Uneven skin tone is a common problem that many people face; it can vary from mild to severe. Often perceived as a “skin imperfection”, it can cause feelings of insecurity and inadequacy to many. It is important to understand what uneven skin tone is and how one develops the condition to find the proper treatment and improve its appearance.
What is Uneven Skin Tone and What Causes It?
The two main types are Hyperpigmentation (darker patches) which usually show on the surface of the epidermis, and Hypopigmentation (lighter patches) that appear in deeper layers of the dermis.
The cause is a natural pigment responsible for skin and hair colour called Melanin. The overproduction of Melanin causes dark spots, and inversely, its underproduction results in light patches.
Other contributing factors that can cause uneven skin tone are the following:
Overexposure to the Sun
Being under the sun for a few minutes a day is actually good for your health; it’s a natural source of Vitamin D. However, repeated, prolonged exposure to UV light from the sun rays can cause sunspots.
Melasma is a skin condition caused by increased hormones. It often appears as blue-grey or brown patches or freckle-like spots. Often called the “mask of pregnancy”, Melasma is most commonly experienced when a woman goes through a gestational period.
Cosmetics and medications such as birth control pills can also trigger it.
The irregular darkening of the skin due to the aftermath of a skin injury or trauma such as acne breakout lesions can cause scarring and hyperpigmentation.
As we get older, our bodies naturally produce less Melanin, resulting in uneven skin tone and discolouration in certain areas of the face or body.
Treatments for Uneven Skin Tone
A wide variety of facial aesthetics treatments are available to achieve a more even skin tone. After conducting a thorough skin consultation, our medical professionals, with the help of our medical prescribers, will create a tailored treatment plan for you.
They will recommend the procedure or a combination of treatments that will achieve the most optimal outcomes. It can be facial aesthetic treatments or laser-based procedures. Some of the most effective and sought-after facial aesthetic solutions for uneven skin tone are our Skin Needling, Medical Grade Peels and K-Laser Treatment.
At CST, our goal is always to give patients their desired look and fulfil this while putting equal focus on the highest standards in patient care and industry safety compliance.