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Pigmentation, Age and Liver Spots

Skin pigmentation is a common problem and can be challenging.

What are the causes of pigmentation on skin?
There are many causes of pigmentation on skin. Some of these include conditions like

  • Melasma
  • Sun damage
  • Certain medications
  • Infections and inflammatory skin conditions
  • Hormonal causes
What treatments are available?
Skin pigmentation problems can be very difficult to treat. Like in all conditions making a correct diagnosis is very important. Obviously, an incorrect diagnosis can be detrimental and missing a skin cancer can be fatal.

Once we are convinced that the pigmentation is benign:
  • Sun avoidance and sun block use should be the starting point
  • Certain pigment lightening creams can be very effective in the treatment of superficial skin pigmentation
  • Chemical peels can be tried to improve the superficial pigmentation
  • Certain deep pigmentation problems such as Naevus of Ota, can be improved with lasers

Tags: Chemical peels, Lightening creams, Melasma, Pigmentation, Sun damage