Pigmentation / Sun Spots

Quick Facts

  • Avoid sun exposure 
  • Using UV protection/sunscreen is paramount in the treatment of pigmentation - reapply 2 hourly
  • Hyperpigmentation, freckles or sunspots, are mainly caused by sun damage and hormones
  • Certain pigment can be successfully treated with IPL

Pigmentation and Sun Spots FAQ's

Will I need an initial consultation? 

Yes, as with all of our services, you must have an initial-consultation before proceeding with your first treatment - regardless of if you have had this treatment elsewhere. This ensures you are fully educated and informed before proceeding with treatment. We are a best-practice clinic and consistently deliver optimal results by placing paramount importance on education and informed consent.

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. This may not be suitable to treat with IPL. 

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 Skin Assessment with one of our Medical Skin Therapists on 0800 COSMED.

Opening Hours
Monday 10am – 5.00pm (Takapuna closed)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am - 6.30pm
Friday 9am - 5.30pm, Saturday 10am - 4.00pm