Pigmentation treatments

At Helen Hunt Aesthetics, we offer a variety of treatments at our clinics in Devon, that can considerably improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Book a consultation with us today to see what treatments we have available for you.

Understanding pigmentation: causes, types, and treatment options

Abnormal skin pigmentation, also known as hyperpigmentation, can manifest in various forms—ranging from hormonal factors like melasma to environmental triggers such as sun damage, liver spots, age spots, and post-inflammatory pigmentation.

This phenomenon is characterised by the darkening of certain areas of the skin due to an accumulation of melanin—the pigment responsible for determining skin colour. While typically harmless, these patches often appear flat and can vary in size, predominantly occurring on regions like the face, chest, back, and hands.

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The role of melanin and hyperpigmentation

Melanin, the pigment that lends color to our skin, plays a crucial role in shielding our skin from the detrimental impact of the sun’s UV rays. It’s both a natural response to sun exposure and a safeguard mechanism. Genetic and environmental factors intricately regulate the body’s production of melanin. In situations where melanin production becomes imbalanced—either excessive or insufficient—hyperpigmentation emerges.

A wide spectrum of causes

Our genetics play a role in determining the skin’s structure, texture, and resilience to aging and other skin concerns. If an individual experiences abnormal skin pigmentation, there is a higher chance of it occurring in the next generation.

Pigmentation isn’t solely a result of aging; it’s often intertwined with sun-induced damage. The cumulative effects of sun exposure can lead to uneven skin pigmentation, leaving individuals feeling self-conscious about their appearance. At Helen Hunt Aesthetics, our experienced skin specialists can provide comprehensive insights during your consultation.

Fluctuations in female hormones like estrogen and progesterone can lead to hyperpigmentation or melasma. Dark spots on the skin due to hormonal fluctuations are more prevalent in darker skin tones. This is because the skin already creates a high level of pigment, therefore an increase in melanin production will inevitably make you more susceptible to abnormal skin pigmentation. However, environmental influences can also contribute to the development of hyperpigmentation.

Targeted treatment options

The treatment we recommend will depend on the severity of your sun damage, so an initial assessment is advised so that I can recommend which treatment and products will benefit you the most.

Skin Peels

Brighten and regenerate skin

Experience the power of gentle exfoliation. Our skin peels, carefully tailored to your skin type and concerns, work to unveil a radiant complexion beneath. By encouraging the shedding of dead skin cells, they pave the way for fresher, younger-looking skin to emerge.

Micro Needling Skinpen

Skin remodelling

Discover the magic of controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your skin’s natural healing processes. The micro-needling skin pen initiates collagen production, firming your skin and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and uneven texture.


Improve skin quality

Profhilo is an injectable treatment that encourages your skin to remodel from the inside out, improving skin quality and texture in as little as 2 months.

A journey to reclaiming clarity

To find out how we can help with skin pigmentation please call or email to book an initial consultation.

Book a Pigmentation Treatment

Can’t find a package to suit your needs? No problem, I would be delighted to design a bespoke package for just you. Get in touch today to find out how I can help, or book your pressure-free consultation.

Please note that a £50 deposit is taken upon booking to secure the appointment, this will be credited towards any treatment taken

Telephone: 01392 984171

Email: helenhuntaesthetics@enquirenow.org

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