What you should know about pigmentation and how we can help you with it.

If you struggle with skin pigmentation, you’re definitely not alone. In a part of Australia where sunshine is so common, it’s only logical that a lot of Brisbane residents end up seeking help to even out their skin tones. To help you understand pigmentation and to assist you with making an informed decision about what to do about it, we have provided the information below:

What is pigmentation?

In essence, pigmentation is a fancy word for colouring. The colour of your skin is determined by the amount of melanin in your skin; higher levels will make your skin darker while people with less melanin have fairer complexions. Many people experience cases of unbalanced pigmentation, where certain areas of their body have higher or lower levels of melanin than the rest. This imbalance is responsible for a range of skin conditions, including birthmarks, freckles, and sun spots.

What causes pigmentation?

The sun is a prominent contributor to unbalanced pigmentation for many people in our sunny state, though there are also a number of natural causes of pigmentation. These include ageing, hormonal changes and imbalances, and you can also be genetically predisposed to irregular pigmentation (check your family members to see if you have any skin colourations in common). Some diseases can also affect the levels of melanin in your skin.

Pigmentation and laser treatment

Laser treatment has proven to be an effective method for treating and reducing the appearance of skin pigmentation. By aiming heated waves of light specifically at pigmented sections of skin, while avoiding the unaffected areas, laser treatment enables people to achieve a more even and consistent skin tone.

Pigmentation and Candela GentleLASE

While our Candela GentleLASE system is most commonly used for laser hair removal, it has also proven to be effective in helping clients who are unhappy with their skin pigmentation. Using the GentleLASE, Brisbane Anti-Wrinkle Studio can reduce and remove your sun spots or freckles, allowing you to enjoy a natural and balanced skin tone.

Visit our main website at www.antiwrinklebrisbane.com.au to learn more or call 1300 100 470 to make an appointment with one of our clinics today.