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Pigmentation

When it comes to Pigmentation Removal Treatments in Singapore, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Pigmentation can be frustrating, it can occur at any age and affect any skin type, resulting in uneven skin tone and discoloration.

When it comes to Pigmentation Removal Treatments in Singapore, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Pigmentation can be frustrating, it can occur at any age and affect any skin type, resulting in uneven skin tone and discoloration.

What is Pigmentation?

Pigmentation is defined as a skin condition whereby dark colour dots, spots or patches appear on the face or body due to overproduction of melanin pigments in your skin. Melanin is a natural skin pigment that gives colours to the hair, skin, and eyes. The amount of melanin produced in your body is determined by your genes.

Pigmentation is visible in areas such as the cheeks and nose, which makes many people feel self-conscious about their pigmentation.

What causes Pigmentation?

Pigmentation is largely caused by sun exposure, this is why sun protection is essential to prevent pigmentation from forming and long term recurrence. Besides harmful UV damage from sun exposure, pigmentation can also be caused by:

  • Genetics

  • Hormonal changes

  • Infection

  • Age

  • Medical conditions

Types of Pigmentation

There are many different types of pigmentation and the common ones are freckles, melasma, sun spots and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (post acne scars) in Singapore.

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Freckles

Freckles are commonly seen in Asians or younger people. Freckles occur due to sun exposure and appear as small round brown spots on the bridge of the nose, cheeks or shoulders.

Freckles tend to darken in the summer due to increased exposure to UV rays.

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Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is often brown spots that occur after injured skin heals from inflammation such as acne or eczema. PIH spots are temporary and fade away after a few months, depending on how fast your skin heals.

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Solar Lentigo

Solar Lentigo is harmless flat spots similar to freckles but larger in size. It is caused by UV radiation from the sun and common on chronically sun-exposed areas such as face, hands or lower legs.

Solar Lentigo is usually seen in people over age 30.

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Hori’s Nevus

Hori’s nevus is commonly seen as a cluster of dark bluish-grey patchy or spotty pigmentation on the cheeks, nose or forehead.

It is often hereditary, commonly seen in middle-aged asian women and may resemble or coexist with melasma.

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Melasma

Melasma is patches of brown or grey discoloration on the cheeks of middle-aged, asian women of darker skin types.

Melasma is associated with sun exposure, age, genetics, and hormonal changes due to pregnancy or underlying thyroid disease.

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Nevus of Ota

Nevus of Ota is typically benign blue-grey pigmentation, akin to birthmark.

It appears around areas that are controlled by your trigeminal nerve such as the skin around your eye area, temple, cheeks, forehead and nose.

What Pigmentation Removal Treatments are available?

Most pigmentation can be removed effectively with aesthetic treatments such as lasers. In some cases where pigments are deeper and stubborn, it may require more sessions or a combination of Pigmentation Removal treatments to maintain the effects or permanently remove. Speak to us to find out which Pigmentation Removal treatments are best for you.

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Discovery Pico Laser

PICO Toning by Discovery PICO uses the most advanced laser technology for the treatment of larged pores, decoloration of skin, pigmented lesions, aged skin and tattoos. The energy from the laser will penetrate through the outer layer of skin, directly targeting to destroy the tattoo ink without affecting the surrounding tissues.

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