Brown Spots (Hyperpigmentation)

Spot the Difference!

Brown spots (hyperpigmentation) on the face, neck and hands are an unsightly but common aging concern frequently caused by sun exposure, but also affected by hormones, genetics and medications. Unfortunately, once DNA is damaged and the over-production of melanin begins, it continues to progress over time, resulting in a dulled and uneven complexion that contributes to an aged appearance.

At Halcyon Cosmetic we prefer to prevent brown spots and pigmentation before they occur, but should you already be experiencing this common sign of aging our customized treatments aim to restore your skin and your confidence with little, to no, downtime.

Our Preventative Treatments

Our Corrective Treatments

Pigmentation Treatment Costs

Treatment costs can be found on our price list although pigmentation treatment plans are customized and priced accordingly. Packages are available for all treatments.

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Book an appointment for hyperpigmentation treatments. Call or book online. We’ll provide a consultation and suggest the most effective treatment options.
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Hyperpigmentation Treatments FAQ

What is hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation refers to spots or patches of darker skin compared to the surrounding area and is due to excess production of melanin (dark pigment) by the melanocytes (pigment-producing cells) in the skin.

What causes hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation has a variety of causes including sun damage and hormone fluctuations and is often exacerbated by trauma, including acne lesions.

What is a SkinCeuticals Medical Facial?

A SkinCeuticals medical facial utilizes professional-grade products customized by our skincare specialist to specifically treat your skin concerns. It can be done on its own or as part of a full treatment plan to enhance and improve other treatments you might be receiving.

What is a PIGMENTATION COMBO Treatment?

A PIGMENTATION COMBO treatment is our most effective treatment for hyperpigmentation, but with minimal downtime. It begins with a SkinCeuticals Medical Facial, but its effectiveness is kicked up a few notches with the addition of both a chemical peel and microneedling. Maximum results are achieved with a series of at least 3 treatments.

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is the application of an acidic “peel” solution to your skin. Its purpose is to break down the upper hyperpigmented layer(s) of skin and encourage its exfoliation to minimize brown spots and improve its overall appearance. For more information on the specifics of our chemical peels please see (link to page).

What is microneedling?

Microneedling uses a pen-like device to create microscopic injuries in the skin which signals the skin cells to produce new (unpigmented) cells during the repair process. It is very effective at breaking up areas of hyperpigmentation.

How do I know which pigmentation treatment is right for me?

You can select your treatment(s) and book them yourself through our online booking system or you can book a consultation with our skincare specialist for recommendations. We offer telephone, email, online and in-person consultations.

Are there any contraindications to pigmentation treatments?

Yes. We will ask you for a full skin history including current and past skincare products and medications. We may postpone your treatment if you are using skincare with exfoliating ingredients, if you are new to Retinol, or if you are taking or have recently taken Accutane.

Do you ever refuse to do an pigmentation treatment?

Yes. There are occasions where client expectations are not realistic or where we choose not to proceed for other reasons.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, debit and credit cards.