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Pigmentation & Sun Damage

Pigmentation is a common skin concern for NZ women

Treat Pigmentation & Sun Damage 

Many of us enjoy time outdoors, but around 80% of the ‘signs of ageing’ can be attributed to sun damage. 

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Signs of Sun Damage 

  • Uneven skin tone 
  • Pigmentation spots and brown patches 
  • Age spots
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Lines & wrinkles 
  • Red veins and other signs of facial redness

Pigmentation is a common skin condition and is a particular concern for New Zealand women, due to our harsh sunlight which is more prevalent in the southern hemisphere. 

Types of Pigmentation 

  • Hypopigmentation: Where areas of the skin become lighter while Hyperpigmentation is where areas become darker.
  • Hyperpigmentation: Where dark spots appear on the skin. This is  the more common of the two and caused by an increase in melanin. One of the most common hyperpigmentary problems is Melasma. This condition is characterized by tan or brown patches on the face. The most common sites of involvement are the cheeks, bridge of nose, forehead, and upper lips. 

What causes Melasma?

Causes of hyperpigmentation include exposure to sunlight, pregnancy, antibiotics and other medications.

At Caci, we offer a range of skin treatments to reduce pigmentation and sun damage. A tailored plan of laser treatments teamed with skin rejuvenation treatments such as microdermabrasion is particularly effective for the treatment of pigmentation and sun damage. A course of treatments are available on our Skin Health Plan, Reformaskin.