Pigmentation problems and how to get rid of them

Posted on 13 Jul, 2012

Many people have problems with pigmentation in their skin. Most are caused by a condition called hyperpigmentation, which occurs when the body produces too much melanin. Melanin is the natural pigment which is responsible for the colour of your skin, hair and eyes, but it can also be responsible for pigmentation problems such as:

• Uneven skin tone
• Sun spots
• Liver spots

Other pigmentation problems include hypopigmentation (where the body produces too little melanin, often resulting in albinism or vitiligo) and melasma (a skin condition which creates a dark mask-like skin discolouration, especially during pregnancy).

Treatment for hyperpigmentation skin problems

With the exception of hypopigmentation conditions, most pigmentation problems can be solved or at least improved by laser treatment. It is often a combination of laser treatment and microdermabrasion, ultrasound and laser therapy treatment that proves the most effective for skin pigmentation problems, but it depends on the problem and the person.

To find out your treatment options, speak to a skin specialist. After a short course of treatment, your pigmentation problems could be a thing of the past. This will leave you able to face the future with confidence.