basically means skin colouring. The colour of human skin can have
varied ranges - from skin of a very light tone, such as pinkish or
reddish white allowing the visibility of the blood vessels or through
to very dark skin with high levels of melanin. It is melanin that
is likely to determine the skin colour, with some skin disorders related
to skin pigmentation seeing an increase or reduction in melanin and
corresponding changes in skin colour.
pigmentation can either be affected by Hyper pigmentation
or Hypo pigmentation (where hyper is more and hypo is less). Hyper
pigmentation sees darkening of areas of the skin and is caused by
excessive melanin production as well as deposition. Hypo pigmentation
is basically the loss of skin pigmentation.
factors are the most common cause of differences in skin pigmentation.
There are also certain auto immune conditions as well as drugs which
can be blamed for causing such changes in pigmentations. Sun damage
is a prevalent external factor responsible for skin pigmentation.
It can also be impacted upon by certain acute diseases, drug reactions,
medications and hormonal fluctuations that can lead to altered skin
pigmentation changes are more likely to happen during pregnancy due
to hormonal fluctuations. Some contraceptive pills can also trigger
changes in skin pigmentation and skin darkening. When there is localized
growth in the production of skin pigment, the awareness is established
of the skin disorder. In such cases you might notice age spots, freckles,
hyper pigmentation, liver spots, moles and sunspots. Sun damage can
also aggravate skin pigmentation conditions as well.
treatments are quite common these days. For those who experience skin
pigmentation problems, the pigmentation removal techniques have had
significant improvements over time and people can obtain near permanent
solutions rather than using only temporary treatments to remove pigmentation.
One of the most popular pigmentation removal treatments nowadays involves
the use of lasers.
pigmentation removal techniques have been very popular of late for
facial skin pigmentation such as melasma and others. Laser facial
resurfacing techniques are also used for evening out facial skin pigmentation.
Laser resurfacing is slightly more expensive treatment when compared
to other treatment methods used; people prefer to use this method
because it can quickly lighten hyper pigmentation.
the laser treatments for pigmentation, the most advanced technique
is the use of the Alexandrite laser. This method is said to have tremendous
potential in treating skin imperfections. The treatment is carried
out with the use of long and controlled pulses of well filtered light
in order to remove pigmentation. This is a non-surgical treatment
and can treat various skin flaws such as birth marks, hyper pigmentation,
melasma, freckles, age spots and sun spots. Apart from lasers, skin
pigmentation can also be treated with Chemical peels, Dermabrassion,
Kojic acids, Hydroquinone crème or power peel.
have by far been the most potent treatment for skin pigmentation.
This is likely to remain that way as the advancements that are made
in laser treatment methods are further developed and this option becomes
an ever more suitable one for treatment.
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