Pigmentation means colouring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the colour of your skin. Your skin gets its colour from a pigment called melanin. When these cells which produce melanin 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. Pregnancy, Addison’s disease, and sun exposure all can make your skin darker. If your body makes too little melanin, your skin gets lighter. Vitiligo is a condition that causes patches of light skin. Albinism is a genetic condition which can affect the person’s skin by having lighter than normal skin colour, or patchy missing skin colour.
Infections, blisters and burns can also cause lighter skin.
- Rotational Diamond Microdermabrasion
- Chemical Peels