Pigmentation & sun damage
Uneven skin tone
Irregular skin pigmentation is commonly caused by sun exposure, hormonal changes or acne. Post-acne pigmentation, ‘age spots’ or melasma can be very troublesome skin concerns that are usually resistant to over the counter skin products, and get worse with time. A potent treatment plan managed by a specialist is the best way to ensure that your pigmentation is not only reduced, but does not recur.
Our Pigmentation Programme uses a combination of peels and prescription strength products to suppress further pigment production and to reduce irregular pigment patches present in the skin. We will also construct an ongoing management plan to maintain your results.
We have a range of peels and products that target pigmentation so that we can choose the best plan for you. Active ingredients that we use are tretinoin, hydroquinone, kojic acid, ascorbic acid and arbutin.
The key to getting great results with a Pigmentation Programme is correct product use and regular review. Simply purchasing skin lightening products and using them in the same way that you would your regular skincare is unlikely to yield results, and could even cause additional skin problems. At Story, we offer a comprehensive personal service to hold your hand and monitor your skin’s response every step of the way through the programme.
Our Pigmentation Programme includes; a pre and post programme skin scan, consultation and review with a specialist as often as is required, skin preparation with an in-clinic peel and specialist home product kit.
Below are some of the frequently asked questions people ask regarding this treatment.
If you can’t find the answer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and one of our advisors can help.
This treatment is not meant to be continued long term – one you have achieved good results we will switch your home care products to ones designed to have a preventative rather than treatment effect. These maintenance products are more gentle on the skin and can be used for the long term to keep pigmentation away.
Yes, when people refer to pigmentation they mean skin that has patches darker in colour compared to its surrounding base colour. Hyperpigmentation occurs when the pigment producing cells go into overdrive – i.e. when they are ‘hyper’active! Hyperpigmentation can occur in any skin tone.
Hypopigmentation – patches of lighter skin – is rare and is usually related to an underlying medical or dermatological condition. If you have this please come for a skin assessment however we may refer you to a medical dermatologist. This treatment is not designed to treat lighter patches of skin.
This treatment would work with this concern. Below are some related treatments recommended
by our Doctors that may also work for this related concern.