Norwood Clinic:

Skin Concerns


Uneven skin tone and texture are common skin concerns that occur for a number of reasons. Hyperpigmentation is a common cause of skin changing its tone or texture. Hyperpigmentation occurs when the skin produces an excessive amount of melanin. 

Poor skin texture may also be hereditary or as a result of damage from surgery or acne scars.

Your body contains a pigment called melanin, which determines the colour of your skin, hair and eyes. People with darker skin types tend to have more melanin in their skin cells than those with lighter skin – but imbalances and disorders of the skin can lead to inconsistent colouration, patterning and ‘blotches’.

When skin cells are healthy, your skin will appear normal and even. However, when skin cells become damaged or unhealthy, extra melanin is produced to help protect your skin. Alternatively, the cells that produce pigment can be damaged, which prevents melanin production. As a result, parts of your skin may turn lighter (hypopigmentation) or darker (hyperpigmentation), both of which are recognisable skin conditions.

Pigmentation, or hyperpigmentation as it is also known, can occur for a variety of reasons. The effects can also become more obvious as we age, and if left untreated and unprotected can worsen.

Common causes of hyperpigmentation are:

  • over-exposure to the sun

  • genetics

  • hormonal changes

  • medical conditions and trauma to the skin (such as burns or as a result of spots and picking).

Royal Buckingham Skin Brightening Treatment 

This potent specialised treatment targets uneven skin tone, sun damage and skin discolouration. Using our unique stimulator solution and our exclusive brightening mask your skin will be clearer, brighter and begin to control the over production of melanin in the skin.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Skin Rejuvenation

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin rejuvenation therapy is a safe, effective and versatile treatment improving the appearance of many skin issues. It is non-invasive, gentle on your skin and pain-free. IPL is a light therapy that is suitable if you are suffering from: birthmarks, live acne, hyperpigmentation, broken blood vessels, brown spots, liver spots, age spots, discoloured skin, wrinkles, freckles, rosacea, scars, and spider veins.


We are always happy to help if you have any skin-related problems.