Skin Pigmentation removal singapore


What is skin pigmentation?

Skin pigmentation is the natural colour of our skin, determined by the type and amount of melanin present and produced. Ranging from very light to very dark, skin pigmentation varies greatly depending on genetics, ethnicity, Sun exposure, age, hormones, and certain medical conditions.

Skin pigmentation also refers to changes in the colour of the skin, such as dark spots or patches. When this happens, it is referred to as hyperpigmentation (too much melanin) or hypopigmentation (not enough melanin), which are common skin conditions. 

Hyperpigmentation typically appears as brown, black, grey, red, or pink spots or patches, while 

hypopigmentation is when patches of your skin are lighter in colour than your skin. 

What causes skin pigmentation in singapore?

Skin pigmentation is caused by skin cells that make colour from a pigment known as melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, melanin is either over- or underproduced, leading to issues such as hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation. 

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What causes skin pigmentation?

There are various reasons why skin pigmentation problems happen. 

These include:

  • Genetics
  • Exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet (UV) radiation
  • Hormones or pregnancy
  • Medications 
  • Medical conditions such as vitiligo, albinism or melanoma (skin cancer)

What are the usual symptoms of skin pigmentation in singapore?


  • Dark patches or spots on the skin that may be red, brown, black, or grey
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Discoloration 
  • Sun damage or age spots
  • Melasma
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation 
  • Freckles


  • White or lighter patches on the skin 
  • Loss of colour in the hair, eyebrows, or eyelashes
  • Reduced sensitivity to sunlight
  • Vitiligo, a condition that causes patches of white or depigmented skin to appear on various parts of the body
  • Albinism, a genetic condition that results in the absence or reduced amount of melanin, causing very light skin, hair, and eyes

Is skin pigmentation painful?

Skin pigmentation itself is usually not painful. However, some medical conditions that affect skin pigmentation, such as skin cancer or vitiligo, can cause pain and discomfort. Some changes in skin pigmentation, such as the development of dark or discoloured patches on the skin, may be a sign of an underlying medical condition. If you experience any unusual changes in your skin pigmentation, it is important to seek medical advice.

Who is at risk of skin pigmentation in Singapore?

Singapore experiences high levels of UV radiation from the Sun. This makes those living in Singapore more susceptible to skin pigmentation disorders, especially those who spend a lot of time outdoors without sun protection.

Other risk factors for skin pigmentation include: 

  • Having fair skin, blonde or red hair, and light-coloured eyes (less natural protection against UV radiation)
  • Having darker skin tones (excessive Sun exposure or hormonal changes)
  • Genetics or family history of skin pigmentation problems
  • Pregnancy or taking hormonal contraceptives
  • Taking certain medications
  • Diagnosed with certain medical conditions such as albinism and vitiligo 

How is skin pigmentation diagnosed in Singapore?

Skin pigmentation is often diagnosed through a physical examination of the affected skin. The doctor may also ask for a detailed medical history, depending on the severity and symptoms of skin pigmentation. 

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What are the treatment options for skin pigmentation in Singapore?

There are several treatment options for skin pigmentation in Singapore, depending on the underlying cause and severity of the condition.

At Regen Clinic, our treatments for skin pigmentation problems involve the following:

Our doctor will discuss with you on the severity of your condition and your desired results, before deciding on the best treatment option for you.

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FAQS ABOUT skin pigmentation

Frequently Asked Questions
01. Can skin pigmentation be prevented?
In some cases, skin pigmentation can be prevented by practising good Sun protection habits, such as wearing protective clothing, using sunscreen with a high SPF, and avoiding outdoor activities during peak hours of sunlight.
02. How is skin pigmentation diagnosed?
Skin pigmentation can be diagnosed by a healthcare professional through a physical examination of the affected skin, medical history, and possibly a skin biopsy.
03. What are the treatment options for skin pigmentation?
Treatment options for skin pigmentation include topical treatments, chemical peels, laser therapy, cryotherapy, and microdermabrasion. However, treatment will depend on the underlying cause and severity of the pigmentation.
04. Are there any risks or side effects associated with skin pigmentation treatments?
Some skin pigmentation treatments may carry certain risks or side effects, such as skin irritation, redness, or scarring. It is important to seek medical advice to determine the most appropriate treatment for your specific condition.


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