Pigmentation Treatment

Hyperpigmentation Treatment – Treating patches of discoloured skin

As we get older, pigmentation (also referred to as age spots or brown spots) can tend to appear on our skin. Pigmentation (or hyperpigmentation) is patches of skin that are darker in colour than our natural skin tone, caused by increased melanin.

Hyperpigmentation can be treated in a number of ways here at the DrBK Clinic, including with topical creams, HydraFacials & laser treatments.

Please see below more information about Hyperpigmentation, our treatment options, and some patient before and after photos.


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Types of Hyperpigmentation

Brown Spots

Also known as ‘age spots’. These vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands shoulders and arms (the areas usually most exposed to the sun). Brown/Age spots are very common in adults older than 50.


Melasma is a common skin condition in adults in which light to dark brown or ‘greyish’ pigmentation develops. This mainly affects the face.


Freckles are flat, tanned and circular spots that can develop on the skin after repeated exposure to sunlight. These mainly affect the face, hands and arms.



Common Areas for Hyperpigmentation

The most common areas for pigmentation to develop is;

  • The Face
  • Neck
  • Décolletage (Neckline)
  • Shoulders
  • Hands


Causes of Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation develops as a result of exposure to harmful UVA rays which penetrate deep into the skin. More melanin is produced to help protect the skin against the effects of the sun (such as skin cancers and premature ageing).

Typically, the pigmentation does not tend to appear on the surface of the skin until a number of years later and, in some cases, as long as 20 years after the initial damage. This is why pigmentation is associated with ageing and often referred to as ‘age spots’.

In some cases, the onset of hyperpigmentation can come about as a result of hormonal changes from taking the contraceptive pill or during pregnancy.

Regardless of the cause, pigmented lesions can be an aesthetic concern for many people, and can cause a more ‘aged’ look.


Before and After Photos


Treating Hyperpigmentation with the Harmony AFT IPL

The Harmony AFT is an advanced IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy. It is an extremely effective treatment to lighten blemishes (and in many cases, to eliminate them completely).

How does the laser treatment work?

The melanin in the pigmented areas of skin absorbs the light, stimulating cell renewal from deep within the skin. The heat from the light destroys the pigmented cells on the outer epidermis.

Another characteristic of ageing skin is loss of volume and elasticity. One additional benefit of this treatment is that it helps to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. This greatly improves the overall appearance of the skin.

When will I see results?

In most cases, skin from the treated area will darken and flake off between 7-14 days, revealing lighter, brighter skin underneath.

The most noticeable results will be seen after a month. You may see a noticeable change in the appearance of your pigmentation after just one session, although 3-6 treatments might be necessary in order to fade the pigmentation completely.


Pricing | From £70 per session


Treating Hyperpigmentation with the HydraFacial

We are able to use a specific hyperpigmentation ‘booster’ in conjunction with the HydraFacial treatment to target and reduce dark spots. Learn more about this treatment here.


Pricing | From £160 per session


Treating Hyperpigmentation at home

We offer a range of skincare products, including the DrBK SKIN collection. The collection is designed to target all common skin complaints including hyperpigmentation. Certain products within the collection are excellent at improving cell turnover and reducing blemishes. If you are unsure which products would be best for you, please book a skin consultation and we will be able to advise you on the best skincare products for your needs and desires.


Not sure what treatment option is best for you?

If you are unsure which treatment option would be best for you, please book a skin consultation with us and we will be able to advise you on the best course of action for your needs and desires.



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