What is pigmentation?
Pigmentation refers to the appearance of the skin, and hyperpigmentation is when it becomes a skin concern and there are areas or patches on the skin that appear darker. Hyper pigmented areas can occur in different ways on the skin whether that’s as small patches or covering the entire body, it really does depend on the cause and the skin type. The term pigmentation can cover a whole host of skin concerns including: age spots, birthmarks, melasma, hyperpigmentation and pregnancy. Whilst pigmented areas in some form are common amongst many people, it can in some cases cause people to become self conscious and unhappy with the appearance of their skin.
What causes pigmentation?
When skin cells become damaged or deteriorate extra melanin is produced to protect the skin which can result in areas of pigmentation. The natural ageing process can contribute to the cause of pigmentation as well as other factors including:
The biggest and most common cause however does come from sun damage and the more someone is exposed to the sun without protection the greater their risk is of their skin becoming hyper pigmented.
Treatments For Pigmentation
If you have pigmentation in any form that you are unhappy with and would like to address then you might already be considering different treatment methods to help you restore your skin or reduce the signs of pigmentation. Here at Victoria House Clinic we can help and offer a number of skin treatments to help patients love the skin they are in. Let our expert team help you regain your confidence.