Before undergoing any skin pigmentation treatment it is important that you understand the nature of your skin pigmentation disorder and what is causing your skin discolouration or dark patches on your skin to occur. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Your skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin which is produced by the melanocyte cells located in your skin’s epidermis. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, melanin production is impacted resulting in pigmentation disorders that can affect just patches of skin or your entire body. If your body produces too much melanin, your skin gets darker (hyperpigmentation) especially the forehead, cheeks, upper lip, nose, and chin. Pregnancy, Addison's disease, and sun exposure can all make your skin darker. If your body produces too little melanin, your skin gets lighter (hypopigmentation). Vitiligo, infections, blisters and burns can cause lighter skin.
Anxiety, reduced self-esteem and depression are some of the known psychological issues that sufferers of pigmentation disorders are required to cope with.
While there are a number of skin pigmentation treatment options available to address your pigmentation disorders, as usual it is important that you find treatments and procedures that are suitable for your skin type and skin condition.
IPL, fractional lasers and radio frequency energy are some recommended skin pigmentation treatment options for alleviating pigmentation disorders and providing you with clearer, healthier skin.