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Skin Pigmentation

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Skin Pigmentation is caused by melanin – a pigment in your body that gives your skin, eyes and hair its colour. When you have an imbalance in melanin levels this is when skin pigmentation or hyper-pigmentation can occur.

As one of the most problematic skin conditions to treat, Este offers the most effective pigmentation treatments in the world to help target and reduce discolouration.

Melasma vs Hyperpigmentation – What's the difference?

Being an umbrella term used for various conditions, hyperpigmentation is where one patch of skin becomes darker than the surrounding skin. The leading cause for hyperpigmentation is sun exposure, alongside other factors such as acne scarring, medications or inflammation.

Melasma is a specific type of hyperpigmentation that is caused by hormonal changes within the body. These darker patches of skin are commonly found in women and target the face, on a person's chin, cheeks, nose, upper lip or other cranial areas.

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Hyperpigmentation Treatment

What Causes Hyperpigmentation?

Changes to the melanin levels in your skin can occur for a variety of reasons and may be down to hormonal changes, age, over exposure to the sun, damage to the skin, or purely down to your genetics. Melasma can be caused by pregnancy, birth control pills, hormonal imbalances, thyroid disease, sun exposure and much more.

Importance of Sun Protection: The harmful effects of solar radiation are well-known, and yet people still take risks without proper protection. The various types of hyperpigmentation, including melasma, are triggered by prolonged exposure to the sun, and once the damage has been done, it's too late. 

We can't stress the importance of wearing proper clothing and applying sunscreen to prevent these unsightly conditions from occurring in the future.
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Pigmentation Removal

Treatments We Offer For Pigmentation

Laser for Pigmentation


Our Harmony XL Pro Laser for pigmentation removal works by producing wavelengths of light that are absorbed by your skin’s pigmented lesions. Once absorbed, the light works to ‘shatter’ the melanin pigment.

Once the pigment has been broken up, it is then dissolved by your body’s lymphatic system, and as a result, your areas of uneven pigmented skin tone will steadily disappear. The great thing about this laser is that it is safe for all skin types and can be used on the face and body.

Cosmelan Peel


Cosmelan peel treatment is the world’s leading treatment for effective depigmentation. The Cosmelan method acts on the cells that are responsible for skin pigmentation, preventing melanin production in the pigmented areas, which then reduces and lightens the area of concern, helping you get the even completion you’ve always wanted.

The Azelaic acid within the peel kills bacteria and promotes new skin cell production whilst Kojic acid inhibits the production of melanin in the skin. The Cosmelan Peel also decreases the skin’s natural melanin production by inhibiting an enzyme (tyrosinase), providing an even and smooth complexion.

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Benefits of Pigmentation treatment

Pigmentation Doesn't Have to be Permanent.

As one of the hardest skin conditions to treat, you don't have to live with hyperpigmentation for the rest of your life. Our Cosmelan before and after results is truly outstanding and speak for itself.
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Treats all types of pigmentation
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Cosmelan treatment works efficiently, pushing pigmented cells to the surface quicker
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Laser treatment for pigmentation is a quick and safe procedure
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Available for all skin types and ages
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No skin bleaching agents used for naturally healthy skin
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Your Pigmentation Experts at Este Medical Group!

Over the years, we've treated many patients using safe pigmentation removal methods and many have been satisfied. We can not guarantee that the treatment work in removing all of your pigmentation but we are confident in the life-changing results we have already produced.

If you need any further advice on hyperpigmentation and melasma, please do not hesitate to book a free consultation with the skin specialists at Este Medical Group, or read our useful and informative guide to hyperpigmentation and melasma to learn more.

Technologies we use

Visia Digital Skin Analysis
When we use the Visia Digital Skin Analysis to assess your skin, we are using a tool that allows us to see deep below the surface layer of your skin and detect a multiple of potential concerns. This advanced technology allows us to pick up on issues such as spots, wrinkles, texture, pores, UV spots, brown spots, red areas, porphyrins and more.
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Our Results

At Este Medical Group, we believe our work speaks for itself. Take a look over what we have done for our clients and see what we can do for you.

I am really pleased with level of good service at Este medical. The staff are very friendly always willing to help. Very very professional service. Thank you very much Umer and Bobby keep up the good work

Satvinder Singh

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I have had several different treatments from Este medical in Birmingham to all which have been to a very high standard. The staff are very friendly, the treatments have given such amazing results. I highly recommend this clinic.

Rachana Sansoa

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I had my hair transplant with  Este medical group 1 year ago following a recommendation. I am really delighted with my results!
I visited pretty much every clinic in the UK and I found them the most caring, they were extremely helpful dealing with all my questions. I can assure you there were hundreds of questions. This enabled me to make the right decision...
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Andrew Hart

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Having been to a couple companies in Birmingham regarding hair transplants, Este Medical definitely stood out. The laser which promotes hair growth and makes the scalp healthier is just the start, they made the entire process easy and painless which made me feel completely at ease...
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Gurdeep Blaggan

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I have completed my full body laser hair removal with Este medical in birmingham and i would like to share my experience.
I suffer with Polycystic ovary syndrome ( pcos ) due to this i have so much facial and body hairs. I am 33 years old so i have been having ipl and laser hair removal since the age of 17, i wouldnt want to think how much money i have spend...
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