Freckling or lentigenes on the hands and face are generally the result of sun damage
or the development of flat basal cell papillomas (ageing warts!). These respond well
to a number of laser type treatments and at Shropshire Skin Clinic we use either
intense pulsed light photorejuvenation or the Diolite laser.
Melasma or Chloasma is a condition causing facial pigmentation in women. Oestrogens
in the contraceptive pill or the rise in oestrogens during pregnancy may cause or
worsen the condition. For this reason the condition is also called the 'pregnancy
mask'. Exposure to sunlight will also exacerbate the condition. Unfortunately the
pigmentation may not improve even if the contraceptive pill and sunlight are avoided.
At Shropshire Skin Clinic melasma is often treated very effectively with a combination
of microdermabrasion, skin peels and pigment suppressing creams from the AgeraRx
There are many causes of irregular or excessive skin pigmentation. Assessment and
diagnosis by a skin specialist will allow the right treatment choice to be made.