Pigmentation Treatment

Hyperpigmentation is when patches of your skin are darker than the surrounding skin. It happens when the skin generates too much melanin, the pigment responsible for skin colour. Any skin type can be affected, and it is more likely to occur during pregnancy, as people get older, or following an injury.

Understanding Pigmentation: Why It Happens

Due to the increase in melanin concentration of darker skin tones, hyperpigmentation is common among people with coloured skin. Dark spots can develop on the skin as a result of the following:

  • Burns
  • Bruising
  • Acne
  • Rashes
  • Other skin trauma

Causes of Pigmentation

Depending on the type, hyperpigmentation has different causes. The most typical causes include:

  • Sun exposure
  • Skin inflammation
  • Melasma
  • Side effects of medication
  • Medical conditions

Types of Pigmentation

The various types of skin pigmentation include:

  • Age spots: Commonly known as liver spots or solar lentigines. The symptoms of this pigmentation are brown, tan, or black spots that develop on the skin with sun overexposure. Age spots frequently affect older adults or individuals exposed to the sun for an extended time.
  • Melasma: Also known as chloasma or "the mask of pregnancy". Melasma typically appears as large patches of darkened skin on women, individuals who are pregnant or consuming birth control pills, and those with medium to darker skin
  • Post-inflammatory: The symptoms of this pigmentation include spots or patches of darkened skin that develop after an inflammatory skin issue, such as acne or eczema. Those who are usually affected by this condition are individuals who have had inflammation or an injury to the skin.

Hormonal Imbalance and Pigmentation

Hormonal hyperpigmentation, also referred to as "melasma," is the term used to describe the brown spots that develop on the face and neck after exposure to the sun. It can run in families and is more common in those with darker skin tones. Melasma frequently takes the appearance of symmetrical patterns, most frequently running down the following regions:

  • Middle of the face
  • On the forehead
  • Cheeks
  • Upper lip
  • Nose
  • Chin

This is in contrast to other forms of hyperpigmentation that appear as random patches or freckles. Hyperpigmentation is caused by the body's overproduction of melanin, as well as oestrogen and progesterone imbalances.

In addition, hyperpigmentation can be a side effect of medications and chemotherapy medicines.

The Dr Jenny Approach to Pigmentation

The customised pigmentation treatment in Malaysia procedures offered by Doux Visage uses the following technology to address the underlying reasons for pigmentation, skin lightening, and whitening:

  • Non-invasive needleless mesotherapy
  • High-intensity focused ultrasound (HiFU) treatment
  • Soft laser treatment
  • Dermal infusion silk peel treatment

Why Choose Doux Visage's Pigmentation Treatment In Malaysia

Dr Jenny Goh is the owner and medical director of Doux Visage. With more than two decades of clinical experience, Dr Goh is one of the most well-known people in the beauty industry.

She is an acupuncturist with a master's degree. Dr Goh also holds a dual PhD in Traditional Chinese Medicine with specialisations in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, making her the first woman in Malaysia to do so.

Today, she is acknowledged as a specialist in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture, Oriental medicine, tuina treatment, as well as a Western approach to skin care.

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