Types of Skin Pigmentation Conditions

There are many different types of skin pigmentation conditions and some of these can affect a person’s quality of life. Some skin pigmentation problems are common and mild and often are not even considered to be a problem.

Types of Skin Pigmentation Problems:

Freckles
Freckles are very common and many people don’t mind if they have some. They form when a person with the dominant gene spends time unprotected in the sun.

Freckles

Freckles

 

Age Spots
These are patches usually bigger than freckles and usually brown in color.

Age Spot

Age Spot

 

Vitiligo
This is when small patches of skin turn lighter in color and can often be a sign of another, more serious health problem.

Vitiligo

Vitiligo

 

Hyper-pigmentation
This is the result of too much melanin in the body and shows itself in larger patches of discolored skin.

Hyperpigmentation Skin

Hyperpigmentation Skin

 

Melasma
This can show itself in smaller, possibly isolated patches of discolored skin and usually only appears during pregnancy.

Melasma

Melasma

 
Birthmarks:
These are flat patches of pure color, often coming in shades of brown.

Port-wine stains:
These are similar in appearance to birthmarks, but come in a red color.

Albinism:
People with this have very pale skin, white or light yellow hair and light colored gray eyes.

Skin Pigmentation Treatment:
Most of the conditions mentioned above can be treated effectively with laser pigmentation removal. Hyper-pigmentation, however, is best treated with skin bleaching creams, as laser treatment is more effective on smaller patches of skin. There is no solution or treatment for people with albinism. The main thing they need to do is protect their skin from the sun.

As melasma usually only occurs during pregnancy and disappears after birth, it often doesn’t need treatment. However, for women in whom the melasma does not go away, laser pigmentation removal is a good option. For someone looking to reduce the severity of their skin pigmentation problem, they could consider visiting this aesthetic clinic in Singapore. They will offer a variety of treatments for problems with skin pigmentation including laser pigmentation removal.

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