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Skin Discoloration – Causes and Treatments


Healthy-looking, even-toned skin is a goal for most women, but even with the best intentions, skin can still fall victim to uneven pigmentation and discoloration. Many things can cause this, and luckily there are options to help restore skin to it’s natural beauty.

Melanocytes are the cells found in the body that are responsible for producing melanin, which determines the skin’s pigmentation. The natural process of aging, genetics and the environment can all alter the skin’s colouring, but there are other factors that can do so, too.

Some medications can cause a change in the skin’s pigmentation. Antibiotics and antimalarial drugs can cause hyperpigmentation, when areas of the skin appear to darken. This is caused by an increase in melanin. You may also notice hyperpigmentation after spending extensive time in the sun. Certain types of birth control can also cause this. Pregnancy can sometimes cause melasma, an increase in the activity of melanocytes that causes discoloration of the face.

Luckily, there are some remedies to help restore skin to it’s former youthful beauty! Chemical peels work to remove the top layers of skin, which usually have a lot of uneven pigment. Laser resurfacing stimulates collagen production and the growth of healthy new skin cells, resulting in firmer, younger-looking skin.

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Skin Vitality Medical Clinic is the #1 Provider of Botox®, Juvéderm®, CoolSculpting®, PRP Hair Restoration®, Sculptra®, EMSculpt® and Fraxel® in Canada and we can offer you the Lowest Prices in the Country with the Best Possible Result! Our team consists of over 200 professionals including 10 Medical Doctors, 40 Nurse Practitioners (NP), dozens of Registered Nurses (RN) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPN). In addition to being open 6 days a week for over 28 years, Skin Vitality offers virtual consultations with a member of our Medical Team in the privacy of your own home. We also offer, Skin Tightening, IV Therapy, Clear & Brilliant, Gynecological Treatments, Nightlase (Snoring) Treatments plus more.

9 Locations to Serve You

Skin Vitality’s team of over 200 Medical Professionals have the most Specialized Extensive Training and have helped hundreds of thousands of patients look and feel their personal best over the last 28 years. With 9 locations as far East as Ajax then West to London and everything in between such as Richmond Hill, Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Stoney Creek, St. Catharines and Kitchener we are open 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday plus Saturdays until 5pm, we are able to take care of any need or want you have to attain your personal goal.

Virtual Consultations

The Covid-19 pandemic is putting extraordinary pressure on everyone. As the Largest Provider of Medical Aesthetic Medicine in Canada, we have implemented the most effective health and safety protocols, in accordance with public health guidelines, to protect both you and our team. In order to align with the goals of fewer patients in the clinic, Skin Vitality is offering complimentary virtual consultations in the privacy of your own home with a Member of our Medical Team 8am until 10pm Monday to Friday as well as Saturdays & Sundays from 8am to 6pm. Your safety is our number one concern. Always.