Pigmentation spots are dark spots on the skin, which consist of the deposition of the pigment melanin. Pigmentation can affect patches of your skin or your entire body. They can be caused by various causes. Book a pigmentation treatment at BLOY Institute to reduce your pigmentation spots.

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How does pigmentation occur?

Pigmentation spots are dark spots on the skin, which consist of the deposition of the pigment melanin. Pigmentation can affect patches of your skin or your entire body. They can be caused by various causes. Examples are tanning beds, exposure to the sun, medication, pregnancy, or old age. When the skin is exposed to the sun, the pigmentation cells in our skin become active and start creating melanin (pigmentation). This pigmentation protects the skin from UV radiation. When the pigmentation is not evenly divided across the skin, it can cause melanin to clump together, which manifests itself in a pigmentation spot.

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Melasma, also known as the mask of pregnancy, is an increase in pigmentation on the cheeks, upper lip, around the eyes, and forehead. An increase in pigment can occur due to the hormone changes within your body. Especially estrogen and progesterone can stimulate the production of pigment. Melasma does not only occur during pregnancy but can also occur due to the use of anticonception, certain cosmetics, anti-epileptic medication in combination with (excessive) exposure to the sun. Besides that, genetic factors play a role too.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation 

When you have had a trauma to the skin (for example; a pimple, a wound, eczema), it could be possible that pigmentation cells are more active in those areas. These pigmentation spots have become more locally active due to the inflammatory response which has taken place in the skin. This creates a built-up of pigmentation, resulting in visible dark spots on the spot of the trauma.

Who can suffer from pigmentation?
Anyone can suffer from pigmentation spots. When you have been exposed to the sun, you are more sensitive to hormonal pigment. When you are older, you are more prone to pigmentation spots as well.


The KTP laser can minimize/remove pigmentation spots within 3 to 5 treatments. During the treatment, the bundled light from the KTP laser in the skin is converted into energy. This energy results in the destruction of the pigmentation in the skin. After the treatment, the pigmentation spots will first turn a darker color. The body needs time to clear up the pigmentation. In the first couple of days, the pigmentation will start to flake. Directly after the treatment, the skin will be a little red. After one day, the redness will diminish. You can cool the skin with an ice pack.

*The results shown on our images and video material do not offer any guarantees and can differ per person. 

Reimbursement for pigmentation treatment

Treatments to reduce pigmentation spots are partly or fully covered by certain health care providers. Contact your health care provider to find out if your treatment is eligible for reimbursement.

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