If you’re concerned about a particular colouration or mark on your skin, and are uncertain what it is and whether or not it is something to be concerned about, then you should read on and find out what the most common pigmentation and causes are.
Liver spots, age and sun spots or freckles are a bothersome decolouration of your skin, and it’s not an uncommon problem among Australians. However, the presence of these discolourations can be a cause for stress and embarrassment.
A great deal of the causes are not particularly clear, but many of them are caused by inflammatory skin problems, imbalanced hormones and solar radiation damage.
Pigmentation is the change of melanin in your skin. There are various types of pigmentation, but it is essential you have them checked out by a professional skin care expert so that you can be certain that your skin is clear of anything malicious
Types of pigmentation
One of the most common forms of pigmentation is freckles. These occur after excessive sunlight exposure, and usually appears on fair-skinned people. It can also be hereditary.
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Usually caused as a result of an injury to the skin or from pimples. The best remedy is a chemical peel, laser treatment or dermabrasion therapy.
Chloasma occurs deep in the skin, usually on the face. These are brownish in colour and is caused by an imbalance of hormones, and also sun exposure.
These are what most people know as “liver spots”. They are caused by sun exposure. The problem with Lentigines is that it can turn cancerous.
It is advised that whenever you find a change in your skin, any decolouration or spot that you do not self-diagnose or pick at it. You should contact your nearest dermatologist and have the peace of mind knowing exactly what it is and how to treat it.
If your new skin pigmentation turns out to be something serious, then you will be better off knowing it early enough to find the right treatment to prevent any serious and even life-threatening complications.
For more information, or if you’re uncertain about a particular skin pigmentation, contact us on 03 9034 9081 or fill out an online enquiry form today.