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Body Pigmentation

Facial Pigmentation Treatments

Body Pigmentation Treatment

Body pigmentation and changes in skin colour are very common and usually harmless. Hyperpigmentation is the name describing  patches of skin becoming darker in colour than the normal surrounding skin. An excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin colour is often the cause of such body and face pigmentation. Hyperpigmentation can change the skin colour and appearance of people of any race.

There are other causes of body pigmentation for example acne can leave dark spots after the condition clears as can injuries to the skin or surgery on the body. There are a variety of different common causes of body and face pigmentation including:


Small brown spots that can appear anywhere on the body. Freckles are inherited body pigmentation.

Age Spots (Liver Spots)

Age or “liver” spots are a common form of hyperpigmentation. Age or Liver Spots (Solar lentigines) are the result of sun damage.


Melasma or chloasma spots are similar in appearance to age spots but are larger areas of darkened skin that appear most often as a result of hormonal changes during:

  • Pregnancy, orBest Skin Clinic in Wales Cardiff-Newport-Bridgend-South-Wales-Bristol-London-Cheltenham-Gloucester-England-United-Kingdom
  • As a result of taking birth control pills

There are various ways to remove unwanted facial and body pigmentation, but the method chosen depends on the nature and depth of the pigment. Much also depends on the individual’s skin type, as well as their personal preference. The use of laser or intense pulsed light technology is a very effective treatment and your doctor will advise which is the best for your skin. Treatment of pigmented lesions on Asian skin is always a challenge. Asian skin is also prone to post treatment colour change and appropriate specialist skin care by a doctor is often required before and after treatment to reduce these effects.

For more information about Body Pigmentation you can visit our New Specialist Skin Clinic website.

Contact the Specialist Skin Clinic for an expert assessment and treatment plan for your pigmentation removal.