Age spots are flat dark areas on the skin. Hyperpigmentation is the medical term for these patches of skin that become darker than surrounding areas of skin. They are referred to as age spots because it is common in adults.

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition. It affects people of all skin types. Different types of hyperpigmentation include sunspots, melasma or liver spot and post-inflammatory skin hyperpigmentation.

Depending on the type of pigmentation problem, different treatments are required. At Redeem Medispa our experienced staff will determine the best course of treatment following a skin analysis of your hyperpigmentation. Book your free skin assessment at

The size of the hyperpigmentation varies and usually appear on areas exposed to the sun, such as:

  • Face
  • Hands
  • Shoulders
  • Décolleté
  • Arms

What Causes Hyperpigmentation/Sunspots?

Hyperpigmentation is caused by overactive pigment cells. Ultraviolet (UV) light speeds up the production of melanin, a natural pigment that gives skin its color. On skin that has had years of sun exposure, hyperpigmentation appears when higher concentration of melanin is being produced.

There are many over-the-counter creams available that are marketed for removing hyperpigmentation. However, mostly these creams are unsuccessful in effectively removing your excess skin pigmentation. Cosmetics don’t remove hyperpigmentation. Instead, they cover it up.

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How to treat Hyperpigmentation?

  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) which emits a range of light waves that passes through the skin and targets melanin to destroy or breakup the hyperpigmentation. This treatment requires multiple sessions depending on the severity of the issue. Book your free skin analysis at Redeem Medispa to determine the best treatment plan that suits your skin.
  • Fractional laser, which is a skin resurfacing treatment using laser. Preprogrammed laser energy is passed through to penetrate the skin a fraction at a time, causing micro injuries. It triggers the skin’s natural healing process to heal and repair the hyperpigmentation. Not only is it a great treatment for sun damage, it also helps with dull skin tone, wrinkles, large pores and acne scars, giving a clearer bright and youthful skin tone! A series of treatments are required usually 4 weeks apart.
  • Chemical Peels which gently removes the outer superficial layer of your skin so new skin can grow in its place. A chemical peel involves using glycolic acid to dissolve the superficial layer of the skin. Giving your skin a jump start, for new skin formation. To reduce the hyperpigmentation.
  • Microdermabrasion which smooths off the outer layers of the skin, combined with these other therapies to slough off the excess hyperpigmentation.
  • Dermapen which is a resurfacing treatment without any laser light.

Individual results vary


To help avoid hyperpigmentation and new sun damage after your treatment with us follow these tips for limiting your sun exposure:

  • Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Because the sun’s rays are most intense during this time, try to schedule outdoor activities for other times of the day.
  • Use sunscreen. Fifteen to 30 minutes before going outdoors, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. Apply sunscreen generously and reapply every two hours — or more often if you’re swimming or perspiring.
  • Cover up. For protection from the sun, wear tightly woven clothing that covers your arms and legs and a broad-brimmed hat. Consider wearing clothing designed to provide sun protection.

Individual results vary

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During my early twenties I suffered from a horrible outbreak of cystic acne. Most of it consisted around my jawline, cheeks and temples. It hasn’t been until recently I started noticing that the scars left behind were getting increasingly noticeable.. particularly around my temples and the skin seemed to look “sunken” in. Part of it is due to aging and the other losing weight. The worst part that I felt was makeup made it look worse as after a few hours it would sink in and enhance them further. After my first fractional I noticed a minor improvement -lightening of these scars in terms of colour and only a mild softening. After my second fractional I noticed more smoother scaring however wanted to see more of a change with the skin around my temples..the change I could only see with pictures.
I recently just had my third fractional and there is a huge difference! The scars are much lighter and look less hollow..the ones around my temples finally seem to be leveling out and overall my complexion is more brighter and even!
Thank you. My skin B4 l came for the treatment was very pigmented and dark spots around my lips. After the treatment of microdermabrasion and fractional my skin looks great. My scars are light, the dark spots are diminishing slowly. I got so many compliments from my co-workers on how great my skin looks. I’m so glad l decided to go for the treatment. Thanks Redeem staff for making me look young and beautiful. They are great and very friendly. I will recommend them to all my friends and family.

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