Facts & Treatments: Fraxel, IPL, HydraFacial and more

Is pigmentation making you appear older than you really are? Our medispa has all of the latest non surgical treatments available to treat and reduce skin discolouration, including Fraxel, IPL, HydraFacial and more.

What is pigmentation?

This type of skin condition is characterised by areas of the skin that are darker in colour than the surrounding skin, often leading to a patchy or uneven appearance. Pigmentation can manifest in a number of different ways, such as sunspots, freckles, melasma and birthmarks. While skin pigmentation can be found all over the body, it typically appears on the face.

There are actually two types of pigmentation: hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation. Hyperpigmentation occurs when the body produces too much melanin, leading to the darkening of the skin. Hypopigmentation, on the other hand, is the result of a lack of melanin, wherein patches of the skin get lighter.

What causes pigmentation?

As mentioned, the skin discolouration is the result of an increase or decrease in melanin, which is the natural pigment that gives our skin, eyes and hair its colour. The production of melanin can be triggered by a number of factors, including:

  • Sun exposure and UV damage
  • Genetics
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Skin type
  • Skin ageing
  • Acne
  • Skin injury or inflammation
  • Pregnancy
  • Some illnesses and medications

Our solutions

Ready to say goodbye to skin discolouration? After taking into consideration your ethnicity, type of pigmentation and the cause of your pigmentation, we can visibly reduce the appearance of skin discolouration using a number of medical-grade technologies. Here at Dr Anh’s Medispa, we offer a number of treatments including:

CO2 laser resurfacing

CO2 laser resurfacing targets pigmentation through use of carbon dioxide as an ablative therapy to treat the deeper layers of the skin. This works to destroy the outer layers of skin and stimulates cell turnover in the deeper layers, leading to improvement in pigmentation of the skin.

Fraxel laser

Fraxel harnesses fractionated resurfacing laser technology to address the discolouration caused by pigmentation, sun damage and age spots. By targeting damaged skin cells with microscopic laser columns that penetrate underneath the skin, Fraxel stimulates new collagen production and shatters pigment in the skin.

IPL for pigmentation

Intense Pulsed Light, otherwise known as IPL, pulses wavelengths of heated light into the skin’s surface, targeting pigmentation in the underlying tissues. This breaks the pigment down into smaller particles and the body disposes of it through the natural healing process.

Nd:YAG laser

Nd:YAG is a deep-penetrating laser that targets the epidermis layers of the skin. Through use of light and heat, this treatment seeks to destroy and remove damaged cells, such as those that produce pigment. Nd:YAG can treat all forms of pigmentation, including freckles and moles.


HydraFacial uses a unique, patented vortex technology to cleanse, extract and hydrate the skin. This thorough, yet gentle, treatment delivers instantly noticeable changes in the skin and works to address a number of common skin concerns, including brown spots, age spots and uneven pigmentation.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels work to rejuvenate and resurface the skin by exfoliating away the outer layer of skin, revealing the fresh skin underneath. This stimulates natural collagen production and, as the cells in this layer often hold surface pigmentation, chemical peels are great way to improve skin pigmentation problems.


Dermapen, also known as collagen induction therapy, uses fine, vibrating needles to produce tiny micro punctures in the skin. This encourages the body to reproduce and repair the broken skin and can be a useful treatment for those looking to reduce the appearance of pigmentation.

As mentioned, the right treatment to address your skin discolouration concerns will depend on your individual skin circumstances. By booking a consultation with Dr Anh, we can develop a personalised treatment plan that best suits your skin’s needs. If you would like to learn more about our treatment options, or to request an appointment, contact Dr Anh Plastic Surgeon, Medispa and Wellness Clinic today.