Does your skin have patches of discolouration? Then you may be suffering from skin pigmentation, a condition that affects the natural skin tone.
Our skin gets its colour from cells that create melanin, but when these cells become damaged it impacts the body’s ability to produce melanin. Sometimes this creates small, discoloured spots and patches, but for others it can affect the entire boy.
Hyperpigmentation describes a usually harmless condition where darker patches of skin appear due to an excess of melanin, responsible for the brown pigment in our skin. Hyperpigmentation can include freckles, sunspots and melasma; a condition caused by hormonal changes, typically impacting the face or stomach. Conditions such as vitiligo, caused by a lack of melanin, can also create patches of lighter skin on the face and body.
So what causes skin pigmentation? A number of factors can play a part in creating skin discoloration, including aging, hormones, sun damage, pregnancy, skin trauma such as acne, Addison’s disease and certain medications.
If you’re looking for an effective way to lessen the appearance of skin pigmentation, then our SkinSpaceUK clinics are on hand with a range of solutions, tailored to meet your individual needs.