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Pigmentation issues can impact skin tone and complexion. Our tailored pigmentation treatments are customized to target the root cause.

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Pigmentation issues can impact skin tone and complexion. Our tailored pigmentation treatments are customized to target the root cause.

Achieve clearer, more even skin toning with our advanced laser treatments to erase sun spots, melasma, acne marks and other undesirable pigmentation.

Excess melanin production leads to pigment issues like freckles, age spots, melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This causes uneven, mottled skin.

What Is Pigmentation

Coloration of the skin, resulting from the presence of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin, hair, and eye color. 

There are two main types of pigmentation: hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation.

Hyperpigmentation involves an overproduction of melanin, leading to dark spots or patches on the skin, commonly seen in conditions like sunspots, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

On the other hand, hypopigmentation occurs when there is a loss or reduction of melanin, resulting in lighter areas of skin.

What causes Pigmentation and treatments

What Are The Causes

Pigmentation issues arise when the body produces excess melanin, which gives skin its color. Melanin is created by melanocyte cells in the basal layer of the epidermis. When the melanocytes become more active, dark patches or spots can form on the skin.

Several factors stimulate increased melanin. Sun exposure is a major one, leading to the development of freckles, age spots, and melasma. Hormonal changes from pregnancy or birth control can also trigger excess melanin, particularly in women.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is common after acne breakouts, wounds, and other skin trauma. The inflammation process triggers more melanin to create dark spots as the skin heals.

Those with darker skin tones are more prone to hyperpigmentation since their melanocytes are naturally more active. Genetic predispositions, medications, and health conditions like Addison’s disease additionally influence melanin production.

Types of Pigmentation Causes

Pigmentation issues can impact skin tone and complexion, often resulting from factors like sun exposure, hormonal changes, and inflammation. Our tailored pigmentation treatments are designed to address these concerns, providing effective solutions to restore a more even and radiant skin tone. 


Sun Exposure

UV rays stimulate melanin production, leading to sunspots and uneven skin tone.

Hormonal Changes

Hormonal Changes

Pregnancy, birth control pills, and hormonal fluctuations can trigger pigmentation issues like melasma.



Skin inflammation from acne, eczema, or injuries may result in dark spots.



Some individuals are genetically predisposed to certain types of pigmentation.



As the skin ages, melanin production may become irregular, causing age spots.

Injuries or Trauma

Scarring from wounds or surgeries can lead to pigmentation changes.



Certain medications may increase sensitivity to sunlight, contributing to pigmentation.

Skin Conditions

Conditions like psoriasis or lichen planus can cause pigmentation irregularities.

Pigmentation Treatments

Advanced laser treatments can now safely and effectively target and break up the concentrated melanin deposits with little downtime. Patients achieve clearer, brighter, more uniform skin tone after treatment.

Pico Laser

The Pico laser technology uses ultra-short picosecond pulses to shatter and eliminate pigment for significant clearance of sunspots, melasma, acne scars, tattoos and more. It also rejuvenates the delicate skin around the eyes. Excellent results with minimal treatments.

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Clarity II Laser

Clarity's laser energy targets unwanted pigment in the upper layers of skin to greatly reduce or eliminate it for all skin tones - including age spots, freckles, birthmarks and other types of benign pigmented lesions. It provides higher pulse energy & power to support higher rep rates with larger spots that directly lead to better efficacy and faster treatment time.

FAQ for Pigmentation Treatments

Both Pico laser and Clarity II lasers are excellent options, but they work best on different types of skin discoloration. Pico laser is ideal for removing darker pigment lesions. Its picosecond technology effectively shatters stubborn pigment particles. Clarity II laser works best on lighter treatment like solar lentigos, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

If sun protection is practiced diligently, cleared pigment should not return. However, the tendency to develop hyperpigmentation never fully goes away.

Depending on the type of laser used, number of spots, and number of sessions needed.

For most patients, at least 3-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart yield optimal clearing and prevent recurrence. Maintenance yearly.

Excess sun exposure that increases melanin production is the number one cause on the face, hands and body.