We offer a range of solutions to target hyperpigmentation from melasma, sun spots and more


When you are born, the colour of your skin is predetermined but as you age, certain factors can change the uniformity of your skin colour. In order to understand skin pigmentation changes you must first understand exactly what skin pigmentation is.

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What is Skin Pigmentation?

The colour of a person's skin can range in tone from very light (a pinkish tone that is considered white) to very dark (black). This colouring is determined by the amount of melanin that is found in the skin. The amount of pigmentation that you have is determined by your ancestors and your sex, for instance, males tend to have slightly more pigmentation than females.

Common Skin Pigmentation Conditions

Pigmentation conditions impact the melanin in your skin, resulting in hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation. 

Hypopigmentation is when your skin appears lighter due to a disruption in melanin, it can occur due to an injury such as a burn or it can be genetic, like vitiligo. 

Hyperpigmentation is when melanin disruption causes your skin to appear darker. This type of pigmentation is often the result of sun exposure which causes damage to the skin - it's not often harmful but it can be an unwanted condition that you want to treat. Some examples of hyperpigmentation include:

Before and after a pigmentation treatment on a woman's face

* Results may vary from person to person

Treating Pigmentation

Luckily, there are many ways to treat pigmentation. From IPL to topical creams like Obagi, there's an approach to suit everyone.

There is no universal best way however, all skin is different and so a treatment plan that has been tailored to you will always achieve the best results. In some cases, we recommend a combination of different treatments. We have achieved outstanding results treating pigmentation, even for skin of colour which is often seen as more complicated, and our expert team would be happy to discuss a recommended treatment plan to address your concerns - get in touch here.

Learn more about our range of treatments for pigmentation below:

IPL for Pigmentation

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are also known as 'Photofacials' - a powerful skin rejuvenation treatment that uses intense bursts of energy at specific wavelengths to target pigmented lesions, reducing pigmentation and age spots.

Learn more about IPL treatments.

Obagi for Pigmentation

Obagi offers some of the most respected topical treatments available today and we are pleased to carry a wide selection of their systems, including Obagi Nu-Derm at our Beaconsfield and Datchet clinics. 

We have been using Obagi systems to achieve excellent results for our patients since 2006 and have perfected protocols to effectively target pigmentation and melasma. Rest assured knowing you will have the very best guidance and support throughout your journey with Obagi at MBA Skin.

Learn more about the Obagi skin care range.

Chemical Peels for Pigmentation

A skin-resurfacing treatment that uses a blend of acids and other active ingredients to remove damaged skin cells and encourage the growth of new cells, Chemical Peels can have dramatic results in treating pigmentation, melasma and age spots and can be used on the hands, feet and décolletage as well as the face.

We offer a range of different chemical peels to suit all needs at MBA Skin, including:

Obagi Blue Peel Radiance Peel

A Salicylic acid–based peel that is particularly effective for oily skin and treating pigmentation for skin types 4-6. It can be combined with the Obagi Nu-derm Kit for enhanced results.

Zo Skin Health Stimulator Peel

Using a blend of glycolic, lactic and citric acid, this peel targets pigmentation and melasma while also using a unique brightening complex to prevent the formation of new pigmentation.

VI Peel

An excellent solution for pigmentation on both the neck and face, it focuses on lifting and exfoliating hyperpigmented cells, allowing your body to create new, healthier ones. 

Learn more about our range of chemical peels.

Fractional Laser Resurfacing for Pigmentation

Our most dramatic pigmentation solution, fractional laser resurfacing provides outstanding results in treating pigmentation. It is also the option that will require the most downtime as it uses the AcuPulse, the industry-leading ablative CO2 laser to create controlled micro-wounds to your skin, triggering your body's natural healing ability. 

Learn more about fractional laser resurfacing with AcuPulse.

We use soluble, non-toxic sodium as a gentle and natural abrasive to remove the top layer of dead skin cells and accelerate the renewal cycle of the skin. This process is called Microdermabrasion, it's a mild treatment that can be used to target pigmentation and melasma and leaves your skin with a fresh, clear glow.

Learn more about Microdermabrasion.

Pigmentation Treatments at MBA Skin

We are pleased to offer a range of pigmentation solutions in our Beaconsfield and Datchet clinics. 

Each of our treatments includes a complimentary consultation, if you would like to speak to one of our experts, get in touch today.