Skin Pigmentation Information

What is Skin Pigmentation

Hyperpigmentation or skin pigmentation is a very common condition that affects people of all ages, ethnicities, and sexes. Skin pigmentation can be a symptom of an illness in which case, it should be thoroughly evaluated to find the exact cause and treat it. In many other cases, skin pigmentation is the result of conditions which leads to rise in the levels of melanin in certain regions of the skin. This could be due to undue exposure to sun, hormonal changes because of pregnancy, heredity, certain medications, and many other factors.

What Can I Do About it??

There is no cure for skin pigmentation because it is not a disease. Pigmentation is simply a part of your skin being darker than the rest of it. However, there are ways to treat it and some common ones involve using techniques to reduce the dark appearance of the pigmented areas.

Laser Treatment

Laser treatment is a common way to remove pigmentation from skin as it targets the accumulated melanin and destroys it. This leads to lightening of the area and your skin looks much more even than before. However, laser is quite expensive and comes with a risk – laser, if not performed properly, can harm your skin. Thus, it is mandatory to visit a trained professional to get your pigmentation problem treated.