Treatments 12 July, 2023

We’re answering the most frequently asked questions about hyperpigmentation.

What is hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a term used to describe patches of skin that have become darker than the skin surrounding it.

Hyperpigmentation, which stems from the overproduction of melanin in the skin, can be caused by a number of factors, such as sun exposure (eg sun spots), hormonal changes (eg melasma) or trauma to the skin (eg scars).

Is there a cure for hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is not always curable, but it is manageable.

It can be managed very successfully by treating the skin at a cellular level and protecting the skin’s DNA or skin memory.

Factors to consider when deciding how to manage hyperpigmentation:

🔸When did pigmentation first occur? 

This is an indication of the cause and how deep the problem is (epidermal/dermal).

🔸When the face is the concern, where is the pigmented area situated? 

This could be an Indication of hormonal pigmentation.

🔸What treatments have been done before?

Some treatments can cause photo sensitivity or a disrupted skin barrier. 


If your lifestyle involves significant sun exposure, photo-sensitizing treatments could possibly lead to further pigmentation. Impactful treatment 


Hyperpigmentation management requires a long-term commitment to regular in-clinic treatments and an investment in home care products. 

The Gold Standard in Pigmentation Management – The Cosmelan Treatment

Mesoestetic has long been industry leaders in depigmentation treatments, the cream of the crop being the Cosmelan Depigmenting Treatment.

This treatment is scientifically proven to remove the most severe and resistant pigmented spots with maximum efficacy and safety. The method is a unique dual action method for both short and longer term results, beginning with the corrective action to remove spots and followed by the regulating action to regulate pigment production.

For more information, contact us for a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced skin experts.



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