Treat pigmentation in skin of colour

Skincodes clinic specialises in treating pigmentation in Asian, Arabic and Afro-Caribbean skin types. Pigmentation is a common skin concern that can appear due to a variety of factors. Common treatments like Laser, Glycolic and TCA peels can cause Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) in darker skin, so should be avoided.

-Hyperpigmentation: Where dark spots appear on the skin. This is the more common form and is caused by an increase in melanin. One of the most common hyperpigmentary problems is Melasma. This condition is characterised by tan or brown patches on the face, most commonly appearing on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead and upper lips.

What causes pigmentation?

Sun exposure is a common cause of hyperpigmentation on areas that frequently see the sun, such as our hands and face.

Melasma, meanwhile, is believed to be caused by hormonal changes such as pregnancy. Certain medications can also cause hyperpigmentation.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation occurs when a blemish or other skin injury heals, leaving a discoloured mark behind such as acne.


It's important to limit sun exposure to stop existing pigmentation from darkening, and prevent new spots from forming. A broad-spectrum sunscreen at least SPF 50+ is a must-have to protect your skin, and should be a daily part of your beauty routine.

‚Äč‚Ä®Skincodes offers a targeted medical grade facial peel DERM ENLIGHTEN which contains a high concentration of Mandelic acid (almonds derivatives). It works by calming down the hyperactive pigment producing cells (melanocytes), bringing them back to their normal level. This equalises melanin production in-line with the surrounding skin cells, eliminating the colour difference and giving the skin a more even tone overall. This peel is gentle and will not cause PIH and rebound hyperpigmentation. Other available treatments include traxenemic acid injections and mesotherapy containing lightening ingredients such as glutathione. For more information, book in your clinic consultation with our expert team.