Reducing hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation can be disfiguring and can affect a persons confidence. It can occur with any skin type but especially in darker skins. Pigmentation can be caused by sun damage, hormones (especially when pregnant), or as a result of damage or inflammation to the skin.

We have a range of products and treatments to help treat pigmentation problems. Book in for a free consultation and we can assess your individual requirements and tailor treatment for you.

  • Treatment time: 45mins-1hour
  • Visible results: Deeply cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates the skin. Can also improve scars and fine lines.
  • Results duration: 1-6 months
  • Price: from £85

1. Facial Peels

The Spot peel is suitable for all skin types including Asian and black skin. A highly effective treatment for pigmentation problems. Used in combination with the Milk peel (50% Gylcolic), this targets more stubborn pigmentation using ingredients such as mandelic acid, retinol and salicylic acid. The spot peel is then applied directly to specific problematic areas of the skin to treat:

  • Pigmentation spots
  • Pregnancy dark spots
  • Melasma
  • Other pigmentation

There is relatively little down time with this treatment which makes it an excellent choice. We recommend two peels for maximum results. (Please see the Peels section for more information)

For before and after photos please see our photo gallery.

2. Laser Therapies and Pixel

We have the renowned Harmony XL laser and excellent system which safely and effectively removes unwanted pigmentation using laser or pixel technology.

3. Dr Murad Vitamin C Environmental Shield Facial Therapies and Products

Dr Murad, a Dermatologist and Pharmacist from Los Angeles has a fantastic results driven treatment package specifically for pigmentation problems. Lightening ingredients fade age spots and hyperpigmentation. Powerful antioxidants protect the skin from the sun and free radical damage to prevent premature ageing.

Patented Skin Repair System illuminates the appearance of overstressed skin and improves elasticity.

A course of facials is recommended to treat pigmentation. We have some fantastic offers on for courses of facials.

Home products are also available to buy in clinic which have been clinically proven to help treat pigmentation.

For more information on Dr Murads treatments please see the section under Dr Murad Skincare.

4. Dermaceutics Creams

Dermaceutics own lightening cream. Recommended for use before and after facial peels. Has excellent results on its own but highly recommended with the Spot Peel.

5. Hydradermabrasion

Our oxygen and water based hydradermabrasion improves pigmentation effectively. A crystal free method ensures no toxins are introduced to the skin. A course is recommended to treat pigmentation.

This not an exhaustive list and we have other products and treatments available. Speak to one of our experienced doctors for more information.

6. Dermamelan

A unique peel aimed at treating hyperpigmentation through tyrosinase inhibition and lightening of the skin.

Suitable for all skin types. You must be assessed by our doctors first.

Helps to treat hyper pigmentation from melasma, sun damage, pregnancy masks, chloasma, post inflammatory pigmentation.

The mask is applied for 10-12 hours and washed off, after which the face peels. Included in the treatment package is aftercare products to use at home and follow up consultation with our doctor.

7. Obagi Nu-derm Medical System

obagi Improve dark spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma and other forms of discoloration with Obagi Nu-Derm. This skin care routine uses professional-grade lightening ingredients such as Hydroquinone and Vitamin A to inhibit melanin production, the substance responsible for controlling pigment in the skin.

These products are available on prescription only and will require you to consult with one of our doctors.

To arrange your appointment for hyperpigmentation treatment in Leeds, York or Manchester please contact us online or call us on: Leeds Clinic - 0113 278 3344 York Clinic - 01904 633833 Manchester Clinic - 0161 4344155

More information

Treatment areas

Sun damage can cause age or liver spots, which are small patches of skin usually on the hands, face or other parts of the body that are frequently exposed to the sun. Hyperpigmentation caused by other conditions can be found anywhere on the body.

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1 month spot treatment + 1 month homecare

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Obagi for hyperpigmentation

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  • What can I expect after skin peel treatment?

Your skin may look a little pink with slight swelling. This should completely disappear within 24 hours. Following your treatment, you should moisturise the skin, which will reveal a smoother, new layer of skin with improved texture and tone. It is important to avoid the sun for around four weeks.

  • What is a skin peel?

A peel is an exfoliation stimulated by a chemical solution. It is a safe and common practice. Dermaceutic has been working with dermatologists for several decades and has extensive experience in this area.

  • What is the benefit of a skin peel?

A peel in no way alters the shape of your face. It is an entirely natural and effective procedure performed by a professional. It is discreet, so those around you will find you radiant without knowing why!

  • What happens during a session for a skin peel?

A session generally lasts 15 minutes and is made up of several steps: cleansing of the area to be treated, application of the peel and finally, only in certain cases, neutralisation. For most peels, you need to do at least 4 sessions a few weeks apart.

  • What are the after effects of skin peels?

A few hours after the session, a slight redness to a sunburn effect will appear, depending on the type of treatment you have received.

  • Are skin peels painful?

No, during the application of the peeling agent, you will feel tingling or a light feeling of heat, then everything will disappear in a few minutes or hours (with the speed depending on the strength of the peel).

  • What safety precautions should I take when having a skin peel?

Tell us if you are pregnant, have had any allergic reactions, or are undergoing any beauty (hair removal, tanning, microdermabrasion) or medical treatment. You must be sure to protect yourself from the sun for at least a month after treatment.