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Types of Skin Pigmentation

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Types of Skin Pigmentation

It a major concern of many individuals as to what type of pigmentation they are suffering with. Results Laser hair removal Clinic Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane treat a range of pigmentation from melasma to freckles. The different kinds of pigmentation include:

Freckles (Ephelides)

A heredity blemish, freckles are one of the most common pigmentation forms. Whilst they are accepted and thought of as an attractive feature on most, many seek to have them removed.


The sides of the face are affected with this condition, appearing as medium to dark brown patches. Woman are more commonly affected by this condition, particularly those on birth control pills and areas which it appears include the upper lip, forehead, cheeks and bridge of nose. Only a small proportion of men are affected by this condition and sun exposure or heat exacerbate the condition.

Sun Damage (Solar Lentigines)

Also known as liver spots, these forms of pigmentation are age spots which occur as a consequence of sun exposure. While they are most commonly found on the face and hands, any exposed area can be affected.


This type of pigmentation results from an overproduction of melanin and usually appears on the face and abdomen. Just like melasma, this condition worsens after sun exposure.

Lichen Simplex Chronicus

Severe itching and dark patches characterise this form of pigmentation. If untreated, this condition can lead to infection and permanent scarring if unresolved.

Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation

Overly aggressive laser or IPL, products or treatments can cause this type of pigmentation.

Port-wine Stains

Abnormal increase of capillaries produce these pigmentation spots and they appear as purple or red marks on the body.


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