Get rid of your pigmentation concerns with SkinBase.


Excess production of melanin within the skin can result in hyperpigmentation. A skin condition characterised by patches of darker or discoloured skin. There are a number of reasons for the pigmentation, some of which you can combat with non-invasive skincare and treatment options.

Though discolouration is harmless, it can be frustrating for sufferers to have a patchy skin tone. It can negatively impact confidence and self esteem. Find out our top tips and treatments for minimising pigmentation and rejuvenating the skin. Become a SkinBase Therapist to treat your clients’ skin.

Understanding Pigmentation

Our guide to understanding pigmentation is grouped into 4 areas, covering everything you need to know to treat your skin concerns and rejuvenate your complexion. Firstly, we discuss what hyperpigmentation actually is.

Once you understand what you are dealing with, you can move onto getting rid of pigmentation, with the focus on our incredibly effective, non-invasive treatments: SkinBase Microdermabrasion and SkinBase IPL.


Eumelanin is the most common form of melanin, and is a brown to black pigment. The function of eumelanin includes protecting the epidermis against sun damage.


Pheomelanin is less common, and is a yellow to red pigment found in red hair, freckles, and the lips. Pheomelanin is thought to be photo-unstable, and offers less UV protection than eumelanin.


While excessive melanin production can be frustrating, a lack of melanin production can also be a problem. Hypopigmentation is a condition characterised by patches of skin that are lighter than your original skin tone.

Excess Melanin Production

A number of factors can influence how melanin is produced within the body, including sun exposure, pregnancy, medication, genetics, medical conditions and inflammation.

What Is Pigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation: Everything You Need to Know

Hyperpigmentation describes skin that appears darker either in small patches, large areas or on the entire body. There are three common types of hyperpigmentation: melasma, sunspots, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

What Is Skin Pigmentation And What Causes It?

If you are experiencing patches of discoloured skin, you may be wondering: what is skin pigmentation, and what causes it? Let’s find out.

What Is Melasma and What Causes It?

If you have patches of brown or grey-brown discolouration on your face, the chances are you are dealing with a type of hyperpigmentation called melasma. So, what is melasma and what causes it? Let’s find out. 

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What Is Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation And What Causes It

If you’re asking yourself ‘what is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation’ and what causes it, it is time to find out. We’ve got the answers.

Melasma vs Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Melasma vs Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation is a common debate that often causes confusion. While both conditions manifest as dark patches on the skin, they each have distinct causes and characteristics, which require tailored treatment approaches. Let’s find out how to differentiate between the two conditions. 

Hyperpigmentation vs Uneven Skin Tone: What is The Difference?

Hyperpigmentation vs uneven skin tone? Two common skin concerns that can affect anyone. Let’s explore the similarities and differences.

Pigmentation 101 -Why it Happens and How to Treat it

A comprehensive guide to skin pigmentation issues and what we can do to help prevent and treat these issues.

How To Get Rid Of Pigmentation

IPL for Pigmentation

Microdermabrasion for Pigmentation

Microdermabrasion For Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Luckily, SkinBase Microdermabrasion for Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation is an excellent treatment option to consider. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Microdermabrasion For Pigmentation: How Does It Work?

If you suffer with patches of discoloured skin resulting from sun damage, pregnancy, or skin inflammation, you may have heard of a solution: Microdermabrasion for pigmentation.

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Microdermabrasion results for uneven pigmentation

One of the places most susceptible to uneven pigmentation is the face. Sun damage, contraceptive use and pregnancy can all lead to patches of uneven pigmentation that we want to cover up. Well, let us tell you about another solution! SkinBase treatments can be very effective, here’s a bit more about it…

Best Treatment to Fix Uneven Skin Tone

If you are dealing with an uneven skin tone, you may feel self-conscious and frustrated with your appearance. Fortunately, there are several effective options available to help you fix uneven skin tone and achieve a glowing complexion.

Pigmentation and your SkinBase solutions

We’ve talked to the professionals, read and researched medical books and tried to create an easy-to-digest blog that will help you understand what causes these skin alterations and how you can treat them.

What is hyperpigmentation? Which treatments are effective?

Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition where patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin. It is commonly found on the cheeks, forehead, upper lip and also other areas…

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Client Testimonial: “My Microdermabrasion treatments were absolutely fantastic. My skin felt so smooth and looked so healthy. I am really happy with each treatment that was carried out and the results were just exceptional. I’m carrying on with treatments every month to keep my skin looking so good. I am loving using SkinBase products now too.”