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Speak to Cosmetic Medical Clinic about the pigmentation removal treatment prices we offer in Sydney. Irregularities in the skin’s pigmentation are a result of a decrease or abnormal production and deposition of melanin (pigment) by the melanocytes.
Melanocytes are pigment-producing cells that determine the colour of our skin. Production of melanin is dependent on many variables such as hormones, drugs, trauma and UV or sun exposure. It is a natural protective mechanism of the skin when exposed to these elements and factors.
Abnormal Skin Pigmentation
There are two main terms when addressing issues of pigmentation:
The production of excess melanin causing skin patches that appear darker than the surrounding skin. Age spots, liver spots, freckles, sun spots and pregnancy mask are all types of hyperpigmentation.
Characterised by the loss of colour to the skin, it is due to the absence of normal amounts of melanin (the chemical that gives skin its colour) caused by disease, injury, burns or other trauma to the skin.
Skin pigmentation is categorised into the different layers of the skin
Epidermal (superficial) pigmentation
This type of pigmentation is usually close to the surface of the skin and are induced by sun exposure. It includes solar lentigos, freckles, and cafe-au-lait macules.
Dermal (deep) pigmentation
Dermal pigmentation is usually found in the dermal layers. It includes hori’s macules and naevus of ota.
Mixed dermal/epidermal pigmentation
This type of pigmentation traverses through both the superficial and deeper layers of the skin. Melasma is an example of this.
Causes of Hypopigmentation
The most common cause of hypopigmentation is damage or trauma to the skin. Burns, infections, pimples, blisters, scrapes and any injuries that result in scarring can all lead to skin discolouration.
Causes of Hyperpigmentation
Excess skin pigmentation or hyper-pigmentation is usually caused by an overwhelming of the melanin-protective system. This leads to excess production and clumping of melanin, and the appearance of brown or darker spots of pigmentation in the skin.
CMC provides pigmentation correction in Sydney
The treatments we offer for pigmentation are as follows:
The options for pigmentation removal treatment procedures are wide-ranging, from topical lightening creams to CO2 skin resurfacing. The type of correction and pigmentation removal costs would vary depending on individual factors such as the type of pigmentation, gender, skin type and background. At the Cosmetic Medical Clinic Sydney, we are able to correct a wide range of pigmentation problems, to significant effect using the latest technology from around the world. This includes techniques suitable as a treatment for melasma.
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