Illuminate Skin Therapies



Hyper-Pigmentation: What Is It? 

Hyper-pigmentation is the inconsistent or deepening of skin pigmentation due to various factors that enhance the body’s production of melanin, ranging from sun exposure, age, and injury, to acne.

  • Sun Damage: Inconsistent pigmented spots, which appear as spots on sun-exposed areas. Also referred to as age spots, sun spots, or liver spots, and solar lentigines.
  • Freckles: Flat brown or beige circular spots, dispersed over the face and body.
  • Underarm Pigmentation: A distinct darkening of the underarm area in contrast to the surrounding skin.
  • Intimate Pigmentation: A distinct darkening of the Intimate area in contrast to the surrounding skin.

What Causes Hyper-Pigmentation?

Hyper-pigmentation occurs due to an increase in the number of pigment-producing cells in the skin, or the pigmented substance they produce (melanin). Warmer-toned and darker skin tones are more likely to be affected, however, pigmentation can affect all skin types. Not all forms of pigmentation are brought about by sun exposure, as some cases may be triggered by pregnancy, hormonal medication, and changing hormonal levels. You may also see pigmentation as a secondary symptom of inflammation.

  • Sun Damage: generally brought on by unprotected skin exposed to UV rays over time.
  • Freckles: Genetic predisposition and sun exposure.
  • Underarm Pigmentation: Shaving and waxing the underarm area causes more pigmentation due to heat, inflammation, and friction. In general, anything that produces heat, inflammation, laceration, and friction may cause hyperpigmentation, also known as Post-Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation
  • Intimate Pigmentation: Shaving and waxing the pubic area causes more pigmentation due to heat, inflammation, and friction. 

Who Can Experience Hyper-Pigmentation?

Clients of all colour and ages, especially clients of warm, rich, olive, and deeply pigmented tones

What Are The Most Effective Treatments?

Complexion Rehab uses a combination of laser wavelengths, which stimulate lymphatic flow, supporting the elimination of excess pigmentation. This process helps neutralize areas of concentrated melanin to the most common denominator, leaving skin appearance smooth to touch and visually balanced.

  • We Recommend:
    • Complexion Rehab
    • Tyrosinase Inhibitors: Kojic Acid, Azelaic Acid
    • Antioxidants: Vitamin C, Alpha Arbutin, Astaxanthin
  • The Benefits:
    • Laser identifies areas of excess pigmentation and responds without affecting the surrounding tissue, which results in the desired fading at the site of treatment.

Complimentary Consults

Perhaps the most important phase of our journey together is your complimentary consultation. This is your opportunity to see what our passion for the details of your skin will look like with Illuminate as your skincare guide can look like! During this 30-45 minutes of shared exchange, we will get to know your skin in real-time, develop an appreciation for the way you care for your skin, and hopefully answer any questions you have! We are here to help you develop or expand upon your individual skincare philosophy, including best practices, care, and services! 


Illuminate Skin Therapies offers a variety of skincare solutions to address a number of challenging skin conditions. Here you can explore the skin health challenges and the effective and enhancing services we provide and the options available to achieve your most radiant and vital complexion.

Complexion Rehab
Complexion Rehab

Type of Treatment: Laser: Lifestyle-Friendly, Non-Ablative (No Downtime) $99/session Complexion Rehab is an adaptable, 8-week program that uses strategic laser therapy and the nourishing support of organic, plant-based skincare to enhan

Radiance + Refine
Radiance + Refine

Type of Treatment: Laser: Ablative (Downtime-4-7 days development) $595/session Two phases of complexion transformation merge to elevate this ablative treatment to high-level effectiveness.. We begin with “Radiance”: fractio

Radiance + Refresh
Radiance + Refresh

Type of Treatment: Laser + Dermal Infusion: An Illuminate Signature adaptation, not offered anywhere else $189/session Flawlessly adapted to your skin-specifics, Radiance + Refresh detoxifies and illuminates with skin-specific Wavelengt

Full Service Skin Care Tailored For You

Full Service Skin Care Tailored For You

Illuminate Skin Therapies is committed to providing elevated and accessible skincare solutions to serve Calgary and the area. Our beautiful, welcoming, and relaxing skin wellness centre boasts state-of-the-art technologies, private consultation spaces, and a retail space of top-of-the-line skin care products to support our clients on their journey to vital, glowing skin. Book your Complimentary Consultation today.

Illuminate Your Skin

Illuminate Skin Therapies creates strategic, compassionate skincare solutions. Our technicians are highly trained and empathetic, delivering therapeutic care with the support of products and services that are consciously created using premium ingredients and innovative techniques. Illuminate is committed to delivering high-performance results, which are reliable and cumulative due to consistent refinement and challenge to the conventional standard for beauty.

Our clinic uses only the most revolutionary Standard for technology advancements in Medical Aesthetics. Contact Us Today!

Call our West Springs location at 1-587-897-5952 to book your Complimentary Consult!