What Causes Pigmentation On Skin And How To Treat It?

Have you been noticing some dark spots on your skin lately? Is your skin going through some changes in colour? If yes, then you might be suffering from skin pigmentation. Skin pigmentation, also sometimes called “hyperpigmentation,” causes certain areas of the skin to become darker than the rest.

Singaporeans, especially those with darker skin, are highly predisposed to developing pigmentation because of high ultraviolet (UV) exposure from the all year round sun in the tropical climate. If you’re interested to know more about skin pigmentation, you’re on the right page. Discover the common causes of hyperpigmentation and the effective treatments you can undergo in your local aesthetic beauty center.


Common Causes of Skin Pigmentation


Skin Inflammation

Skin inflammation is a very common cause of hyperpigmentation. This includes eczema, acne, lupus, and an injury to the skin. The way the skin regenerates after inflammation primarily triggers post-inflammatory skin pigmentation. This condition can affect both your face and body and usually appears as flat patches of hypercolouration.


Sun Exposure

The sun is another common cause of skin pigmentation. In order to protect your skin from excessive exposure to the sun, your body naturally produces more melanin. This may then result in dark spots on your skin, which are often referred to as “sun spots” or “age spots.”


Hormonal Changes

Hormonal fluctuations may also cause a form of hyperpigmentation called “melasma.” This type of skin pigmentation is usually common in women during pregnancy. Melasma actually has a very distinct appearance, often appearing as blotchy pigmented spots on the chin, cheeks, above the top lip, or the forehead.


Effective Treatments for Skin Pigmentation


Ultra-Glow BB Laser Intensive Facial

There are lots of available treatments for addressing skin pigmentation. But if you’re looking for a quick and effective one, you should try the Ultra-Glow BB Laser Intensive Facial. This treatment combines two advanced technologies – optical light and radiofrequency blood – to enhance metabolism and circulation, boost collagen regeneration, and ultimately provide a clearer and smoother skin. What’s better is that this facial treatment only takes 90 minutes.


Cell Rebirth Microneedling Facial

Cell Rebirth Microneedling Facial is another ideal treatment for dealing with scars and fine lines. It’s a non-surgical procedure that stimulates the collagen production of the skin for a healthier-looking and smoother skin. Besides diminishing pigmentation and acne scars, this treatment can effectively lighten and brighten your skin.



Like the Ultra-Glow BB Laser Intensive Facial, the Nano-Perfector treatment is a 90-minute procedure that lightens undesirable pigmentation, brightens skin instantly, and refreshed dull-looking skin. This treatment utilises a fermentation Bio Peeling Program that’s operated by a remarkable fermentation technology designed for turning on the natural biological processes of cell generation.


Peptide Eye Refiner Treatment

If you’re aiming to have a refreshed, bright, and youthful appearance, the Peptide Eye Refiner Treatment is another effective option you should try. This 45-minute procedure specifically targets the eye zone and eliminates the appearance of wrinkles, discolourations, and pigmentation. Its best benefits include encouraging moisture levels, stimulating circulation, and improving your skin’s tissue, all while promoting healthy functions of your cellular skin.



There are several possible reasons why the skin may experience hyperpigmentation. Fortunately, addressing pigmentation on the skin is relatively easy with the availability of many effective treatments. Hence, while skin pigmentation may be annoying to look at, it shouldn’t make you worry too much because it’s absolutely treatable!

For the most effective and reliable treatments for hyperpigmentation, Ceramique Aesthetics is the leading aesthetic beauty center in Singapore that you can trust. We offer a variety of excellent wellness and spa treatments for your face and body, including the hyperpigmentation treatments mentioned in this article.

Feel free to reach out to us today to find out more, or schedule an appointment with us through call or WhatsApp at +65 8699 6286 and +65 8890 3358.

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