How is hyperpigmentation treated?

‘Hyperpigmentation’ is a term used to describe an area of skin significantly darker than your
natural pigmentation. Regardless of your colouration, your skin possesses a brown pigment
called ‘melanin’.

All healthy skin manufactures melanin naturally, and this pigment’s intensity varies
throughout the year because of sun exposure. As with all of your skin’s processes, melanin
manufacture is affected by your health, well-being, and lifestyle.

Characterized by a dark pigmentation on the face, freckles, melasma and post inflammatory
hyperpigmentation are some of the most common types of hyperpigmation. Fortunately,
dr.dream Australia offers a range of de-pigmentation treatments designed to improve facial
hyperpigmentation. Below is a look at the symptoms of hyperpigmentation and some of the
best treatments for depigmentation.


Freckles are small brown spots that appear on the skin, most often in areas that get
exposed to the sun. In most cases, freckles are harmless. Dark spots on the face are formed
simply due to the overproduction of melanin, which is responsible for the colour of hair and
skin. Generally, freckles are as a result of stimulation by ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
Treatments that can help to get rid of freckles
Although they may be genetic, no one is born with freckles. While freckles are not harmful or
painful, individuals may want to get rid of them for cosmetic reasons. Laser Toning, Ruvy
Touch, Skin Needling and Dream Formula are the most suitable treatments when it comes
to freckles. These solutions may be effective but require patience in order to achieve best


Melasma is a common skin condition characterised by dark, discoloured patches on the
skin. This condition typically is symmetrical, with matching marks on both sides of the face.
The brown patches can be found on the forehead, cheeks, nose, upper lip and chin. When it
occurs in pregnant women, it is known as chloasma. While men can also suffer from
melasma, the condition is more common in women. Tendency to melasma is worsened by
sun exposure and fragranced cosmetics.

Treatments that can help melasma

While the skin discolouration in melasma is not physically harmful, it can make you feel selfconscious
about how you look. It has been found that Laser Toning, Skin Needling and
Dream Formula are the most suitable treatments when it comes to melasma.

Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation is a condition that causes the skin to darken. This
can occur in small patches, cover larger areas or affect the whole body. While this condition
is normally harmless, it could be a symptom of an underlying medical condition.

Treatments that can help with hyperpigmentation

Skin tone can impact the length and intensity of your hyperpigmentation treatment. While
people of all skin types can use the same therapies, individuals with darker skin will require
more time and care with treatments. Research suggests that skin hyperpigmentation
treatments such as Laser Toning and Dream Formula can produce good results when it
comes to improving skin pigmentation. No matter what treatment you choose, it’s important
to protect your skin from further hyperpigmentation.

Post Acne Scarring

Post acne scarring is a condition characterised by scars that form when an acne breakout
deeply penetrates the skin, thereby damaging the tissues beneath it. Post acne scars
occur usually as a result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores that are engorged with
dead skin cells, excess oil and bacteria.

Treatments that can help

Active acne breakouts are frustrating enough, but the scars they leave behind can be
overwhelming. The good news is that it is possible to treat acne scars. Acne scar treatments
such as Skin Needling, 3D RF Needling, Fractional Rejuvenation, Laser Toning, Gold
Toning and Dream Formula may produce good results for post acne scar removal. Before
treating your scars, it is important to know what type they are. Each type responds differently
to treatment, with some treatments being better for specific types than others.
Different Treatments for Pigmentation Disorders

Skin Needling

Skin Needling is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the creation of thousands of
epidermal micro-canals to allow substances to pass through the horny layer of the skin. At
the same time, dermo-epidermal bio-stimulation is generated which increases the activity of
the active substances.

This micro-needling procedure facilitates the stimulation of fibroblasts and the production of
elastin and collagen. Face needling activates the skin repair mechanisms, thereby reducing
expression lines and pore size, while also improving skin firmness and producing a more
youthful appearance.

3D RF Needling

3D RF Needling is a new technology that delivers real results for skin tightening, wrinkle
reduction and blemish scarring correction. Complete control over treatment depth and
energy levels enables a multi-layered targeted approach for truly customised treatments with
no electro thermal damage to the epidermis, regardless of patient’s skin type or tanned skin.
Its proven and impressive design delivers enhanced wrinkle reduction through 3-dimensional
energy delivery to volumise tissue. RF energy delivered via insulated gold-coated micro
needles creates precise and controllable fractionated coagulation zones within a specific
layer of dermis.

For a superior blemish scarring treatment, the results are outstanding. For skin tightening,
medical research has shown this is similar to a mini facelift (1/3 of a facelift for a fraction of
the price and downtime).

Fractional Rejuvenation

Fractional Rejuvenation is a new concept involving a combination technique of ablative
fractional skin rejuvenation and long pulsed fractional treatment. For total resurfacing of
aged skin, it is necessary to induce collagen remodelling in the deep dermis through thermal
effects from the long pulse treatment as well as superficial ablation with the short pulse
approach. Therefore, the dual fractional skin rejuvenation is an upgraded treatment

Laser Toning

Laser Toning is one of the most effective laser treatments to control visible pigmentation by
breaking down melanin molecules naturally. At the same time, it provides additional benefits
of improving skin tone with minimal risks of adverse effects along with no downtime.

Gold Toning

Gold toning is a highly effective treatment that uses a laser wavelength to reduce vascular
redness and inflammation whilst reducing the risk of harming the skin compared to
conventional treatments.

Ruvy Touch

A state-of-the-art pigment removal and lightening treatment using a type of laser energy to
target age spots, freckles and more. This technology provides significantly greater precision
and lesser risk of harming the skin compared to conventional treatments.

Dream Formula

The Dream Formula is designed to reduce blemishes caused by excess melanin in the skin.
It acts within cells responsible for skin pigmentation, decreasing melanin production in areas
where excess production is apparent.


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