Concerns about skin pigmentation and tone are very common with many people feeling self-conscious about dark spots, freckles and acne scars to name a few. Problems with skin texture such as dullness, open pores and oily skin can also affect confidence. There are many factors that can contribute to pigmentation and skin tone concerns. In the Pigmentation & Skin Tone Programme, Dr Nicole will assess your skin type and also the nature and severity of your skin tone concerns. She will then develop a tailored treatment programme using a combination of treatment methods to target the problem areas. The elements of your programme are tailored to your pigmentation concern, and may include specialist skin care products, topical treatments, chemical peels and/or laser treatments. As a Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Nicole has an in-depth specialist knowledge of the skin and the reasons behind pigmentation and skin tone concerns. She will always provide honest and comprehensive opinions on the results you can expect. The ultimate goal is to achieve an even skin tone and smooth skin texture.
- Delivered by a Consultant Dermatologist who has an interest in both medical and cosmetic dermatology
- Specialist experience in treating pigmentation and skin tone conditions
- Comprehensive, individualised approach to address all underlying factors to your problem
- A systematic approach to treating pigmentation and skin tone concerns with the full range of chemical peels, prescription and specialist skin care to achieve the best results
- No GP referral required
Types of pigmentation and skin tone concerns
Hyperpigmentation One of the most common causes for pigmentation concerns is hyperpigmentation. This can consist of dark spots on the face, hands, and other body parts that have been exposed to the sun. Hyperpigmentation occurs when too much melanin (the skin’s pigment) has been produced in certain areas of the skin. Many of these dark, flat spots are caused by sun exposure (including age spots). Freckles are also caused by the same process. There are other causes behind hyperpigmentation. These include melasma (or chloasma) which affects pregnant women and is due to hormonal changes. Acne scarring can also result in hyperpigmentation (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). It can also be a symptom of some health conditions and can occur if you take certain medications. Hypopigmentation Hypopigmentation is a reduction in pigment production characterised by white or pink patches. This can be caused by vitiligo, an autoimmune skin condition that reduces melanin production. Scarring can also create white patches as can hormonal changes. Textural concerns Problems such as dull, dry and rough skin can be common, as can large pores and oily skin. An expert approach to treatment can make a huge difference and restore your skin’s healthy glow. Dr Nicole will assess your skin and determine any health or lifestyle factors to diagnose your condition. She will then develop a treatment programme designed just for you and talk through it in detail. At our skin clinics in Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire, you will have the chance to ask questions and voice any concerns – we will always provide professional, honest and comprehensive answers.