Almost all of us will experience skin hyperpigmentation at some stage in our lives. Whether it be as a result of genetics, sun damage, trauma, poor would healing, inappropriate dermal or laser treatment, it is never desirable. Fortunately there are numerous treatments available to reduce pigmentation and limit its return. Those patients with a darker skin colour are particularly susceptible to hyperpigmentation and treatment is more complex and requires a deep understanding of skin of colour. Bernard and I were recently fortunate enough to meet with Dr Vanita Rattan, an expert in treating pigmentation in skin of colour. We are looking forward to bringing some of her treatments to Australia in the near future.