Pigmentation is a skin discolouration that can appear as spots or brown patches, resulting from excessive melanin (pigment) deposition in the skin, giving rise to an uneven skin tone. There are many different types of pigmentation but common ones are melasma and solar lentigos (sun spots). The cause of these types of pigmentation are multifactorial, often resulting from a combination of genetic predisposition, accumulated sun exposure, hormonal fluctuations, environmental stressors, certain medications (e.g., oral contraceptives, some antibiotics), lifestyle habits such as tobacco smoking and ageing. The overproduction of melanin stems from disruptions in cellular mechanisms, leading to an uneven distribution of pigment.
Addressing this complex problem requires a comprehensive approach, as many medical-aesthetic treatments may prove resistant. Even after treatment, conditions such as melasma have a tendency to recur. To achieve enduring results and prevent recurrence, it is imperative to not only target the visible darkening caused by accumulated pigment but also address the cellular source of the condition. By curbing the overproduction of melanin at its root, the reappearance of these spots can be effectively thwarted.
At VIDASKIN, we combine treatment modalities to suit your skin concerns and goals. Speak to us about a personalised treatment plan!
Both Cosmelan® and Dermamelan® target dark spots and pigmentation. Cosmelan® is generally used for new, superficial and mild-moderate pigmentation, whilst Dermamelan is a medical-grade peel used for deep, stubborn and moderate-severe pigmentation. They both have an initial consultation phase with an intensive depigmentation mask, followed by a home phase where products are applied at home to prolong your results. However the ingredients in Cosmelan® and Dermamelan® are different. Our doctors will assess your skin and determine which treatment you are suitable for.
These treatments are safe for all ethnicities and skin tones. Within a week, you will notice significant fading of skin blemishes and a brighter complexion.