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How To Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation

Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation

Are you looking for a way to get rid of hyperpigmentation? You’re in the right place because at Elite Aesthetics, we specialise in treatments of all skin complaints. 

Hyperpigmentation affects over half the population in the UK, both men and women, and both light and dark skin tones. It can be difficult to live with, and many people find themselves looking for ways to get rid of hyperpigmentation. Nowadays, there are amazing cover-ups and foundations that can conceal skin discolouration, but sometimes you just want to be able to go bare-faced without feeling self-conscious.

In this blog post, we’re going to discuss the most effective solutions to get rid of hyperpigmentation. But before we delve into the treatments, let’s first understand what hyperpigmentation is…

What Is Hyperpigmentation?

There are a few skin pigment disorders, each with its own presentation. However, at the heart of the conditions lies the same basic dysfunction; an over or underproduction of melanin. Melanin is what gives your skin its colour; fair skin has less melanin than dark skin tones and when its production is disrupted, you can get hyperpigmentation (too much melanin for your skin tone) or depigmentation (where too little melanin is present). 

The conditions that result in hyperpigmentation are:


Melasma is the darkening of the skin on your face due to an overproduction of melanin. It affects both men and women, but there is a higher incidence of it in women. This is down to the link between a change in hormones and the production of melanin in your body – melasma is often referred to as the ‘mask of pregnancy’. It’s also caused by harmful UV rays from the sun and sunbeds.

How To Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation

Sun Spots (also called age spots)

Like melasma, sun spots are patches of darker skin that have been affected by UV rays, but they affect areas on your body that get the most sun exposure, like your face, arms, hands and back. They commonly appear in your 40s, but some may see them as early as their late 20s.

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation occurs when your skin suffers trauma or inflammation, such as acne. During the healing process, an excessive amount of melanin is created, resulting in darker patches where the acne was.

So, How Can You Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation?

Fortunately, there are a good range of solutions you can have to treat the different types of hyperpigmentation. At Elite Aesthetics, we have invested in some of the industry’s most cutting-edge technology and treatments so we can provide effective and long-lasting results. Not only that, our team has a diverse background in medicine and aesthetics, so use their incredible expertise to find the ideal treatment plan for your skin. 


Since it hit the market in 1997, HydraFacial has become one of the leading facials available. Over the years, the procedure has been refined and updated in line with the huge investment the company behind it makes in research and development. 

HydraFacial has a staged approach to skincare, with every stage focused on one aspect of skin resurfacing and rebalancing. The first step exfoliates and cleanses your skin using a medical-grade formula to slough away dead skin cells from your face. This is followed by a light chemical peel that lifts away remaining dull, flaky skin. The next step is the truly unique aspect of HydraFacial – the vortex technology. 

Here a device is used to extract dirt and impurities from deep within your pores – it literally sucks them out of your skin into a vial! There’s a trend of sharing a photo of what’s been dislodged from your skin as it’s pretty astounding (and a bit gross). If you want to see what others have had removed, search #gunkie on Instagram – warning, don’t do this at mealtimes!

The last steps of HydraFacial use specially-formulated serums to treat your skin condition. There are lots of different serums that help a variety of skin issues, from wrinkles to dryness, but the Brightalive Booster helps to get rid of hyperpigmentation and even your skin tone. It even helps to prevent the appearance of new pigmentation.

How To Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation

Perfect Peel

The Perfect Peel has been cited as the most effective medium-depth chemical peel for the treatment of acne, melasma, hyperpigmentation and acne scarring. At Elite Aesthetics, we have seen incredible results that leave our patients with a renewed sense of confidence and self-worth.

The Perfect Peel is the only chemical peel that combines glutathione, a powerful pigment regulator, with other potent ingredients, like skin brightening kojic acid. This combined help to get rid of hyperpigmentation, as well as exfoliate and resurface your skin. 

The Perfect Peel takes a few days for the results to show, and in that time you will see your old, dead skin cells flake away. You CANNOT peel or remove these during the process, as that can cause skin damage. Instead, let your body manage the process itself and soon enough, you’ll see a luminous, even complexion that lasts.  

Zo 3 Step Peel

Zo Skin Health was founded by skincare pioneer Dr Obagi, who is driven by innovation and science to produce skincare that not only treats skin conditions like hyperpigmentation but also gives you healthier skin overall. 

The Zo 3 Step Peel is one of the brand’s signature peels and is highly recommended to get rid of hyperpigmentation, acne and enlarged pores. As the name suggests, the process is divided into three steps. 

Step one is the peel, which is a blend of salicylic acid, TCA and lactic acid that work together to exfoliate the top layer of skin cells. 

Step two is the application of 6% retinol, which is highly effective in new cell regeneration, helping your skin to look brighter and more even.

The final step is the ‘calming creme’ to help rehydrate and protect your skin. 

Like the Perfect Peel, you will have a few days where the dead skin peels away, but as it does so, you’ll also see new, glowing and more even-toned skin showing.

How To Get Rid Of Hyperpigmentation

So, How Can You Get Rid Of Your Hyperpigmentation?

Knowing which is the best course of action to get rid of hyperpigmentation can be confusing – especially as all of the treatments listed above have exceptional results! To find out which treatment is most suited to your skin and lifestyle, you need to book a consultation at Elite Aesthetics, our clinic in Kent. Here we can examine your hyperpigmentation, as well as understand your specific needs. 

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Hi, Alex here,Just had my Lichen treatment today with Dr Shirin,The whole team at elite are very friendly, comforting and understanding, and did everything they could to give me a wonderful and welcoming experience. They are all so kind, friendly and knowledgeable, world experts at what they do. I am lucky to have them near London. They are also super responsive on the phone and email, so I know they care about thier patients, and I'm very well taken care of, (as with other clinics I have been to, its often difficult to get them to respond to questions), but this clinic is the most responsive I have ever seen!This is a beautiful and wonderful place and I highly recommend it, and I will be recommending it to all my friends as well. They definitely deserve the super high reviews they are getting, so I'm happy to add another one! A Big thank you from me and my family for all you have done for us during this journey!

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