Hyperpigmentation is a condition where the skin produces excessive amounts of pigment (melanin) in a particular area, causing the skin to darken. This is usually a noticeable ‘patch’ or ‘area’ of darker colour which patients find quite unpleasant. People with naturally darker skin tones (e.g. those of Asian, Mediterranean, or African descent) are especially prone to hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation can be caused by a number of issues. Common contributing factors include:
The first and most important treatment is to prevent hyperpigmentation from occurring. This means wearing a high factor mineral-based sunscreen year round.
By blocking the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, the melanocytes producing pigment are not stimulated into producing the pigmentation, which should help to stop the problem from getting worse.
Dermamelan is a skin treatment regime which was specifically developed to treat hyperpigmentation by a plastic surgeon specialising in the skin disorder. The product contains a series of active ingredients which work to prevent an essential enzyme involved in forming pigment.
It is a depigmentation agent which is applied in clinic as a mask and can be used on a number of different types of hyperpigmentation:
Clinicbe offers Dermamelan as a sophisticated programme of treatment, designed by Dr Barbara Kubicka for optimum results:
The full programme of treatment costs £1,050.
As well as improving hyperpigmentation, many clients may see improvement in other areas too, such as: