Pigmentation / Sun Spots

Quick Facts

  • Hyperpigmentation, freckles or sunspots, are mainly caused by sun damage and hormones
  • Certain pigment can be successfully treated with IPL
  • Avoiding sun exposure and using UV protection/sunscreen is paramount in the treatment of pigmentation

Pigmentation and Sun Spots FAQ's

What causes excessive skin pigmentation?

In most cases excessive exposure to the sun is the main cause.

Sometimes, hormonal fluctuations associated with pregnancy and the contraceptive pill can result in a type of pigmentation known as Melasma or Chloasma.


What treatments are available for pigmentation and sun spots?

  • Elōs™ IPL Photo Facial: The fastest way to treat brown pigmentation. Treated pigment will go darker for 7-10 days, then flake off or disappear, leaving brighter, smoother skin.

  • Vitamin A/Retinol and Vitamin C creams: Clinically proven to reduce the effects of sun damage when used daily as part of your skin program.

  • Natural Peels: To exfoliate pigment deposits and reverse damage in the skin.


To find out which treatments are right for you, contact us for a personalised consultation with one of our Medical Skin Therapists on 0800 COSMED.

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