Hyperpigmentation / Sun Damage / Freckles

Hyperpigmentation Clinic Leicester
Hyperpigmentation Clinic Leicester


Melanin is a pigment that is produced naturally by the skin. It determines the tone of your complexion, as well as acting to protect the skin from the sun’s UV rays. The skin will produce more melanin when it is exposed to the sun, and is what makes your skin tan. However, when too much melanin is produced it can accumulate in the cells of an isolated area of the skin, causing a darkened patch to appear; a condition known as Hyperpigmentation.

Often a sign of sun damage, hyperpigmentation usually develops in small, round patches. Age spots / sun spots and freckles are common examples of hyperpigmentation which often appear on places such as: the face, shoulders, hands and chest. Hyperpigmentation can also occur as a result of hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy, which may see the darkening of freckles, or the area around the nose and mouth – a condition known as melasma. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a concern that’s caused by injury to the skin, such as in cases of psoriasis, burns, acne, or as a reaction to unsuitable skin care products.

There are a range of ways that The One Clinic can treat Hyperpigmentation. Reducing its appearance often requires the removal or repair of damaged cells, which can be achieved through the use of our devices and skincare. Our clinic would always advise the use of a suitable SPF before going outside to help protect the skin and prevent cellular damage.

For more information, please contact The One Clinic’s highly experienced team.

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