No.23 Skin Kensignton - Pigmentation Treatment

Pigmentation Treatment

What is Pigmentation? 

Melanin gives skin its natural colour. Too much of it causes pigmentation. Those brown spots on your skin? Chances are it’s pigmentation. UV light is the main culprit, which is why it often appears post-holiday or sunbed use. Hormones and acne are also common causes.

The virtues of wearing SPF daily and year-round are many, including preventing dark patches from UV-light exposure. But there are treatments available if you’re after a cure – no matter what caused your pigmentation.

Two of the most effective use leading technology that have been clinically approved: Sciton Broadband Light (BBL) and microneedling. Both are offered by us because we know they work and are safe. Chemical peels and exfoliants, and lightening creams are other options.

 

The right pigmentation treatment for you depends on your needs and your skin’s needs.

Delve into the details below.

The gold standard: Sciton Broadband Light (BBL)

The benchmark for pigmentation. BBL uses gentle light beams to bring dark spots to the surface and remove them.

Is it for me?

Perfect for those who want instant results and minimal downtime. The only drawback is you must avoid UV-light exposure before and after, as skin will be photosensitive. SPF is also necessary.

 

Good for multiple skin concerns: microneedling

SkinPen microneedling treats pigmentation, as well as scarring and skin texture. FDA-approved, it uses tiny needles to stimulate the body’s natural healing power. Collagen is produced as part of the recovery process, encouraging skin tone to even out.

Is it for me?

Suitable for all skin types, and it’s good for treating lots of issues at once. Skin will take 24-48 hours to heal though, and may be red during recovery.

 

Ideal treatment for light pigmentation: chemical peels & exfoliants

Home treatments include products with AHAs, salicylic acid, and azelaic acid (also good for breakouts). Professional peels are offered in clinic, and stimulate cell turnover, which reduces pigmentation if done regularly.

Is it for me?

If you have little pigmentation and want a light treatment that’s suitable for all skin types, then yes. A word of caution: over-foliating with these actives can make skin sensitive, so speak to your dermatologist or doctor first.

 

The long game: lightening creams

Lightening creams are an option if recommended by your doctor. They contain hydroquinone, which decreases melanin in your skin – remember, too much melanin leads to pigmentation. The skin then ‘lightens’, as dark skin cells shed. A Dermatology Consultation is needed if this is the route you want to opt for.

Is it for me?

Patience is needed, as lightening creams take possibly months of consistent use before full results. They also have to be prescribed, so aren’t for everyone.

 

That’s a lot of information to take in. If you want to discuss anything further, call us on 020 3941 1815 to book your complimentary consultation. Set on a treatment already? Book your appointment online now.

 

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Couldn't have asked for better care. Professional and friendly. Highly recommend.
Cameron Tudor
month ago
I am delighted to have Dr Cherry looking after my skin. She inspires confidence, and the personal service provided by No. 23 Skin is wonderful.
Debbie Charkham
month ago
I had a wonderful experience at No23 Skin, the rooms were bright and airy, making you feel completely comfortable! Overall l left feeling very calm and relaxed! It’s so wonderful to be in the hands of amazing Doctorsread more
Briana Anoff
month ago
Had a great experience at No 23 Skin. The doctor helped me feel really at ease and whole atmosphere was warm. Great location too. Can’t wait to go back for my facial in a few weeks!
Stephanie Johnston
3 months ago
What a lovely find No.23 Skin is, this was my first facial post lockdown and I picked the perfect place. It is in beautiful location just off High St Ken and whilst being luxurious it was also welcoming and warm. I selected the anti-aging facial and Cecilia tailored it especially to my skin concerns. She had had such a great touch and I was relaxed from the first minute. Facial included a fabulous massage and a LED light treatment (this is a must) and after 75 mins I left with glowing skin! It’s been over two weeks and my skin still looks fresh and dewy.Next appointment is with Dr Armstrong for my wrinkle treatment. Will then be Christmas party ready!read more
Rebecca Pick
12 days ago
The team at No.23 Skin are really helpful, warm and knowledgeable. I went in for a pregnancy facial with Cecilia and she helped me with some very annoying milia that have been troubling me around my eyes for ages and nobody else would help with.I was also able to have a pregnancy safe peel which has left me with smoother skin with a more even tone. Would really recommend!read more
Petrie Randles
month ago
Couldn't have asked for better care. Professional and friendly. Highly recommend.
Cameron Tudor
month ago
I am delighted to have Dr Cherry looking after my skin. She inspires confidence, and the personal service provided by No. 23 Skin is wonderful.
Debbie Charkham
month ago
I had a wonderful experience at No23 Skin, the rooms were bright and airy, making you feel completely comfortable! Overall l left feeling very calm and relaxed! It’s so wonderful to be in the hands of amazing Doctorsread more
Briana Anoff
month ago
Had a great experience at No 23 Skin. The doctor helped me feel really at ease and whole atmosphere was warm. Great location too. Can’t wait to go back for my facial in a few weeks!
Stephanie Johnston
3 months ago
What a lovely find No.23 Skin is, this was my first facial post lockdown and I picked the perfect place. It is in beautiful location just off High St Ken and whilst being luxurious it was also welcoming and warm. I selected the anti-aging facial and Cecilia tailored it especially to my skin concerns. She had had such a great touch and I was relaxed from the first minute. Facial included a fabulous massage and a LED light treatment (this is a must) and after 75 mins I left with glowing skin! It’s been over two weeks and my skin still looks fresh and dewy.Next appointment is with Dr Armstrong for my wrinkle treatment. Will then be Christmas party ready!read more
Rebecca Pick
12 days ago
The team at No.23 Skin are really helpful, warm and knowledgeable. I went in for a pregnancy facial with Cecilia and she helped me with some very annoying milia that have been troubling me around my eyes for ages and nobody else would help with.I was also able to have a pregnancy safe peel which has left me with smoother skin with a more even tone. Would really recommend!read more
Petrie Randles
month ago
Couldn't have asked for better care. Professional and friendly. Highly recommend.
Cameron Tudor
month ago
I am delighted to have Dr Cherry looking after my skin. She inspires confidence, and the personal service provided by No. 23 Skin is wonderful.
Debbie Charkham
month ago