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Hyperpigmentation and colored spots

Hyperpigmentation

What is hyper-pigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation occurs when melanin is produced in excessive amounts in certain skin areas. Melanin determines the color of the skin and protects it from UV radiation, which gives us a natural tan. Pigmentation disorders are related to a poor functioning of melanin which causes either hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or depigmentation of the skin (lighter spots).

Causes of hyperpigmentation

Brown spots are the result of prolonged exposure to sunlight. Considered ungracious and unflattering, they may have different sources: hormonal, inflammatory or solar. All brown spots are not alike, some are extended and more difficult to treat, others are very localized and easy to remove like those due to the sun.

There are different types of hyperpigmentation and tasks:

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Age Spots

Mainly caused by exposure to the sun. This is why they appear mainly on the frequently exposed body parts, such as the face, hands and arms. These skin stains are usually small and dark.

Melasma or Chloasma

Frequently referred to as a "pregnancy mask", it affects 90% of pregnant women. It results from hormonal phenomena such as pregnancy and the effects of the contraceptive pill, and results in the appearance on the face or arms of dark areas and irregular shape that can be relatively wide.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

It occurs when a lesion heals leaving a flat bleached area. It is frequently observed in people with acne-prone tendencies, and can also be caused by cosmetic procedures such as dermabrasion, laser treatments and chemical peels.

Treatments against pigment spots

At Cible Clinic we offer effective treatments to treat different types of hyperpigmentation:

Peels

Facial peeling
depigmenting superficial peels will give very good results. They act on the superficial part of the skin. Full sun protection is necessary before and after the sessions.

CO2 Laser

CO2 Laser
The CO2 laser will also treat stains by working on the deep layers of the dermis. This type of laser causes a deep abrasion of the skin by a controlled burn: the production of a new collagen is thus stimulated.

Your skin regains a unified complexion. It is recommended that you do not expose yourself to the sun after a laser session and apply a protective cream for 3 months after treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have spots on my face, how can I remove them?

There are different treatment options to treat those spots.The first step is to identify the cause of the spots in order to offer the most appropriate and effective treatment.

This is why at Cible Clinic, we offer a first consultation in order to allow our experts to define a specific diagnosis and recommend the best treatment option for you.

Does the pregnancy mask disappear after childbirth?

Pregnancy spots can persist after childbirth but usually disappear in less than a year.

However, they may reappear following sun exposure or if you're using medications that increase photosensitivity.

You can remove these spots by using the most suitable treatments recommended by our experts.

In-Clinic Facial Care

Hyperpigmentation and colored spots

Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation and colored spots

Hyperpigmentation occurs when melanin is produced in excessive amounts in certain skin areas. Melanin determines the color of the skin and protects it from UV radiation, which gives us a natural tan. Pigmentation disorders are related to a poor functioning of melanin which causes either hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or depigmentation of the skin (lighter spots).

Causes of hyperpigmentation

Brown spots are the result of prolonged exposure to sunlight. Considered ungracious and unflattering, they may have different sources: hormonal, inflammatory or sun-induced.

All brown spots are not the same, some are extended and more difficult to treat, others are very localized and easy to remove like those caused by prolonged sun exposure.

There are different types of hyperpigmentation and spots:

Age Spots

Mainly caused by sun exposure. This explains why they appear mainly on the frequently exposed body parts, such as the face, hands and arms.

These skin spots are usually small and dark.

Melasma or Chloasma

Frequently referred to as a "pregnancy mask", it affects 90% of pregnant women.

It results from hormonal changes such as those induced by pregnancy and the effects of the contraceptive pill, and is characterized by irregularly darkened areas on the face and the arms.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

It occurs when a lesion heals, leaving a flat bleached area.
It is frequently observed in people with acne-prone skins, and can also be caused by cosmetic procedures such as dermabrasion, laser treatments and chemical peels.

Treatments against pigment spots

At Cible Clinic, we offer effective treatments to treat different types of hyperpigmentation.
CO2 Laser

CO2 Laser

CO2 Laser can treat colored spots by working on the deep layers of the dermis. This type of laser causes a deep abrasion of the skin using a controlled burn: the production of new collagen is thus stimulated.

Your skin regains a unified complexion. It is recommended that you do not expose yourself to the sun after a laser session and apply a protective cream for 3 months after treatment.

Peeling care

Peels

Depigmenting superficial peels have been found to be extremely effective.

They act on the superficial part of the skin. Full sun protection is necessary before and after the sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have spots on my face, how can I remove them?

There are different treatment options to treat those spots.The first step is to identify the cause of the spots in order to offer the most appropriate and effective treatment.

This is why at Cible Clinic, we offer a first consultation in order to allow our experts to define a specific diagnosis and recommend the best treatment option for you.

Does the pregnancy mask disappear after childbirth?

Pregnancy spots can persist after childbirth but usually disappear in less than a year.

However, they may reappear following sun exposure or if you're using medications that increase photosensitivity.

You can remove these spots by using the most suitable treatments recommended by our experts.