Pigmentation Skin Treatment Raby Bay

Paula Cliffin Skin offers a pigmentation skin treatment service in Raby Bay to assist in providing a highly tailored and bespoke approach to those suffering from pigmentation disorder.

Pigmentation simply refers to the colour of one’s skin. Your skin gets its colour from a pigment called melanin, which are produced by special cells in the skin. In instances where these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it subsequently affects melanin production, resulting in pigmented skin.

Did you know that pigmentation has two main forms? Hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation both related to an abnormal and visible discolouration in the skin. Both forms of pigmentation have a range of symptoms, with the most common including:


Hyperpigmentation is most commonly recognised by a dark discolouration of skin patches on one’s skin. The darkening tone generally occurs when there is an excess of melanin, which subsequently forms deposits in the skin. People with darker Asian, Mediterranean or African skin tones are also more prone to hyperpigmentation, especially if they have excess sun exposure.

Type of Hyperpigmentation:

Chloasma: Some pregnant women overproduce melanin and develop a condition called Chloasma or the “mask of pregnancy”, on their faces or abdomens. This can cover a relatively large area and may worsen after sun exposure.
Melasma presents as brown patches on the face of adults and some adolescents. Most commonly affected areas are the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead & upper lip. Usually occurring in women, it affects only 10% of men. Often women who take contraceptive pills or have an IUD fitted develop this type of pigmentation. It can become more prominent if the skin is exposed to sunlight, hence why it often worsens during summer.
Lentigo/Lentigenes: Lentigo simply means ‘one freckle’, while lentigenes refer to multiple freckles.
Lentigo/Lentigenes: Lentigo simply means ‘one freckle’, while lentigenes refer to multiple freckles.
Post Inflammatory Hyper Pigmentation (PHI): PHI (post inflammatory hyper pigmentation) usually occurs after an injury to the skin. It can commonly occur after acne spots or other skin lesions, after traumatic skin treatments, such as inappropriate or overly aggressive laser or after over use of some skin care products – particularly those that have been misdiagnosed for the skin type.


The reverse process of hyperpigmentation causes hypopigmentation. Hypopigmentation is the result of a reduction in melanin production, causing patches of skin to become lighter than the surrounding skin.

Three common types of hypopigmentation and pigment loss are sun damage, vitiligo and albinism.If you’ve had a skin infection, blister, burn, or other trauma to your skin, you might have a loss of pigmentation, in the affected area. The good news with this type of pigment loss is that it’s frequently of a temporary nature, but it might take a long time to re-pigment.

Types of Hypopigmentation:

Vitiligo causes smooth, white patches on the skin. For some people, these patches can appear all over the body. It is an autoimmune disorder in which the pigment-producing cells are damaged. There is no cure for vitiligo, but there are several treatments, including cosmetic cover-ups, corticosteroid creams, or light treatments.
Albinism is an inherited disorder caused by the absence of melanin. This results in a complete lack of pigmentation in skin, hair, or eyes. People with albinism have an abnormal gene that restricts the body from producing melanin. There is no cure for albinism. People with albinism should use a sunscreen at all times because they are much more likely to get sun damage and skin cancer. This disorder can occur in any race, but is most common among Caucasians.

Pigmentation can be very difficult to treat effectively as the causes can be from so many different underlying reasons. For this reason, a thorough Clinical Skin Assessment is required before clinical treatments or homecare can be prescribed. While simply avoiding UV exposure often can prevent pigmentation, sometimes it cannot be avoided. Cellular health is very important to improving the condition and a dietary intake of essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 & 6 is beneficial. Protection from UV exposure together with the right skincare is of the utmost importance.

Paula Cliffin Skin’s attentive and expert pigmentation skincare treatment service in Raby Bay is aimed at finding the right skincare products and treatment routine for your unique skin type. I don’t deal in guesswork and I would never gamble on your skin – with my rigorous and extensive service, I will use the latest technology to conduct thorough skin tests to find the right skincare for you.

For more information on Paula Cliffin Skin’s pigmentation skincare treatment in Raby Bay, please call today on 0438 735 990 or simply fill out the online enquiry form.

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Paula Cliffin

Dermal Facialist/Practising Corneotherapist
Certified in Oncology Aesthetics (COA)
Phone: 0438 735 990 (Appointment Only)