What Are Pigmentations?
Pigmentation has to do with colouring. Hyperpigmentation is a skin disorder that affects the colour of your skin. While hyperpigmentation isn’t harmful, it can be a symptom of an underlying medical issue and can cause your skin to look uneven and unhealthy.
What You Need To Know!
Your skin gets its colour from pigment-producing cells known as melanocytes. Melanocytes produce melanin which gives your skin its unique colour. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin.
Others affect your entire body.
If your body makes too much melanin, your skin gets darker, and vice versa. Pregnancy, Addison's disease, and sun exposure all can make your skin darker. Hyperpigmentation can be treated by using special creams, gentle peels and low-level lasers.