Skin pigmentation disorders cause an uneven skin tone where areas or patches of skin can turn darker in colour. This often occurs when there is an overproduction of melanin in the skin cells.
There are different types of pigmentation which include:
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is often the result of acne, friction, or aggressive treatments such as chemical peels and laser. This type of pigmentation can improve with time and is treatable with topical products.
Melasma is more common in women. It appears on the face in large brown patches with an indistinct border. It is often triggered by hormonal changes but can be made worse by excessive sun exposure, certain medications, stress, and pregnancy.
Solar Lentigines are the pigmentation type also known as liver spots, sun spots, or age spots. They are pigmented spots which may vary in colour and size. They can appear anywhere on the body and are caused by UV rays from sun exposure.
Freckles are a very common type of pigmentation but whether you get them can be influenced by your genetics. These small dots are often the very first sign of sun damage, they develop after repeated sun exposure and are particularly common in people with a fairer complexion.
Treatment for Pigmentation with IPL
Treatments for Pigmentation
The IPL releases short pulses of filtered light that is absorbed by melanin found in the skin. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and cases destruction of the melanin-rich cells.
A chemical peel is a procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers of your skin which gradually leaves the skin looking brighter and smoother. At Berkshire Aesthetics we offer different types of skin peel which come at different depths, depending on the severity of the skin condition the appropriate skin peel will be chosen to achieve the desired result.
Tyrosinase inhibitors found in medical skincare products can be used to topically treat pigmentation. These products will usually contain ingredients such as Hydroquinone or Arbutin which inhibit new epidermal melanin production.
I have visited Berkshire Aesthetics a number of times over the past couple of years. Treatments from Selena always produce exceptional results; she goes above and beyond to ensure her patients feel comfortable and cared for. I would not consider goin...read moreI have visited Berkshire Aesthetics a number of times over the past couple of years. Treatments from Selena always produce exceptional results; she goes above and beyond to ensure her patients feel comfortable and cared for. I would not consider going anywhere else.read less
G P.1 year ago
I was very nervous so I took my time reading reviews and deciding to finally make an appointment. In the preliminary consultation I was given very useful information, Dr Langdon was warm and very supportive. Following my consultation I went for the p...read moreI was very nervous so I took my time reading reviews and deciding to finally make an appointment. In the preliminary consultation I was given very useful information, Dr Langdon was warm and very supportive. Following my consultation I went for the procedure a few months later and was made to feel comfortable on my arrival by the members of staff in reception. I went for my treatment which was done by Dr Paris who was warm and reassuring and answered all my questions. I was very nervous and self-aware and Dr Paris was able to make me feel in good hands, safe and comfortable. I am very happy with the outcome of my treatment and will feel comfortable to book any future treatments with Berkshire Aesthetics when needed. Many thanks.read less
Millie W.1 year ago
Had a fantastic experience with Berkshire Aesthetics. Dr Paris is super talented and made me feel at ease during my treatment. Very excited to return for further treatment(s). Highly recommend!
Tracy W.1 year ago
I have been in two minds for the last year or so whether to have fillers as the menopause has noticeably decreased the collagen in my lower face quite rapidly. I researched the best place to go for a consultation as am quite worried when you see disa...read moreI have been in two minds for the last year or so whether to have fillers as the menopause has noticeably decreased the collagen in my lower face quite rapidly. I researched the best place to go for a consultation as am quite worried when you see disasters after fillers and wanted to find the best consultant. I called Berkshire Aesthetics and found them to be very informative. I booked a consultation on the phone and was sent a questionnaire to complete before arrival. On arrival I felt very at ease with the reception and the general feeling was very positive. I had a chat with Dr Selena Langdon and left feeling very optimistic and comfortable with the advice given. I have booked an appointment to go ahead with the procedure.read less
linda b.1 year ago
All the staff I came in to contact with were helpful and professional. I had ipl treatment for brown patches on my face with Arleta. I am thrilled with the result and would recommend her and the clinic highly.
Sophie W.1 year ago
It was my first time getting anything cosmetic and I had a fantastic experience! Dr Langdon is amazing and explained everything and put me at ease every step of the way! Would 100% recommend
P K.1 year ago
Second visit to the clinic for a follow up. Wonderful experience with lovely reception team and the doctors are excellent. I was a little nervous but everyone made me feel welcome and will certainly return for more treatments in the future. Thank you...read moreSecond visit to the clinic for a follow up. Wonderful experience with lovely reception team and the doctors are excellent. I was a little nervous but everyone made me feel welcome and will certainly return for more treatments in the future. Thank you Dr Langdon, your advice was greatly appreciated as was the extra time you gave me. Sorry to the next patient for making her run a little late.read less
Elena D.1 year ago
Very good second visit to Berkshire Aesthetics. Excellent experience with Dr Paris - the second appointment was to do checks and quick fixes (fully covered by the payment for the first visit!). And a great consultation with Arleta the Therapist inclu...read moreVery good second visit to Berkshire Aesthetics. Excellent experience with Dr Paris - the second appointment was to do checks and quick fixes (fully covered by the payment for the first visit!). And a great consultation with Arleta the Therapist including full face-skin scan and a very comprehensive review of relevant treatments. Both Doctors - extremely professional and very friendly. I look forward to staring my treatment with Arleta!read less
christine g.1 year ago
I booked an appointment at Berkshire aesthetics in August 2021, desperate after 2 years of intermittent acne and at the time having a particularly bad skin day!! Barbara was so friendly and welcoming & took a great history, she explained the images t...read moreI booked an appointment at Berkshire aesthetics in August 2021, desperate after 2 years of intermittent acne and at the time having a particularly bad skin day!! Barbara was so friendly and welcoming & took a great history, she explained the images taken to me & recommended a treatment plan, products to use alongside make up, dietary & supplement advice which have all worked wonders! I have been back for reviews with Barbara since and have had some hydrafacials which have been great. My skin is 100% better and it’s improving every time. I can’t believe the improvement in my overall skin health and am sorry I didn’t come to see Barbara years ago, she’s an absolute superstar 🌟 I would highly recommend Berkshire aesthetics ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️read less
Elena D.1 year ago
Impressive atmosphere, automated, clinical, yet friendly. Very well organized. Excellent interaction with a Doctor. Definitely going to be a loyal customer - feel very lucky to have a clinic of this high standard in my neighborhood.
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