Hyperpigmentation simply means that the colour of your skin, the pigment, is more than it should be. This results in your skin being darker or discoloured in certain parts of your body, these are also sometimes called age spots.

Age spots and pigmentation of the skin can dent your skin confidence and/or make your look and feel older than you are. Fortunately, there are treatments for these skin conditions, and you will find them at Koha Skin Clinic in Berkhamsted.

Causes of Age Spots and Pigmentation

The colour of your skin comes from the natural substance melanin which is made by your own skin cells. When those skin cells become damaged, they can over produce or underproduce melanin making parts of your skin darker or lighter than the rest of your body. This can be barely noticeable in some people and very distressing for others.

The causes of this over or underproduction or melanin is many and varied and it is important to understand the cause of your pigmentation to ensure you get the correct treatment. The team at Koha Skin Clinic in Berkhamsted will start with a skin consultation to identify your unique skin problems and then create a plan of treatment.

Common Causes of Hyperpigmentation

There are a huge number of reasons that your skin becomes pigmented, this include but are not limited to:

  • Your Genetics – For example some families are very freckly or get age spots earlier than expected.
  • Hormone changes – This happens especially during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.
  • Medications – Some medications can cause more sensitivity to sunlight, increasing the chance of skin pigmentation.
  • Some diseases and treatments from disease.
  • Spending too much time in the sun.
  • The lack of certain vitamins such as B12.
  • Some disorders such as Thyroid Disorders.
  • A normal sign of ageing.

Treatments for Age Spots and Skin Pigmentation

Whatever the cause of your skin pigmentation, a skin consultation with the experts at Koha in Berkhamsted will create a treatment plan bespoke to your skin’s needs to get you the results you have been looking for. Treatments include:

Laser Therapy – Koha offers Laser Skin Rejuvenation treatments which can and will treat the majority of skin pigmentation problems. This is a simple non-invasive treatment that targets the pigment to correct it under the skin itself. There is no down time, and it is suitable for most skin types and it suitable for both body and face pigmentations.

Chemical Peels – These peels can have a significant impact on hormone related pigmentation problems. These peels will not only help with pigmentation but will also revive and rejuvenate dull looking skin.

For the right treatment for your skin problems book a skin consultation with Koha today and start your journey for better skin now.