How To Get Rid Of Pigmentation: Top 3 Ways

If you’re wondering how to get rid of pigmentation, here are our top recommendations: Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels and IPL.

Though hyperpigmentation is not harmful, it can be frustrating to have discoloured patches on your skin. For some people, it can have a negative effect on confidence and self esteem. If you’re wondering how to get rid of pigmentation, here are our top recommendations.


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SkinBase Microdermabrasion 

SkinBase Microdermabrasion is non-invasive, designed to gently improve the appearance of the skin through exfoliation. As a result, it is an excellent method used to get rid of pigmentation. By gently removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells, microdermabrasion minimises the appearance of pigmentation and stimulates cell renewal, for a more even appearance. Microdermabrasion is a progressive treatment. As you progress through a course of treatments, pigmentation can gradually be brought to the skin’s surface.  Then, your SkinBase therapist can slough it away, revealing the new, fresh skin beneath. How effective this is will depend on the depth of the pigmentation.

Chemical Peel 

Chemical peels use strong concentrations of acids to get rid of pigmentation for more even skin. A professional grade peel can remove the top layer of skin, or even penetrate deep into the dermis. Therefore, peels achieve powerful results against pigmentation. However, redness and irritation are common side effects of the pigmentation treatment, while blistering, infection and scarring are possible but much less common. You can find out more about the similarities and differences between Microdermabrasion and chemical peels on the blog here.

SkinBase Intense Pulsed Light 

SkinBase IPL photorejuvenation is a popular, light based therapy. Consequently, our SkinBase therapists frequently use IPL to get rid of pigmentation. Your therapist will target specific pulses of light at the skin to break down excess melanin. Thereby, gradually fading dark patches for a more even complexion. Unlike other laser pigmentation treatments, IPL is non-ablative so you can get rid of pigmentation without damaging the surface of the skin. So, find out more about treating pigmentation with SkinBase IPL.

Get Rid Of Pigmentation

Now you know how to get rid of pigmentation, you can decide the best option for you and start treating your skin concerns. Find your nearest SkinBase Therapist here to get started with Microdermabrasion or Intense Pulsed Light.

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