Pigmentation refers to the colouring of your skin, with the amount of melanin mainly determining the pigment your skin cells produce. When your skin produces more melanin, it becomes darker. This can happen for various reasons, like exposure to the sun, hormonal changes, or certain health conditions. Uneven pigmentation can show up as freckles, age spots, or larger patches of discoloured skin.

Age spots, also known as liver spots or solar lentigines, are a common type of hyperpigmentation. They typically appear as small, darkened patches on areas of the skin that have been exposed to the sun over time, such as the face, hands, shoulders, and arms. Age spots are more common in people over the age of 50, but they can occur in younger people who spend a lot of time in the sun without proper skin protection. These spots are harmless, but some people choose to treat them for cosmetic reasons.

older woman with age spots on her face
Girl with pigmentation spots on face


How Do I Remove My Pigmentation?

Managing pigmentation and age spots involves a combination of approaches rather than a single cure. Topical treatments, including hydroquinone, kojic acid, azelaic acid, vitamin C, and retinoids, can gradually lighten these spots. Equally crucial is sun protection; using a high-SPF sunscreen and covering up can prevent further pigmentation and keep existing spots from darkening.

Professional treatments like chemical peels, laser therapy, microdermabrasion, and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy offer practical solutions for more significant results. Setting realistic expectations is essential, as treatments can take time to work and vary in effectiveness from person to person. Consulting with our team is the best step to identify the most suitable treatment plan for your skin’s needs.


Recommended Treatments

Although there is no cure for pigmentation and sunspots, we offer the following treatments to help manage the signs and appearance of dark spots so you can feel more confident in your own skin! Get in touch for a free consultation and start your journey today.

Carbon Laser Peel

The carbon peel (Hollywood peel) exfoliates the skin, reduces pore size, and improves skin texture by targeting and removing impurities and dead skin cells.


Plasma skin regeneration, commonly known as Plasmage, is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure used for skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, and various dermatological treatments.

IPL Skin Rejuvenation

IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, skin rejuvenation is a popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure designed to improve the appearance and texture of the skin.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing treatments target and reduce excessive pigmentation, such as age spots, sunspots, or melasma, resulting in a more even skin tone.


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