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Skin pigmentation is caused by the melanin in our skin. Hyperpigmentation occurs when there is an overproduction of melanin. Hyperpigmentation includes melasma, freckles, sunspots (Solar lentigines), birthmarks and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Some of the causes of hyperpigmentation include overexposure to the Sun, allergies, scars from past injury, inflammatory diseases, aging, reaction towards certain cosmetic products or simply just hereditary.

What are the Causes of Skin Pigmentation ?

The most common cause of pigmentation skin is sun exposure. UV rays from sunlight stimulate melanocytes, cells that produce melanin, resulting in darkening of certain areas of your skin known as hyperpigmentation. Other causes include hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause; medications such as antibiotics; autoimmune conditions like vitiligo; scarring; inflammation due to acne or injury; and genetic predisposition.

What are the Types of Pigmentation ?

Freckles are small, flat spots on the skin that are usually brown or light tan in color. They typically appear on areas of the body that have been exposed to the sun, such as the face, arms and shoulders. Freckles are caused by an increased level of melanin, a pigment produced by cells in the skin. They are harmless and generally can be treated with picolaser.

Age spots, also known as liver spots, are flat brown, gray, or black spots that appear on the skin. They are caused by years of sun exposure and usually occur in people over the age of 40.

Melasma is a skin condition characterized by dark, discoloured patches on the face. It is most commonly seen in women and is caused by an increase in melanin production due to sun exposure, hormones, or other triggers. Treatment options include topical creams and laser therapy.

Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation is a skin condition that occurs when an area of the skin becomes darker than its surrounding areas due to inflammation. It can be caused by acne, eczema, burns, and other skin injuries. Treatment usually involves using topical creams or laser therapy to reduce the appearance of discoloration.

Symmetrical grey-brown or blue-grey spots which appear most commonly on the cheek. Sometimes may develop on the forehead, nose, eyelids and temples. This kind of pigmentation is deeper down in the skin’s dermis.

Naevus of Ota is a type of birthmark that typically appears on one side of the face. It is caused by an overgrowth of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. The mark can range in color from light grey to dark brown and can be raised or flat. In some cases, it may also cause vision problems or hearing loss.

What We Do - PicoNext Skin Pigmentation Programme

The golden standard treatment for treating pigmentation is using Picolaser. NextMed PicoNext – Pigment Removal Programme.  It is an FDA approved true pico laser that is able to deliver ultra-short bursts of energy into the deeper layer of the skin to break melanin into microscopic particles to breakdown unwanted pigments. The energy is so fast and precise that there is no heat damage to the surrounding tissues. This latest innovation in laser technology results in quick and effective pigmentation treatment with no downtime.

We customize our pigmentation treatments individually depending on the severity of the pigmentations. Below are our NextMed skin pigmentation programme:

  • Pico Lite Basic
  • Pico Lite Intensive 
  • Pico Lite Advanced 
  • Pico Lite Premium

Other Treatment Modalities :

Topical Creams  

Topical creams are a popular treatment for pigmentation issues. They can help to lighten dark spots, reduce discoloration, and even out skin tone. Some of the most effective creams contain ingredients like hydroquinone, kojic acid, and retinoids. Additionally, there is new technology product such as Cyntra where it is an advanced pigment corrector. It’s important to talk to your doctor before starting any topical treatment to ensure that it is the right option for you.


Mesotherapy involves microinjections of specially formulated serums into the skin or area to be treated. The serum is made of vitamins, pharmaceuticals or proteins that had been customized to target specific problems such as pigmentation. Mesotherapy for pigmentation is highly effective as it can target problem areas directly. Results are usually seen 3-4 weeks after treatment.

Oral Supplements

Oral supplements may be beneficial for pigmentation treatment. Antioxidants, such as vitamin C and E, can help reduce inflammation and protect skin from environmental damage. Additionally, some studies have shown that certain herbal extracts may be effective in treating hyperpigmentation. Another oral supplement like NanoMD Briten 2.0, who helps in skin protection, nutrition and brightening. Speak with your doctor to determine if oral supplements are right for you.

Pink Intimate

Pink intimate is a gentle serum that is safe to use even for delicate areas. It can be used to lift, whiten and rejuvenate the intimate and delicate areas such as vaginal tissues, in between the inner thighs, groin area or nipples. It can also be used for the underarms, buttocks, knees and elbows. The serum does not bleach the skin, rather, it targets pigmentation to even out the skin tone.

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