Uneven skin tone and pigmentation problems in dark skin can have a number of causes, but there is also effective treatment available too. Let’s take a look at both the causes of uneven skin tone and the solution…
Causes of uneven skin tone
• Hormonal changes. An increase in hormone production, especially during pregnancy, can cause patchy or uneven skin tone.
• Exposure to the sun. The tanning of skin in the sun is the first sign that the body is attempting to protect itself from the sun’s UV rays, which can cause damage to the skin. In the same way, patches of uneven pigmentation can form on the skin after too much exposure to the sun, but this damage to the skin doesn’t tend to fade away on its own like a tan will.
• Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This is where a skin injury such as a cut, sting or graze leaves a permanent scar on the skin. This is more noticeable in darker-skinned people, as the mark remains even after the skin has healed.
Treatment of uneven skin tone
The only truly effective treatment for any of the above problems with skin tone is laser treatment for black skin. Combined with microdermabrasion, it is able to remove the pigmentation and give you clearer, more even-toned skin.