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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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Our Approach & Process: How it Works

At Este Medical, we understand that treating skin pigmentation and melasma can be difficult. We believe the best way to achieve optimal results is by prepping the skin before applying the Cosmelan Peel.

This peel is specifically designed to target and reduce pigmentation, but it’s also important to ensure that your skin is in its best condition for maximum effectiveness.

1Prep & Treatment


The Cosmelan Peel is a powerful treatment that works in two stages; however, your skin must be cleansed and prepped before this. First, the peel is applied to your skin and left for several hours until completely dry. There is no discomfort, but ensuring you have no social plans during this period is advised. After this, the peel will be removed with water, and you can expect your skin to be a little irritated and red due to the active ingredients which have penetrated your skin during this time.

2The Healing Process


One day after the treatment, your skin will be red and plump. This is a sign that the Cosmelan Peel has stimulated the process of skin shedding and wound healing. During this time, the body sends blood to the area, flooding it with collagen, and red and white blood cells, which helps reduce pigmentation and improves overall skin tone.Seven days after the treatment, recovery is complete, and results can already be seen. Pigmentation will have faded, and your skin’s overall texture will be improved due to increased collagen production and skin hydration. You must use Cosmelan 2 serum to prevent the formulation of new hyperpigmentation.

3Monthly Aftercare


Two months after the treatment, you can expect long-term changes in your skin's pigmentation, texture, tone and luminosity. It’s important to maintain a strict skincare routine to achieve optimal results, including using an SPF50 sunscreen and Cosmelan 2 serum daily.The Cosmelan treatment is an effective solution for treating pigmentation, but it’s important to understand that results vary depending on how severe the pigmentation was before treatment. In some cases, a maintenance program of 6-monthly treatments may be required. During the months after your treatment, your dedicated Este Medical Group consultant or therapist will be available to contact if you have any concerns and will be regularly checking in with your progress.

If you’d like to learn more about our professional Cosmelan Peel, please get in touch with Este Medical Group, and we’ll be happy to provide further information and advice. We understand that no two cases are the same, so we will work with you to develop a tailored treatment plan for your needs.

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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.

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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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Why choose Cosmelan?

The Cosmelan peel is quickly becoming a go-to treatment for those looking to improve their pigmentation concerns. Unlike other peels, the Cosmelan peel uses non-bleaching ingredients and can be used on all skin types. Not just limited to the face, this peel can also be used on other areas of the body for overall improved pigmentation. Results can typically be seen after just four sessions.

This peel is especially effective for treating melasma, hyperpigmentation, trauma-induced pigmentation, and even pigmentation scars. With regular maintenance and home care, the Cosmelan peel can significantly improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and discolouration. Schedule a consultation with our trained professionals today to learn more about the Cosmelan peel and see if it's the proper treatment for you.

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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 consultation with the skin specialists at Este Medical Group, or read our useful and informative guide to hyperpigmentation and melasma to learn more.

Your Pigmentation Guide

You can take several steps at home to prevent or reduce the worsening of pigmentation concerns.  

  • Always use sunscreen daily with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect against UV damage and uneven skin tone.
  • Avoid excessive exfoliation as this can cause irritation and lead to further pigmentation  
  • Gently remove any makeup before bed to prevent clogging of pores and potential breakouts  
  • Incorporate products with ingredients like Vitamin C, niacinamide, and liquorice extract into your skincare routine, as they can help brighten and improve the appearance of pigmentation  
  • Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet for overall skin health  

Consult our skincare professionals for personalised tips and treatment options to target your pigmentation concerns.

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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.

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