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Back Acne Discoloured Skin Clear & Bright After Hyperpigmentation Treatment
back pigmentation before and after


Nov 29, 2022

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Este Medical Group

Here are the stunning results of an Este UK pigmentation removal treatment for the back.

In the post-treatment photo you can see how the double whammy of acne and acne related skin pigmentation, also known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), had darkened the skin on our client’s back.

After skincare treatment for PIH, you can see how much clearer and brighter our client’s skin is looking on her back. The skin looks younger and healthier, and the skin’s texture has been improved. 

The Double Whammy of Acne and Skin Pigmentation

Unfortunately acne on the face, neck, arms and shoulders and back can cause the skin to discolour and darken. Discolouration of the skin (e.g., hyperpigmentation)  has several causes including acne, acne scarring, as well as eczema and psoriasis.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) may appear in areas where your skin has had acne outbreaks (e.g., face, shoulders and back). When your skin is hurt or damaged by acne, dark pigment spots may appear in the area where you have had pimples, skin inflammation, or skin irritation.  

PIH is most commonly caused by skin conditions like acne, dermatitis, and impetigo, but can also be caused by trauma or injury to the skin (e.g., burns, allergic reactions from insect bites, psoriasis…). And PIH can worsen with exposure to UV light, or recurring skin inflammation.

How Can I Treat Acne Darkened Skin? 

Este Medical Group offers a variety of effective, skin-safe treatments to enhance skin colour and texture. 

If you are experiencing persistent issues with dark spots, uneven skin tone and poor texture resulting from acne or inflammation, then Este UK has a PIH treatment that can help you improve the look and feel of your skin. 

Skin Lightening Treatments 

Available Este Medical Group Pigmentation Treatments in the UK

Cosmelan Peel 

A series of peel treatments will reduce dark, discoloured areas of skin. Cosmelan depigmentation treatments are highly successful at balancing and creating a more even skin tone — post-treatment your skin will be visible lighter and brighter. 

Laser Skin Resurfacing 

Laser resurfacing uses thermal energy pulses to diminish areas of discolouration. Laser treatments are an excellent option for treating resistant pigmentation and melasma. 

We can help you customise a treatment plan that addresses both your acne issues and skin pigmentation — rest assured, these skincare concerns can be treated. 

Este has skin brightening treatments and acne treatments that can improve your skin’s appearance — before you know it you will be wearing backless dresses and strappy tops to show off your blemish free and glowing skin again! 

Your Pigmentation and Acne Experts at Este Medical Group!

Este has a solid history of treating PIH, hyperpigmentation and melasma successfully and safely. Contact Este through our website to determine which hyperpigmentation PIH treatment is best suited to your skincare goals.

Be sure to ask us about our Este Azelan Peel and our ClearSkin Laser treatments when you come in for a skincare consultation!

Last Updated:

November 29, 2022

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