Treatments for pigmentation

Have you noticed the appearance of a “pregnancy mask” after giving birth? Are you noticing darker patches of skin as you age? These areas of darkened skin are called pigmentation or “melasma” and can impact all ages and ethnicities but are particularly common in women with mid to dark skin tones. 

Skin pigmentation can be caused by a range of factors including ageing, hormones and medications, but in New Zealand, sun exposure is by far the biggest cause. The first step in reducing pigmentation is to locate the cause – protecting your skin from UV rays and addressing hormone imbalances can do wonders for your skin. Next, we can begin to undo the damage using targeted treatments that restore a more even skin tone.

At Dermal Glow, our skin clinic offers a wide range of treatments that reduce pigmentation and uneven skin tone. Our team of experienced aestheticians use the latest technology to improve the appearance of your skin, with a personalised approach that delivers real results.

You can find our most effective treatments for pigmentation on this page. Explore all options to find the solution that best suits your needs, or book a consultation today.  


BBL Broadband Light Treatment

BBL™ works by delivering light energy that gently heats the uppermost layers of skin. The light energy is focused on areas where the heat is absorbed to stimulate skin cell turnover to regenerate the growth of new collagen. Our BBL treatment is effective in correcting correct a variety of skin conditions including pigmentation.

MOXI Laser

The MOXI™ Laser by Sciton is a non-ablative, fractional laser resurfacing treatment developed specifically to treat uneven pigmentation and repair sun-damaged skin.

With MOXI™ you can correct uneven pigmentation and improve skin tone and texture without the recovery or downtime associated with more aggressive laser procedures.

MOXI™ is a safe treatment for all skin types, anytime of the year, MOXI™ is ideal for younger patients who are just starting a skin regimen or those wanting to revitalise and refresh their skin’s appearance without downtime.


These depigmenting treatments are the world’s safest most effective treatment for removing pigmentation. This painless treatment can be used for all types of pigmentation, from sun spots, freckles and imperfections to the most stubborn hormonal melasmas and hyperpigmentation, which is difficult and dangerous to treat with other modalities. Once the course of this treatment is completed, your skin will be dramatically clearer of skin discolorations whilst also achieving optimal skin health giving a beautiful glow along with that air brushed appearance. Most people find they do not need to wear makeup after the treatment course.

Sensi Peel

Sensi Peel is a unique peeling option that was formulated for all patients, including those with highly sensitive skin. This gentle 6% TCA solution will help to improve surface texture while 12% Lactic Acid brightening the skin and evening skin tone. Customised to suit each individual’s needs, this multi-faceted and skin brightening treatment is an excellent option for skins effected by pigmentation.

Perfecting Peel

Formulated as a peeling option for all skins, including those with ageing, discoloured, breakout-prone and sensitive skin. The gentle solutions help to improve surface texture and fine lines, while helping to promote an even skin tone.

Timeless Peel

This is a potent anti-aging peel containing active ingredients such as Vitamin A combined with a beautiful blend of hydrating lactic acid. These ingredients work deep in the skins layers to stimulate collagen production and increase cell turn over to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve sun damage and pigmentation and refine pores and texture.  

Deep Sea Peel

The Deep Sea Peel is a unique, acid-free peel that attains dramatic rejuvenating results through the physical penetration of marine-based ingredients deep within the epidermis. This peel stimulates cellular turnover, strengthens skin and increases circulation resulting in brighter, healthier and more hydrated skin. Removes and reduces epidermal hyper-pigmentation, stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis for firmer skin and anti-ageing benefits.

6% Retinol Peel

This 6% Pure Retinol Peel will effectively treat ageing skin, anti wrinkles, pigment disorders, photo damaged skin acne scarring and active acne. The most suitable candidate for this more active pure retinol peel are those with normal to resilient skin who have more dramatic wrinkling, sun damage and acne scarring.

Ultimate Glow Facial

We begin with the HydraFacial MD ensuring enhanced penetration for infusion of active ingredients of either a blended skin cocktail or PCA oxy trio followed by a deeply nourishing facial mask. This beautiful facial includes a full face and decolletage massage to aid in circulation and lymphatic drainage.

Oxygenating Medi Facial

This potent antioxidant therapy is formulated for dull and lifeless skins. Great for stressed and sensitive or dry and dehydrated skins. A deep cleanse is followed by enzymatic exfoliation to prep the face for the most beautiful PCA skins oxygenation infusion and customised mask including a full face and decolletage massage.