Pigmentation literally means coloring. Skin pigmentation affects the color of the skin. The skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in the skin produce melanin. If these cells are unhealthy or damaged, it affects melanin production. Excess production of melanin causes dark spots on the skin. This condition is called hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation commonly refers to the areas to the skin where excess of melanin has been produced and formed deposits, resulting in skin patches that appear darker than surrounding skin. Common skin areas of pigmentation are face, arms, and hands.
We at Vimhans PrimaMed Institute of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery have a team of qualified cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists, specialize in providing advanced treatments for pigmentation.
Common causes of pigmentation include:
• Hormonal changes
• Sun exposure
• Botched skin treatments