Discolouration and pigmentation

Let us help you care for your pigmented or discoloured skin

Skin discolouration and pigmentation

If you

  • would you love to have more even-toned skin
  • have irregular dark patches of skin due to pigmentation, or breakouts that have left marks and blemishes behind
  • find that discoloured skin makes you look older and less healthy than you really are
  • feel you need to cover with more and more make up or foundation

we have a range of treatments and products to help. 

Call us for advice about how to restore and maintain the natural, healthy and youthful look and tone of your skin.

Skin care and skin tone

What affects skin tone?

One of the main ways that we judge our appearance is by the colour and texture of our skin – our skin tone. The more even the colour and smoother the texture, the younger we appear and more attractive we feel.

But there are a number of factors that affect skin tone anywhere on the face and body, due to changes in the distribution of melanin (skin pigmentation or colouring) or the amount of collagen and elastin (which gives skin its volume and texture).

Sun damage

The effect of sun and free radical damage is a major cause of change in skin tone. Long periods of exposure to UV rays from sunlight can cause damage to skin cells. This may lead to darker patches called ‘age spots’ or ‘liver spots’ appearing particularly on the face and hands, and can reduce levels of collagen and elastin so that skin sags and wrinkles prematurely.

Other causes

There are other causes of skin discolouration or pigmentation, such as birthmarks and melasma (often called the ‘mask of pregnancy’) in which light or dark brown areas develop - particularly on the face - in a cluster or big patch rather than as spots or freckles.

Most such conditions are not harmful or uncomfortable in themselves, but they are important cosmetically and understandably can be upsetting for anyone affected by them.

Treatments for discoloured and pigmented skin

We offer the following treatments for skin discolouration and pigmentation.

Laser photo-facial skin rejuvenation - improves skin tone and texture for a more youthful look, and is suitable for a range of conditions including sun damage, wide and localised areas of pigmentation (discolouration), rosacea, redness and inflammation, and visible (or broken) veins; with minimal downtime.

Laser pigmentation removal - targeted laser removal of superficial and deeper-lying (epidermal and dermal) pigmented and sun damaged areas, particularly on the face, forehead, shoulders and arms.

Skin peels or resurfacers - help to improve skin texture and redefine pores, and suitable for a range of conditions including pigmentation (discolouration), scars left by ingrown hairs, lines and wrinkles, redness or rosacea and acne; available in different strengths and with different downtimes, according to your skin condition as well as time, financial or social commitments.

A combination of any of the above treatments may be suitable - after your consultation, your Skin Perfection specialist may discuss combining some of these treatment options to maximize your results.

To find out which of these treatments is most suitable for you, please call us today to book your free consultation.

Products for discoloured and pigmented skin

We provide a range of skincare products for skin discolouration and hyper-pigmentation:

  • Dermaquest SkinBrite Serum
  • Dermaquest SkinBrite Cream
  • Dermaquest SkinBrite Retinol Brightening Serum
  • Dermaquest Essential B5 Hydrating Serum
  • Epionce Skin Barrier Repair Kit
  • Epionce ultra shield SPF 50
  • Obagi Nuderm Kit and Vitamin A: a kit specially designed by Dr Zein Obagi to help remove unwanted hormonal pigmentation and discolouration as well as acne and acne scars. This kit is prescribed by your specialist doctor who will monitor your use and the results throughout your treatment plan
  • Skinade.

Please contact us for more advice about how these products can help you maintain the beautiful, healthy skin you deserve.

Treatment prices

Laser photo-facial rejuvenation
Area Single treatment
(pay as you go)
Course of 4 treatments (recommended for new patients)
Buy 3, get 1 free
Top-up of 2 treatments (if you have completed the recommended course of 4 treatments)
Full face £215 £645 £320
Half face £164 £492 £250
Neck £109 £327 £165
Chest / décolleté £215 £645 £320
Lower arms £215 £645 £320
Hands £164 £492 £250
Single lesions £109 £327 £165
Full face, neck and chest £358 £1074 £530
Notes One session every 2 to 4 weeks. Suitable for skin types 1 to very light 4, to treat redness (flushing / blushing) and rosacea, acne, sun-damage, freckles and mottled skin, broken veins. Can be combined with skin peels to boost the results. If combining, the laser treatment is carried out first, then the peel: interval period of 4 weeks between treatments.

Laser treatment for discolouration, sun damage and pigmentation
Area Single treatment
(pay as you go)
Course of 3 treatments (recommended)
Pigmented sun spots or freckles up to 3 spots £165 £330

Dermaquest skin peels
Skin peel Single treatment Course of 3 treatments Course of 6 treatments
Retinol £105 £262.50 £525
Primary Pumpkin £105 £262.50 £525
Power Pumpkin £105 £262.50 £525
Glycolic 30% or 40% £105 £262.50 £525
Lactic Acid Resurfacer £105 £262.50 £525
Mango Brite Resurfacer £105 £262.50 £525
Salicylic Peel £138 £345 £690
Modified Jessners Peel £138 £345 £690
TCA and SA Peel £165 £412.50 £825
Skin Brite Peel £138 £345 £690
Power PEPTIDE Res £138 £345 £690
Notes Suitable for more targeted skin concerns, and only available after a skin test patch and consent 24 hours before treatment. Preparation is essential (the preparation kit you need will depend on your skin type). The downtime for advanced peels is between 7 and 10 days following treatment. Resurfacers need slightly less downtime. You may also need a post-treatment kit.

Epionce skin peels
Type Description Single treatment Course of 6 treatments (recommended)
Epionce Lite Refresh Entry-level skin peel, and for very red and inflamed skin, acne and rosacea. Also suitable for general skin health, with minimal or no other concerns. £95 £475
Epionce Correctives Next-level, medium-strength skin peel, for mild to moderate acne, sun damage or skin ageing. £105 £315
Notes If starting with Epionce Correctives, your skin will need preparation for between 2 and 4 weeks using Epionce Renewal cream or lotion depending on your skin type.



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