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Understanding Pigmentation and Skin Disorders

April 24th, 2013 • Posted by Email Marketing • Permalink

The color of your skin is dictated by how much pigment you have. The more pigment you have, the darker you are and the less you have, the lighter you are. Examples of pigmentation include age spots, liver spots, freckles and birth marks. Sometimes people develop skin pigmentation disorders, which are caused by either and overproduction or underproduction of pigment in various areas on the skin, resulting in skin looking uneven and blotchy.

Melanin is the name of this pigment, and it is responsible for absorbing those harmful UV rays that come from the sun. The more sun exposure we have, the more melanin is deposited, and as a result, the skin gets darker. A dark tan is due to this same process (from natural sunlight, or artificial). Overproduction of melanin, or hyperpigmentation, can also be a result of acne scarring, hormonal changes, and nutritional deficiency or prescription drugs.

We take notice of this process after seeing color patches surface on our faces, but by this time it is too late. The sun damage has already been done.

However, don't lose hope because there are options out there to help in decreasing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, in addition to smoothing and evening out the skin tone. Several types of treatments are available to improve the appearance of your skin. Talk with our facialist to learn about the best options for you. We look forward to working with you to achieve beautiful, radiant skin.

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