Reduce Pigmented Lesions
What is pigmentation?
When we talk about pigmented lesions we are usually referring to changes in the melanin (pigment) in the skin. These look like small patches of the skin that are a different colour to the normal skin tone and are usually localised deposits of excess melanin.
Pigmented lesions can cause sufferers frustration and anxiety, as they are usually associated with age, making people feel they look older than they wish.
Types of pigmentation
Pigmentation deposits within the epidermis can be:
Solar Lentigines. These are also known as sunspots, liver spots or age spots. They are caused by UV exposure.
Lentigo Simplex. These are genetic and look similar to large freckles/moles.
Ephelides. Better known as freckles, these can be both genetic and UV triggered and are generally darker in summer, and lighter in winter.
Seborrhoeic keratosis. Are brown warty spots that are a sign of ageing skin.
These collections of excess melanin are most often found on the face, hands and decollete – areas that are commonly exposed to the sun. Sun damage is the leading cause of pigmented lesions.
Pigmentation deposits within the dermis can be:
Melasma/Chloasma: is a pigmentation disorder usually triggered by hormones, this is made worse by UV exposure.
Post-Imflammatory Hyper-Pigmentation: is a temporary pigmentation response that follows an injury or damage to the skin.
Treatments for Pigmentation
Pigmented lesions may reappear over time, therefore it is important to use sunscreen to protect from further sun damage, preferably with 50 SPF.
Medical information on the types of pigmentation that can occur can be found here.
Patient results and treatment experiences may vary.
Laser Treatment for Pigmentation
Laser pigment treatments have been shown to effectively kill the pigment-containing cells, resulting in epidermal necrosis and subsequent removal of pigment, which is replaced with normal epidermal skin.
Pigment treatments take between 10 -30 minutes, depending on the number of pigmented lesions. Treatments can be performed every 4 weeks and may take up to 3 treatments for full removal.
There is a mild warming sensation during treatment and darkening of the lesions is expected until flaking of the melanin occurs (up to one week). The lesion should not be removed but allowed to flake off naturally..
Single lesion £40
Full face £100
More information can be found here.
Chemical Peels for Pigmentation
We have two chemical peels available for pigmentation problems.
Pigmentation Peel: Epidermal (surface) pigmentation lives higher in the skin and therefore does not need as harsh a peel to remove it. The pigmentation peel lightens the surface pigmentation through increased cell turnover, and the ascorbic acid and glutathione act as internal UV protection whilst brightening and lightening the skin.
This treatment can be performed every 4 weeks and can leave the skin dry for up to 5 days.
Full face and neck £50
Photodamage/Melasma peel: Our deeper pigmentation peel will help brighten pigmentation that lives deeper in the skin, such as severe sun damage, melasma and post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. This peel has the added benefit of a tyrosinase inhibitor to reduce future melanin production.
This peel must be built up to and using an appropriate skincare regime, find out more here.
This treatment can be performed every 4-6 weeks and can leave the skin dry for up to 7 days.
Full face and neck £60
To see more information about chemical peels available at Oasis Wellbeing Clinic here.
Microneedling for Pigmentation
Microneedling treatments increase the skins permeability; meaning trans dermal delivery of drugs is increased 100%, allowing mesotherapy treatments to infuse the dermis with mesoceuticals.
Our mesoceutical, designed specifically for pigmentation reduction, CHROMA contains:
Oligopeptide-68 to delay melanin production, Rumex Occidentalis Extract to reduce pigmentation, and Bearberry Leaf Extract to reduce tyrosine activity.
This treatment offers general whitening of the entire skin complexion, and can be used to even out uneven skin tones.
It can also be used to specifically target areas of pigmentation caused by sun damage, aging, hyperpigmentation, melasama or post acne scars.
This treatment can be performed every 4-6 weeks.
Downtime: redness and some flaking for a few days.
Full Face £125
You can find out more information about microneedling here.
You can find out more information about mesotherapy here.
Plasma for pigmentation
Seborrhoeic Keratosis can be removed quickly and efficiently with the use of Plasma, however, a Doctor’s note must be provided before treatment can commence.
The Plasma device sublimates the lesion, leaving behind a temporary micro crust, which will usually flake off within a week.. There will be some redness and possibly swelling in the area of removal.
Treatment from £50.
More information about this treatment can be found here.
The Brightening Skin Care Collection is specifically designed for dull, uneven and pigmented skin.
The Deep Cleansing Gel, Vitamin C30 Serum and Brightening Boost Cream work together to improve discolouration to create an even, bright and radiant complexion.
More information about this collection can be found here.
More information about our other skin care products can be found here.
SPF 50 is also an essential product to prevent future sun damage.