Pigmentation 101

What we need to know about pigmentation

We all have pigment in us, it is responsible for our skin colour. The pigment is called melanin and it is produced by melanocytes within the melanosomes. Tyrosinase is the enzyme that is responsible for the first step in melanin production.

When there are excess melanocytes present in the skin that is when uneven skin tone becomes visible. The excess melanin will accumulate in the skin layers. Darkened spots will start appearing on the skin by means of the tyrosinase that is responsible for the transportation from the bottom layers to the top.

The 3 types of pigmentation:


  1. Sun Damage Pigmentation:

This is caused form years of direct, daily exposure to the sun. It is predominantly visible on sun exposed areas such as the face, chest, shoulders and arms. It presents itself visibly as spots, uneven skin tone and darkened patches.

  1. Melasma/Chloasma:

This type of pigmentation is usually seen in pregnant woman. It is mainly caused due to a change in hormones or exposure to the son. It is classified as brown patches on the face, sometimes in the shape of a butterfly. Woman are more likely to suffer from this then men.

  1. Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation.

When there was any sort of trauma or injury to the skin, including burns or severe acne, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can develop. Severe and/or invasive facia treatments example chemical peels can also cause it.

3 ingredients to help brighten pigmentation:

  1. Glutathione:

It decreases the melanin in the your skin by means of inhibiting tyrosinase. It is known to be a powerful antioxidant. It has the ability to brighten the skin and lighten dark spots.

  1. Retinol:

It is one of the best-known skin care ingredients on the market. It is derived from Vitamin A. Retinol will go beneath the epidermis into your dermis. It will neutralise the free radicals and boost your collagen & elastin. Retinol also has a exfoliating effect on the skin surface. Your cell turnover will be increased and dark spots will fade.

  1. Vitamin C:

It has excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. It will help to inhibit the enzyme tyrosinase, which helps to prevent melanin production. It will significantly lighten your pigmentation. Be sure to protect your skin with sunscreen and a hat when using any form of retinol.

How can De la Belle help treat your pigmentation?

Pigmentation Removal by means of Needleless Mesotherapy Injections:

The treatment will brighten and tone your skin without causing skin irritations, bringing out your beautiful facial features naturally. The combination of the ingredients combats the complex process of pigmentation for a faster skin renewal. By accelerating the skin turnover, we eliminate the keratinocytes charged with melanin.

A series of 5-8 session will be needed to achieve desired results.

At De la Belle we specialise in Needle-free Mesotherapy Injections. We will do a in depth consultation, work out a custom treatment plan for you and give you a home care kit to assist in delivering your desired results.

Book a Consultation with anyone of our certified Somatologist’s to find out how we can help you lighten your pigmentation.

Take control of your pigmentation today.