Should I Worry About Skin Pigmentation?

Skin pigmentations can make your skin look imperfect and cause you untold mental anguish. Different kinds of skin pigmentation can suddenly appear without notice. Your skin is the body’s largest organ and is your outer covering, what the world sees as so much a part of who you are. There are very many internal and external factors that can go into the process of affecting your healthy skin.

When there is a skin pigment disorder, you might begin to question many things. Luckily, many body pigmentation disorders are not a long lasting condition. They are temporary or very curable while others are treatable over time. Although you should immediately see a doctor if you notice any form of body pigmentation changes, you should not be very worried.

Some of the common types of body pigmentation disorders are eczema and melasma. There are many types of eczema. Some will be mild while others might be severe and there are many types of diseases as well. One such type is eczema. It is more common that you will witness pigmentation changes. Skin pigmentation begins as a red or brown color for those with fairer skin and does not go away. As long as you don’t bother that area of the skin or make it worse through scratching, and cause further infection, there should be nothing really to worry about. For those with a darker skin and suffer with eczema, skin pigmentation may begin in the area affected making it lighter or darker. It is important to consult a dermatologist for assistance if the pigmentation problem is persistent.

The other skin problem is known as melasma or chloasma, and it predominantly affects women with just about 1 over 10 of those affected being male. It is a condition that causes skin discoloration in the form of patches on the skin which are mostly brown. The discoloration may begin anywhere although it is common to find it in the areas such as the nose, lips, and the face. It mostly affects people with darker skin tones and although its causes have not yet been established, it is known to be hereditary and the discoloration may go away. Many different types of treatment are available from creams to chemicals.

We have other skin problems such as hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation. When the body produces too much melanin, brown patches occur due to prolonged exposure to the sun and also as a response to medication. Hypopigmentation occurs when the body does not produce enough melanin and wounds heal and the area loses pigment and white patches form.

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