Skin pigmentation varies widely and depends on ethnic, genetic and physiological factors. Many skin conditions causing dyspigmentation affect the physical appearance, and hence have a huge psychological and social impact on patients.
Depigmentation is due to the loss of pigment, which makes the skin lose its natural color. Pigment loss can be partial or complete and temporary or permanent.
Hypopigmentation is caused by a very low amount of melanin being produced by the cells and it makes the skin lighter than normal. Apart from primary pigmentation disorders, hypopigmentation can also result from injuries to the skin such as burns, ulcers, chemical exposure, or skin infection.
Hyperpigmentation is a result of the production of very high amounts of melanin by the melanocytes, making the skin darker than normal. It can also be caused by other pigmented substances, drugs, or sunlight exposure.
Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of the skin. In some cases, the melanocyte cells become damaged, thus affecting melanin production. Some disorders affect the entire body while others affect only patches of skin.
You should in the first instance consult with your GP regarding this concern. After this, MANARA SKIN CLINICS can provide treatments to assist you. Contact us for a consultation and assessment.