Trauma related pigmentation from burns or inflammation can be a real confidence kicker, especially when they’re in hard to hide places. But there’s no need to put up with skin discolouration or dark spots (which are caused when an excess of melanin forms deposits in the skin), instead, here’s our top advice on how to target hyperpigmentation and feel bright in your skin again. If freckles, skin discolouration, dark spots and birthmarks are plaguing your skin, a treatment for pigmentation may be just what you need. These common skin concerns are collectively known as hyperpigmentation, which is caused when an excess of melanin forms deposits in the skin. Luckily, we have a IPL treatment that can help to reduce the appearance of pigmentation, and return your skin to a much healthier looking state. The way to eradicate pigmentation is to lighten the skin, and this can be done in a number of ways. The most effective method is IPL or Intense Pulsed Light. This treatment involves quick and powerful flashes of light penetrating the skin’s surface, where melanin exists. The heat caused from IPL breaks down the melanin pigment into small particles which will either rise to the skin’s surface and be naturally removed, or the particles will be carried away by the body’s lymphatic system. IPL is an extremely effective way of treating pigmentation, with real and visible results. Alongside IPL, there is also an Ultraceuticals range known as the Ultra Brightening Range, which is designed to lighten and brighten your skin. The foaming cleanser, brightening serum and brightening moisturiser cream are products that will help improve your skin’s texture, while also helping to reduce pigmentation visibility in the skin. Total Body Concept also offer two facial peels that are designed to help reduce pigmentation; the Brightening Accelerator Mask or the Mandelic Peel. Both treatments will help to brighten your skin and improve your overall complexion by working to even out your skin tone. Direct Needle Therapy Direct Needle Therapy is a skin rejuvenation treatment that helps to restore and accelerate the skin’s own regeneration of collagen and elastin through a natural healing process. This treatment can also assist in breaking down existing scar tissue and encourage further healing of acne scars and help repair stretch marks and surgical scars as well as the damage caused by burns or trauma. Ultra Brightening Accelerator Mask For a treat and a treatment, go for the Ultra Brightening Accelerator mask which contains a powerful blend of ingredients that will rapidly break down melanin within pigment cells and kick start the removal of hyperpigmentation from your skin. A specially formulated procedure will see your skin being thoroughly cleansed, before the application of a cream based accelerator mask, which is left to sit before being removed with soothing cool water. A hydrating serum and sunscreen is applied to finish meaning you can walk out knowing your skin has just received a very special pamper package and is also on the way to looking a whole lot lighter. Ultraceuticals Products to Help Real experts in generating glowing, happy, healthy skin, Ultraceuticals has both an Even Skin tone Range as well as an Ultra Brightening Range – both of which can fade the appearance of hyperpigmentation and enhance skin luminosity with their advanced skin brightening system. Have discolouration or pigment around the eyes? The Ultra A and Ultra C eye creams will refine and firm up the delicate skin around the this very precious area. If pigmentation is a skin concern of yours, talk to the experts at Total Body Concept for a tailored skincare plan.