Uneven pigmentation of the skin can take various forms and appear for different reasons. Pigmented birthmarks such as café au lait spots appear when an abnormal concentration of pigments develops in a localised area of skin, and are generally present from birth.
Age can also cause uneven areas of pigmentation to develop. Exposure to the sun and smoking are among the factors thought to cause the appearance of lesions such as freckles, liver spots and uneven skin tone. As the skin ages, it is less able to regulate melanin production; too much and darker patches appear.
While birthmarks and other pigmented marks can be camouflaged using certain types of make up, this may not be a satisfactory solution for many. It can be time-consuming, as well as difficult to obtain a flawless finish.
Pigmentation treatment using IPL offers an effective solution that offers long-lasting results. The energy produced by the light is used to break down the pigments in the skin in order to facilitate the natural removal process by the body. Non-invasive, the treatment is also fast and respects the structure of the skin.