Uneven skin tone can be caused by a variety of factors and is most commonly seen on the face, neck and decolletage. 

There are two types of pigmentation – hypopigmentation, which causes lighter spots to appear on the skin, and hyperpigmentation, which causes darker spots to appear.

Sun exposure, hormonal changes and skin inflammation (caused by a blemish or injury to the skin) can all contribute to pigmentation.

Whatever the cause, pigmentation can be a frustrating problem to deal with. Luckily, there are several options available to help you achieve visible, long-lasting results.

Advanced treatments in clinic

An effective treatment for areas of existing pigmentation is our VPL (Variable Pulsed Light) laser treatment, which uses pulsed light to target underlying tissue and minor surface blood vessels.

Once pigment has been targeted, it rises to the surface of the skin where it then flakes away, helping to even out skin tone and improving texture.

For best results, it's recommended to complement this treatment with other skin conditioning treatments in our Reformaskin plan. 

Targeted skincare products

You can support the effects of in-clinic treatments with your daily skincare regime. Look for products containing Vitamin C or niacinamide, which will help to brighten skin and even out tone.

Our top picks? The Essential C range from Murad, which combines an antioxidant-rich formula with hydrating ingredients to help nourish and protect skin. 


A common cause of pigmentation is sun exposure, so an easy way to prevent future issues with uneven skin tone is to apply sunscreen regularly.

Look for broad-spectrum formulas and remember to reapply throughout the day, especially if you're going to be outdoors for an extended period of time.