The Skin Spots

Pigmentation has 2 main forms: hyper-pigmentation and hypo-pigmentation which both have several symptoms. They are both common and usually harmless.

Hyper-pigmentation:

Hyper-pigmentation is where patches of skin become darker in colour than normal, healthy skin. This darkening often occurs because there is an excess of melanin, which forms deposits in the skin. Melanin is the brown pigment that produces our normal skin colour.

Hypo-pigmentation:

Hypo-pigmentation is caused by the reverse process of hyper-pigmentation. Hypo-pigmentation is the result of a reduction in melanin production, causing patches of skin to become lighter than the surrounding skin.

If you’ve had a skin infection, blister, burn, or other trauma to your skin, you might have a loss of pigmentation, in the affected area. The good news with this type of pigment loss is that it’s frequently of a temporary nature, but it might take a long time to re-pigment

Common types/causes or conditions of pigmentation
Common Types/Causes or Conditions of Pigmentation

Vitiligo
Melasma
Chloasma
Sun Damage
Sun exposure and environmental elements
UVA and UVB Damage
Freckles
PIH or Post Inflammatory

Recommended:

Alpha Peel

This is designed to soften and exfoliate skin; this peel stimulates collagen production and improves the appearance of sun damaged or aging skin.  Ideal for softening fine lines, wrinkles and melasma. To learn more about peels.

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