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3 Common Types of Pigmentation Woes

Ever find yourself looking older than you actually are but don’t even spot any wrinkles or crow’s feet at sight? Chances are that uneven skin tone and pigmentation spots are the problem to your premature ageing skin.

What is Skin Pigmentation

Pigmentation, better known as hyperpigmentation, is a common skin condition where it refers to the skin discolouration/darkening of the skin because of the skin’s excessive products of melanin. Due to the merciless weather and sun in Singapore, it is a common skin problem among many. THE NOVU Experts break down 3 main types of pigmentation people face.

3 Types of Pigmentation


As cute as they look, most freckles are genetically inherited and have no cause for alarm. This pigmentation looks like flat, beige brown peppery spots. It is more particularly obvious and commonly seen in people with a fair complexion. Although there’s a current craze in embracing your own skin, many might still prefer having a clear and flawless skin, thus, finding the need to remove it.


Melasma is the form of hyperpigmentation that appears on the face, especially on the cheeks, nose, forehead and upper lip. This type of pigmentation has a dark patches – patchy brown, tan discolouration. According to studies, pregnancy is frequent reason of melasma, and therefore, it’s more commonly found in mothers due to hormonal changes.

Post-inflammatory pigmentation

Post-inflammatory pigmentation is the the after-effect of an injury or inflammatory disorder of the skin. This could refer to eczema, or the effects of after acne. Many actually confuse this pigmentation with acne scars. Heat, friction, skin injury, inflammation and acne are common catalysts for the unsightly patches. As the skin heals after an injury, melanin is triggered making the skin appear darker.


The cure to eliminating pigmentation: Copper Bromid Dual Yellow Technology

Dual Yellow Laser is a unique laser technology that relies on copper bromide and offers two different wavelength of light to treat skin pigmentation issues such as acne, bulky lesions, vascular lesions, rosacea, and melasma. This technology can penetrate the deepest and most stubborn pigmentation due to its dual wavelength penetration.

This laser emits two different lights simultaneously – Yellow and Green. The intensity of the yellow light from the machine can eliminate the acne-causing bacteria and minimize sebaceous glands to largely reduce the production of sebum at the same time.

Other than dealing with pigmentation issues, this laser also offers an effective treatment for acne! The green light on the other hand emitted by the laser machine targets melanin which is the main culprit for causing pigmented lesions such as freckles, sun spots, and melasma, without causing collateral damage. These pigments are largely caused by exposure to the sun or ageing.

Tackle your stubborn pigmentation in NOVU

Combat your all your different type of pigmentation problems and give yourself a fresher look with Illuminesse – an exclusive treatment available only in NOVU Genesis. Targeting the 3Cs skin concerns, Colour, Consistency and Contour, Illuminesse is a painless, dual yellow laser treatment to rejuvenate the skin while eliminating pigments without creating damage to the skin’s surface. The best part is, there’s no downtime! Reap fast, amazing benefits and results for your skin with this treatment today! Port over here or visit any of our clinics found here to find out more information!




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