Pigmentation management

Pigmentation management

Whenever you see a celebrity face – you automatically think of flawless skin, a thick, streaming crown of hair, and well-defined features. Even complexion is a gift of the genes—one that needs to be maintained with the help of an orderly sleep routine, balanced diet full of fresh produce, and a simple but effective skin care regimen. When these factors are in place, the skin is a wonderful canvas upon with your features can form a beautiful work of art, resulting in a striking face.

But the opposite is true when you have a blotchy or mottled complexion. Even the most clear and expressive features fail to look attractive because of flawed complexion, patches or ugly pigmentation. The presence of misplaced hairs, moles, or dull patches can detract away from the loveliest large eyes, full lips and high cheekbones.

Melanin is the skin pigment that is responsible for giving skin its lightness or darkness. When there’s excess production of melanin, it results in darker skin, and when there’s irregular production, melanocytes look not only unseemly but deeply unattractive depending on how bad the blemish is. The causes of increase or irregularity in production may be many – but the most common reasons are prolonged sun exposure, radiation from chemicals, injuries from accidents, hormonal imbalances, or as a result of a more serious underlying ailment or dysfunction of an organ.

The worry from an aesthetic point of view is that hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation may happen on the face, neck, and arms, or any other place on the skin. This results in the individual losing confidence in their own appeal and attractiveness.

The answer is to go to a reputed dermatologist who can first and foremost check if there is an underlying issue in the production of melanin — less or excess quantity. Depending on the seriousness of the results, the individual might need to see a specialist of another field, but the issues of the skin can be regulated by the dermatologist.

The treatment can range from medicine or topical applications to laser treatments that work on more serious cases of pigmentation.

 

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