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Ever noticed a slightly different pigment in your skin?

Pigmentation is the result of excessive melanin production in the skin, and it is seen on the skin surface as patches that are darker than the surrounding skin. It can occur in all people of all skin tones and types. Some cases can be a lot deeper than others and in that case harder to remove.

Hyper pigmentation is a condition that causes the skin to darken. It can occur in small patches. And it can cover large areas or affect the entire body. There are several types of hyper pigmentation which are caused for different reasons.

Post-inflammatory pigmentation

This is a result of skin damage, trauma or wounding like acne or burns.


believed to be caused by hormonal changes and develops during pregnancy. They appear most commonly on the abdomen and the face. Birth control pill can also trigger this.

Sun Exposure

Common causes of hyper pigmentation is an excess production of melanin. Melanin is a pigment that gives skin its colour.  So when UVA and UVB light (sun exposure) stimulates the melanocytes activity, this causes a excessive amount of melanin the surface on the skin. This is most common on the hands and face as these are the most exposed areas of the body.

Avoiding all forms of sun damage isn’t always possible but using a high factor sun protector is always recommended to minimize the chances.

There are many treatments that people go ahead with to help break down and fade their pigmentation. Genuine Derma Roller being one of the most popular for anybody who has acne scarring or pigmentation. Laser skin rejuvenation is also a very popular.

Pop into TBC Skin Atelier Tunbridge Wells to find out more and one of the aestheticians can help identify what form of pigmentation you may have and the best way deal with it.

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