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Quick Reference Guide for Pigmentation

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Hyperpigmentation, Dark Marks & Age Spots. This is SkinMiles and Dr Alek Nikolic’s quick guide for anyone who suffers from pigmented marks on their skin. Get educated or directed in what pigmentation marks are, the causes of pigmentation, treatment guidelines, and what pigmentation skin care products  are recommended by Dr Alek Nikolic for your skin care regime.

What is Pigmentation?

Pigmentation marks, blemishes, and sun damage that appear on our skins is a common problem that most people start noticing in their early thirties. Very simply put visible pigmented marks are usually caused by an abnormally high amount of melanin deposition in certain parts of our skins. As a result the skin appears darker in colour (and sometimes is a different colour than expected).

Hyperpigmentation Causes:

  • Exposure to sunlight and UV damage


  • Disorders that cause inflammation
  • Infection
  • Cosmetic treatments such as lasers, IPL, and dermal fillers
  • Certain medication and drugs
  • Pregnancy and other hormonal changes: Melasma or Chloasma.

Hyperpigmentation Treatments:

Home Remedies For Pigmentation:

Need More Info?

  1. Further Reading & Recommended In Depth Articles:

  1. For More Skincare Advice:

  1. See Our Full Treatment Product List For Pigmentation: please click here

  2. Dr Alek Nikolic’s Top Picks for Pigmentation:




About Dr Alek Nikolic

Dr Alek Nikolic was born in South Africa and received his MBBCh (Wits) in 1992 and in 2000 he received his MBA (UCT). He has been in private practice for 24 years and is the owner of Aesthetic Facial Enhancement, which has offices in Cape Town. Dr Nikolic specialises in aesthetic medicine and is at the forefront of the latest developments in his field. He is very driven and has lectured extensively and has performed live demonstrations throughout South Africa and Internationally including Bangkok, Rome, Paris, Monte Carlo, Prague, and Warsaw. Dr Nikolic’s focus is on skin care, skin ingredients and cosmetic dermatology treatments such as lasers, chemical peels, Botox, and Dermal Fillers. He has performed over 20 000 procedures to date and as such is responsible for training numerous medical practitioners both in South Africa and internationally. Dr Nikolic is one of the founding members of the South African Allergan Medical Aesthetic Academy and chaired its inaugural launch in 2012. The Allergan Academy provides essential training to keep up with the latest technology in aesthetics. Dr Nikolic holds the advisory position of Allergan Local Country Mentor in Facial Aesthetics and is the Allergan Advanced Botox and Dermal Filler Trainer. He is Vice President of the Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine Society of South Africa (AAMSSA) and is an Associate Member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).

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3 thoughts on “Quick Reference Guide for Pigmentation

  1. A Ramparsadh says:

    Good day
    I’m interested to change to dermaquest
    I need something for anti aging and pigmentation
    Does this product have a neck cream and something with collagen

    1. Hi Anisha my apologies for the delay with my response. Your best option would be to take the Face2Face Skin Assessment: http://skinmiles.com/face2face/ so that I can see a photo of your skin as this will help in choosing the best skin products for your skin concerns. In saying that Dermaquest do have a retinol based topical that is indicated for pigmentation and anti-ageing: DERMAQUEST RETINOL BRIGHTENING SERUM (http://skinmiles.com/shop/skin-care-product/dermaquest-retinol-brightening-serum/). I hope the above has helped. Kind regards Dr Alek Nikolic

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