Pigmentation | Quay Day Spa & Aesthetics

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What is pigmentation?

Pigmentation is the result of the skin’s defensive mechanisms being wrongly triggered.  

The melanin cells that generate pigment are a defensive mechanism created by the body to protect the DNA strands within a cell from ultraviolet radiation (UVR).  However, when the skin’s and body’s systems are dysfunctional any form of trauma can stimulate melanin production.

​There are two forms of pigmentation, ‘passive’ and ‘inflammatory’.

What causes pigmentation?

Hormonal imbalances like those experienced during pregnancy or caused by medications are the main contributors to passive pigmentation.

 Stress and anxiety induced inflammation can also cause pigmentation to appear on the skin.

Post-inflamed Hyper-pigmentation (PIH) is what occurs when the skin experiences physical trauma such as a wound, acne, sun exposure or even constant friction. It may not become visible immediately in some cases.

Years of sun exposure without any visible signs of damage can suddenly appear in the form of age spots, usually on the hands, arms, neck and face. This hidden pigmentation can form from as early as fifteen years of age.


How to treat pigmentation

Successful pigmentation revision requires a treatment program and consistent use of Home Prescriptive products. There is no magic cure in the revision of pigmentation and prevention is always easier than revision.

As the melanosomes can be spread through all three layers of the skin as deep as the hyperdermis, it can extremely difficult even with transdermal delivery systems and laser treatments to penetrate far enough to revise the pigmentation. 

DMK Remodelling peels are the most effective way to revise pigmentation working to draw the melanosomes up, out and off the new skin forming underneath. It requires a holistic approach to skin revision treatments that look at hormone levels and the dysfunction within the skin.

With the help of one of Quay Day Spa & Aesthetics advanced Skin Technicians, pigmentation can be revised, managed, and prevented.


Our customised whole person approach takes into account that skin types, and skin sensitivity are different for each and every person. Our team of skin care experts can help you manage your skin and figure out the right skin care routine to get lasting results for you.

We recommend that all new clients begin with a 30 minute Observ 520 consultation to assess their skin care needs and goals.   


The Observ 520 is an advanced camera that takes a sequence of specialised photographs to provide thorough and accurate information about your skin including oils, pores, pigmentation, hydration and vascularity.  


As part of this consultation your skin therapist will prescribe an individualised treatment plan to address acne, reduce scarring and restore skin health to have you looking and feeling more confident.


30 minutes | $50

(redeemable on products or services)

Acne Treatment Recommendations

Our experienced team of skin therapists specialise in results driven advanced DMK treatments, peels and home care prescriptions. 


However your individualised treatment plan may include a range of advanced paramedical technologies that are proven effective in the treatment of acne including following:

Your customised DMK Acne Program will work to regulate and enhance the functions and structures of the skin.  In clinic treatments work alongside your home prescriptive program to oxygenate, strengthen, nourish and renew the skin to achieve long-term skin results.

DMK Acne Program

Dermapen Microneedling regenerates the skin by stimulating the production and distribution of collagen and triggering the body’s natural wound healing response. Improves the appearance of acne breakouts, black/whiteheads and reduced scarring.

Dermapen Microneedling

IPL photo rejuvenation is fantastic for treating and removing acne-causing bacteria. 


It is much gentler than chemical peels and layers really well with blue light LED therapy.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Blue light LED therapy targets sebaceous glands to make them less active and decrease acne breakouts.

Blue light can also kill acne-causing bacteria beneath the skin, which helps to treat severe acne pimples, including cysts and nodules.

LED Light Therapy

Hydrodermabrasion uses water jets to break up the outer layer of skin revealing a smoother, more even textured skin. It is perfect to exfoliate sensitive skin and helps clear congestion and blemishes.  It can help make oily skin less greasy, shrink pores and reduce mild acne scars.


Peel away the old skin and restructure the new skin from deep within.   DMK advanced peels are designed to remodel the architecture of the skin and revise dysfunctional processes to return the skin to its original functioning condition. 

Ideal for skin affected by acne and scarring.  

DMK Advanced Peels



If your acne treatments needs are more complex and you need to see a Medical Practitioner regarding your skin condition, our Nurse Practitioner can assess your health from a medical perspective and assist in managing your internal health, nutritional balance and hormonal health.

Medical Consultation

Acne FAQ's

Confused about which service to choose?


Book in for a Observ 520 Skin Analysis where we can investigate

your individual skin concerns, answer your questions and

discuss which treatments can help achieve your goals.

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Bellerive TAS 7018

T: 03 6122 0155

E: reception@quaydayspa.com.au

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