma, or the “mask of pregnancy,” when it occurs in pregnant women. Melasma causes patches of discoloration. The patches are darker than your usual skin colour. It typically occurs on the face and is symmetrical, with matching marks on both sides of the face. Other areas of your body that are often exposed to sun can also develop melasma. Brownish coloured patches usually appear on the: cheeks, forehead, bridge of the nose and chin. It can also occur on the neck and forearms. The skin discoloration doesn’t do any physical harm, but you may feel self-conscious about the way it looks. A visual exam of the affected area is often enough to diagnose melasma. To rule out specific causes, your practitioner might also perform some tests for the diagnosis.

Age spots are usually slightly larger than freckles but smaller than other patches of pigmentation and occur more often in those with fairer skin types. They’re also called liver spots, senile lentigo, solar lentigines, or sunspots. Despite their name, they’re not caused by ageing, but through continual sun exposure and sun damage.

Vem det kan påverka

Hyperpigmentation has prevalence among those with Asian, Mediterranean, Latin and African heritage and darker skin tones. It’s also often seen on those who have spent excessive time in the sun, and have had prolonged UV exposure. As this damage accumulates over time, the pigmentation usually darkens or becomes more noticeable with age.


Hyperpigmentation may be caused by sun damage, inflammation, hormone, or other skin injuries, including those related to acne that induce excessive melanin production. People with darker Asian, Mediterranean or African skin tones are also more prone to hyper – pigmentation, especially if they have excess sun exposure. When the production of melanin is excessive, the pigment can spread unevenly, creating brown patches and splotches. It isn’t totally clear what causes melasma. Darker-skinned individuals are more at risk than those with fair skin. Estrogen and progesterone sensitivity are also associated with the condition. This means birth control pills, pregnancy, and hormone therapy can all trigger melasma. Stress and thyroid disease are also thought to be causes of melasma. Additionally, sun exposure can cause melasma because ultraviolet rays affect the cells

Age spots may affect people of all skin types, but they’re more common in adults with light skin. Unlike freckles, which are common in children and fade with no sun exposure, age spots don’t fade. Age spots are flat, oval areas of increased pigmentation and are usually tan to dark brown. They occur on skin that has had the most sun exposure over the years, such as the backs of hands, tops of feet, face, shoulders and upper back and range from freckle size to about 1/2 inch (13 millimeters). They can group together, making them more noticeable.


One testing technique is a woods lamp examination. This is a special kind of light that’s held up to your skin. It allows your healthcare professional to check for bacterial and fungal infections and determine how many layers of skin the melasma affects.


  • IPL Skin Rejuvenation från £350
  • Klar och briljant laser från £400
  • Obagi Nu Derm system £520
  • Cosmelan Peel £1500

Expert Tip

Your Practitioner will advise you on skincare products that can help lighten your pigmentation which will further enhance and boost your treatment. These may be prescription strength skin lightening agents such as Tretinoin or Hydroquinone. Preventative and protective measures can help to ensure your pigmentation does not get any worse. You should always use SPF 50 or higher daily, reapplying every few hours, even on a cloudy day.

Treatment Options

Some forms of pigmentation like melasma can be particularly tricky to address and treat. Fortunately, with years of experience, our expert practitioners combine the latest advancements in skin-tone-improving treatments with the use of brightening active ingredients to create a unique pigmentation programme. Our approach to treatment aims to ensure that we’ll not only treat the condition but also provide you with proactive steps to prevent the pigmentation from returning.

We also offer Obagi and Cosmelan topical skincare systems to correct hyperpigmentation and even skin tone. The Cosmelan programme contains an at-home preparation kit, followed by an in-clinic skin peel, while the Obagi system contains a range of skincare products to improve your skin tone over time. It’s a prescription-only programme, and your practitioner will help you determine the best course of treatment to improve your pigmentation, melasma or dark spots. During your consultation, we may use our advanced skin scanner to assess the quality of your skin and its conditions to tailor your treatment programme accordingly.

Etherea IPL

Through creating micro-thermal injuries, the IPL treatment resurfaces and renews the skin to lighten darker areas. Not everyone is suitable for this laser treatment, and it can depend on your skin type.

Your consultation will determine your suitability for treatment.

The nurse will apply a numbing cream to minimise discomfort during treatment. We will configure the depth depending on the area and concern, and the device will make a few passes over your skin, delivering bursts of energy.After the IPLtreatment, you may notice square formations with tiny pinprick dots on the skin. The nurse will apply a topical serum to minimise these marks.

IPL uses light energy to target a certain colour in your skin. When the skin is heated, your body gets rid of the unwanted cells, and that gets rid of the thing you’re being treated for. Unlike lasers, an IPL device sends out more than one wavelength of pulsating light.

Most patients require 4-8 sessions. One session every 4-6 weeks depending on the severity of the skin concern.

Numbing cream is applied for 20 minutes, followed by the treatment, which takes approximately 30 minutes.

Laser Treatment

We use a Clear and Brilliant non ablative fractional laser to target melanin to effectively treat an array of pigmented lesions like sunspots and age spots. It’s not suitable for all skin types, so your practitioner will establish whether this is the best treatment for you.

Clear + Brilliant® fungerar genom att skapa hundratusentals mikroskopiska behandlingszoner i de övre hudlagren, vilket ersätter skadad hud med frisk vävnad och ger en yngre hud.

Your consultation will determine your suitability for treatment.

The nurse will apply a numbing cream to minimise discomfort during treatment. We will configure the depth depending on the area and concern, and the device will make a few passes over your skin, delivering bursts of energy.

After the clear & brilliant treatment, you may notice some redness and swelling. The practitioner will apply a topical serum to minimise these marks.

This treatment is only suitable for skin types 1-6.

You can expect to start seeing results within 1-3 treatments.

Most patients will have minimal downtime, you will be red on the day of the treatment

Hud peeling

Ranging in varying strengths and chemicals, a skin peel can minimise the appearance of dark patches by sloughing off dead skin cells and resurfacing the skin. Cosmelan is a particularly effective pigmentation programme that we offer.

Behandlingen börjar med en konsultation där din läkare kommer att bedöma din hud för att dechiffrera dina hudtillstånd och det bästa behandlingsförloppet.

Vissa peelingar som Cosmelan eller Dermamelan kan kräva hudförberedelse med användning av hemmaprodukter innan ditt möte. Din läkare kommer att ordinera en lista med rekommenderade produkter som passar dig eller förse dig med lämplig förberedelsesats.

Om vi behandlar dig med en Cosmelan-peeling, kräver vi att du använder ett förberedande depigmenteringskit innan din första behandling för att förbereda din hud för peelingen.

Under din behandling kommer din läkare att dubbelrengöra och förbereda huden genom att applicera en barriärkräm runt känsliga områden och ta bort all talg för att underlätta penetration av syrorna.

Efter detta kommer vi att applicera det valda skalet och låta det sitta i några minuter innan vi neutraliserar eller tar bort skalet. En neutralisator kommer att förhindra att syran verkar på huden, medan en borttagningsservett lämnar syran aktiv på huden för att fortsätta att förbättra hyn efter behandlingen.

Kemisk hudpeeling är lämplig för alla som letar efter en övergripande hudföryngring och en förbättring av hudton och textur. Eller de som har:

  • Acne
  • Acneärr
  • Pigmentering och solfläckar
  • Mild aktinisk keratos
  • Måttliga rynkor eller fina linjer
  • Rosacea
  • Stora eller öppna porer
  • Skrämmande hud

Behandlingens längd beror på dina anpassade behov. Vissa peelingar kan sitta kvar längre, beroende på dina behov och tolerans mot behandling. Vanligtvis tar det cirka 30 minuter.

Dermapen & PRP

At Harley Street Injectables we often combine both Dermapen and PRP together to treat pigmentation due to their healing properties and ability to improve a multitude of pigmentation issues in all skin types by improving overall skin tone and texture. Dermapen uses a small hand-held device with varying needle depths ranging from 0.5mm and 3mm that create a minor trauma to the dermal layers. The process breaks down stubborn pigmentation and triggers the formation of new collagen, making it suitable for many types of acne scarring. Additionally, platelet-rich plasma therapy improves the appearance of pigmentation by re-training the patient’s platelet-rich fibrin matrix. When your Practitioner re-injects the platelet-rich plasma, back into the skin, it encourages wound healing and promotes the growth of new collagen.

The Dermapen treatment usually begins with the application of a topical numbing cream. Using a hand-held pen-like device, the Practitioner will then make several passes over the entire face.

The collagen inducing Dermapen creates virtually invisible micro-injuries in the skin that ignite the body’s healing and regenerative processes. This influx of collagen, elastin and release of growth factors results in an overall improvement in the skin’s smoothness, suppleness, and strength.

Additionally, the micro-channels allow for optimal absorption of active ingredients to enhance their results and increase their efficacy.

Immediately after the treatment, you may notice tiny pinpricks of blood. The Practitioner will usually pat the face down after which point; the skin will no longer draw blood.

Your skin may be red for up to 24 hours and will gradually resolve throughout the following week. It may also feel a little rough, warm and dry for the first couple of days after your treatment and may begin to flake.

We recommend 6 treatment sessions. Every four weeks.


Cryopen is an ideal solution for the removal of skin lesions and imperfections such as; Skin Tags, Milia, Cherry Angiomas, Age Spots, Warts and Verrucas in a fast, painless fashion. Flawless skin can be chieved in seconds with minimal invasion and without the need for injections. Cosmetic procedures such as skin tags, millia and cherry angiomas are no longer treatable as a standard NHS procedure, however the need for it is still necessary. Cryopen is a quick and easy solution to these common skin conditions without the need for anaesthesia or injections. Cryopen is virtually pain free and without the need for injections, it’s even suitable for children. Anyone who suffers with skin imperfections can be considered as a candidate for this procedure, however it is good practice to always discuss with a trained professional prior to the treatment.

Utförd med en liten applikator, hålls den mot hudens brister och sedan sprayas flytande kväve på den ohälsosamma vävnaden. Beroende på vävnadens storlek kan det ta mellan 1-30 sekunder. Huden får sedan tina och återgå till sin naturliga färg. Processen kan upprepas på samma område, beroende på svårighetsgraden.

Denna procedur är icke-invasiv och anses vara låg risk. Risken för biverkningar är mycket sällsynta men några som kan uppmärksammas är:
Tillfälliga pigmentförändringar på behandlingsstället.
Tillfällig förlust av känsel
Blåsa i behandlingsområdet

Proceduren är inte smärtsam och läkningsprocessen som följer är inte annorlunda. Det tar vanligtvis 1-6 veckor beroende på storleken på behandlingsområdet. Lesioner antar vanligtvis en mörkare färg eftersom huden regenereras under den kommer att smälta eller flagna bort.

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