Pigmentation | Malasma What is pigmentation? Your body contains a pigment called melanin, which determines the colour of your skin, hair and eyes. People with darker skin types tend to have more melanin in their skin cells than those with lighter skin – but imbalances and disorders of the skin can lead to inconsistent colouration, patterning and ‘blotches’. When skin cells are healthy, your skin will appear normal and even. However, when skin cells become damaged or unhealthy, extra melanin is produced to help protect your skin. Alternatively, the cells that produce pigment can be damaged, which prevents melanin production. As a result, parts of your skin may turn lighter (hypopigmentation) or darker (hyperpigmentation), both of which are recognisable skin conditions. Causes: Pigmentation, or hyperpigmentation as it is also known, can occur for a variety of reasons. The effects can also become more obvious as we age, and if left untreated and unprotected can worsen. Common causes of hyperpigmentation are: over-exposure to the sun genetics hormonal changes medical conditions and trauma to the skin (such as burns or as a result of spots and picking). Treatments: CryoPen™ Plasma Pen Microdermabrasion Skin Peels Mesotherapy Celluma LED Therapy Skin Needling Laser Skin Rejuvenation Obagi Nu Derm Skincare Testimonials Reinelle Jeremie ***** " I have had a pigmented face for years which worsen during my first pregnancy. I have tried almost every product on the market but had no results. I was worried that I would have to leave with it, until one day I came across a Medispa rep who introduced me to the Obagi products. Amazing product. Unbelievable results. Noticed a huge difference after 3 weeks and more than expected results in 6 weeks. I cannot Express how grateful I am to the staff of Medispa. They are welcoming , approachable and very helpful and provided thorough information about the products. I would recommend this service and product to anyone with uneven toned/pigmented skin. There is no price to regaining my esteem"