There are different types of pigmentation, which are often grouped into families; there is hyperpigmentation, which is darkening of the skin. This is where pigment is increased in the skin. Forms of hyperpigmentation include genetic forms like freckles and moles. Physical or chemical variations include burns leading to scaring which appears as a dark mark on the skin. Other common conditions of hyperpigmentation are melasma, which often appears as a symmetrical mark over the face after pregnancy.
The most common form of pigmentation is photo damage, which is sun exposure causing dark marks on the skin that are often referred to as age spots, in fact these spots darken over time due to being exposed to sunlight.
Pigmentation can be treated by a variety of treatments at Dermatherapy, from a skin peel or a bespoke facial to dermaroller or microdermbasion. A full in-depth consultation will determine which treatment is most suited to you.
Another form of pigmentation is hypopigmentation; this is lightening of the skin, which is a decrease in pigment in the skin. There can be many causes of hypopigmentation from a genetic disorder called Albinism, which is a complete absence of pigment in the skin, to Vitiligo, which is characterised as patch of unpigmented skin, this has a complete unknown cause. Dermatherapy cannot treat these skin conditions due to the complexity of these conditions.
Hypopigmentation caused by an old burn or damage to the skin can be effectively treated by dermaroller and V clinics.
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