Different types of skin pigmentation require different pigmentation treatments

Posted on 13 Dec, 2009

It is a matter of pride for a lot of people to have perfect skin, but not everyone is lucky enough to have it. It is possible for skin damage to cause variations in the colour of the skin known as pigmentation. Ultraviolet rays can be responsible for triggering melanocytes in the body which cause darkening of the skin and eventually result in pigmentation problems. This commonly occurs on the face. There are different types of pigmentation problems and these dictate the type of treatment that can be administered.

Inflammatory pigmentation

Inflammatory and passive are the two different types of pigmentation. These are caused due to different factors. Inflammatory pigmentation is usually caused due to strain or injury to the skin. Fitzpatrick Skin Types of 4, 5 and 6 are chiefly prone to this type of pigmentation that is associated with post scarring. All three skin types have different pigmentation and for this reason, pigmentation treatment differs for each.

The need for correct pigmentation treatment

Pigmentation issues can become complicated sometimes. This makes it important for the skin specialist to have in-depth knowledge about the skin and then look for a suitable pigmentation treatment. One of the most effective pigmentation treatments that has been introduced is laser treatment. More and more people are now opting for this type of treatment as it can reduce pigmentation quickly and it offers long term results.

Just undergoing laser pigmentation treatment is not sufficient to make treated skin last. It is important that you constantly take care of your skin by using sunscreen and protecting it from ultraviolet rays.