Hyperpigmentation Treatment

Reduce pigmentation and fade dark spots with skincare that works

Reduce pigmentation and fade dark spots with skincare that works

At City Skin Clinic, we’re proud to offer personalised treatments to combat abnormal skin pigmentation and hyperpigmentation through our online skin clinic. Our scientifically backed prescription Obagi hyperpigmentation skincare tackles hyperpigmentation and fades dark spots, with visible results in as little as 8-12 weeks. Whether you’re dealing with dark spots, age spots, uneven skin tone, sun damage or skin discolouration, our dedicated doctors have the knowledge and skin pigmentation treatment to help you.

Understanding Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually benign condition that can affect all skin types. It occurs when the skin produces more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour. This can lead to patches of skin that appear darker than the rest of the skin. Understanding the types and causes of hyperpigmentation is an important step towards effective skin pigmentation treatment.

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is characterised by dark patches of skin, which can range from small spots to larger areas. These patches occur when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that gives normal skin colour, forms deposits in the skin. Hyperpigmentation can affect any part of the body including the face, hands, back and neck.

Causes of Hyperpigmentation

There are a variety of factors that can cause hyperpigmentation. These include:

  1. Sun Exposure: Sunlight triggers the production of melanin. Prolonged exposure without adequate protection can lead to excess melanin production, causing spots or patches of hyperpigmentation, often referred to as sun spots or age spots.
  2. Hormonal Changes: Conditions like melasma are caused by hormonal changes. It often occurrs during pregnancy, menopause or due to contraceptive use.
  3. Inflammation: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation occurs following skin injury or inflammation, such as acne, eczema, or psoriasis. It’s more common in more pigmented skin tones.
  4. Age: As we age, our melanin production can become less controlled, leading to age spots, also known as liver spots or solar lentigines.
  5. Genetics: Some people have a genetic predisposition to hyperpigmentation. This genetic hyperpigmentation can take several forms, including freckles, birthmarks or more diffuse discolouration.

Types of Hyperpigmentation

There are several common types of hyperpigmentation:

  1. Melasma: Also known as chloasma, this type of hyperpigmentation is often referred to as the “mask of pregnancy” because it commonly occurs during pregnancy due to hormonal changes. However, other factors like sun damage, menopause and certain medications can also trigger it.
  2. Sun Spots: These are small, darkened patches that are induced by exposure to the sun. They often appear on areas frequently exposed, such as the face and hands.
  3. Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation: This occurs after an injury or inflammation to the skin, leaving behind a mark or spot that is darker than the rest of the skin.
  4. Freckles: These are small, flat, brown marks arising on the face and other sun exposed areas. These are most often seen in fair skinned people, especially those with red hair. However as freckles are an inherited trait, they can appear on all skin tones.

Understanding the different types and causes of hyperpigmentation is key to choosing an effective skin pigmentation treatment. It’s important to remember that everyone’s skin is unique, and treatments that work for one person may not work for another. The time it takes to treat hyperpigmentation also varies from person to person.

Personalised Prescription Skincare for Hyperpigmentation

Obagi Tretinoin Cream

Our primary treatment for hyperpigmentation is the world renowned Obagi Tretinoin cream. Tretinoin is a powerful retinoid that’s known for its effectiveness in brightening the skin and reducing the appearance of dark spots and discolouration. It is up to 20x stronger than Retinol. Even when used alone, it can greatly improve hyperpigmentation. It also has anti-ageing and Acne treating effects. Tretinoin is safe to and can be used long term as long as you’re not allergic, pregnant or breast feeding.

Obagi Hydroquinone

In cases of more severe hyperpigmentation, we may recommend adding Hydroquinone in the form of Obagi Clear or Blender Rx for a short period. Hydroquinone is a prescription skincare product that prevents excess melanin production. When used in the right cases, it lightens pigmentation and produces a more even skin tone. When used alongside Tretinoin, it can can tackle more widespread hyperpigmentation to help you achieve a brighter and more radiant complexion.

Nu Derm System

For more severe and wide spread cases of hyperpigmentation, we also offer the Obagi Nu Derm skin transformation system. This kit contains a 7-step skincare routine which when used alongside Tretinoin can reduce hyperpigmentation, signs of ageing as well as skin texture. Upon finishing the kit, you can maintain and build on your progress with just Tretinoin as your skin pigmentation treatment.

Obagi-C System

The Obagi-C system is designed to address moderate to severe hyperpigmentation. It contains hydroquinone and Vitamin C which when used alongside Tretinoin provide a powerful pigmentation treatment. Over time, it will lighten dark spots and uneven patches of skin. Most people can then maintain results with using Tretinoin alone.

Skin Brightening Add-On Products

Alongside these treatments, we provide add-on products like Obagi Professional-C Serum and Exfoderm exfoliating acid. Professional-C Serum boosts your skin’s radiance, while Exfoderm aids in the exfoliation process, to promote a smoother and more even skin tone.

Hyperpigmentation Treatment Fees


    Our expert doctor will design a bespoke Obagi Skincare program for you to follow. The cost of the consultation will be deducted from any skincare purchase.







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15 Minutes

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Duration of effect
3-4 Months

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Why Choose City Skin Clinic for Your Hyperpigmentation Treatment?

We believe that every individual deserves a bespoke approach to skincare. Our online skin clinic is the perfect choice for your hyperpigmentation treatment because we provide:

  1. Personalised Approach: For every treatment plan we create, we uniquely tailor it to meet your specific skincare needs. We’ll work closely with you to develop an approach that fits your lifestyle and delivers the results you’re looking for.
  2. Expertise: Our team of highly trained medical professionals stay updated with the latest research and developments in skincare. We have a deep understanding of the various causes and solutions for skin pigmentation issues.
  3. Quality Products: We only use products from trusted, dermatologist backed brands such as Obagi. This is a range of prescription skincare treatments with years of scientific research behind it. There is strong data that shows it to be effective in treating hyperpigmentation.
  4. Ongoing Support: Our relationship doesn’t end once your treatment plan is in place. We’ll provide ongoing support, advice, and changes to your plan if needed to ensure the best possible results.

Addressing hyperpigmentation requires patience and effort. With the right hyperpigmentation treatment skincare and personalised protocol, it is possible to significantly improve your skin’s appearance. Book a virtual consultation with an aesthetic doctor at City Skin Clinic to start your journey towards a clearer, brighter complexion today.

Frequently asked questions

The duration can vary depending on the severity of the hyperpigmentation and the products used. Generally, noticeable results are typically seen within 8 to 12 weeks of consistent use.

Most of our products are designed to be gentle on the skin. However, as some treatments can cause initial dryness, irritation or peeling, we recommend discussing any skin sensitivities with our doctor so we can adjust your treatment plan accordingly.

Hyperpigmentation can return if the skin is exposed to the same conditions that caused it initially, such as sun exposure or hormonal changes. To maintain your results, it's important to continue protecting your skin, even after your hyperpigmentation has improved. We also recommend using Tretinoin (or Retinol) regularly to build on and maintain your results.

Most of our prescription hyperpigmentation treatments are not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Please inform our team if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding so we can provide safe and suitable treatment options.

Some ingredients in our treatments, such as Tretinoin and hydroquinone, can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight. Therefore, we highly recommend daily use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen as part of your skincare routine.

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