Unwanted pigmentation problems, like brown spots or splotchy skin, have many
causes and can occur in all skin types. Fortunately, dermatologists have
investigated a variety of skin-lightening methods and have developed many
promising treatments. Depending on the severity and extent of the pigmentation
problem, we at the skin soul can tailor a patient’s treatment based on his or her
individual skin tone, and the treatment may include a single therapy or a
combination of one to two therapies.
SUN DAMAGE CAUSES PIGMENTATION PROBLEMS IN LIGHT-SKINNED INDIVIDUALS
The main cause of dark spots in light-skinned individuals is sun damage. Years of
sun exposure can result in spotted hyperpigmentation, a condition marked by
increased pigment production that results in patchy skin color or a blotchy
complexion. The extent of sun damage depends largely on a person’s skin color
and his or her history of long-term or intense sun exposure
DARK-SKINNED INDIVIDUALS MORE PRONE TO HARD-TO-TREAT PIGMENTATION PROBLEMS
Two of the most common pigmentation problems that occur in people with darker
skin tones are melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Melasma is a
patchy brown discoloration that occurs on sun-exposed areas of the face and is
commonly referred to as “the mask of pregnancy” because it often occurs during
pregnancy. Those with light skin can develop melasma, but the condition is more
common in dark skin. Because a deeper skin layer (the dermis) may be affected,
melasma can be difficult to treat and requires a multifaceted treatment regimen.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a condition in which an injury or
inflammation to the skin causes increased pigment production. PIH occurs in
darker-skinned individuals and, like melasma, can be difficult to treat when it
involves a deeper skin layer. The most common cause of PIH is acne, but it also
can result from psoriasis, a burn, or an injury.
It is important to address the underlying cause of the pigmentation problem. For example, to treat PIH due to acne
So if you are suffering from any kind of pigmentation‒book a detailed
consultation with Dr. Sneh Thadani, as she explains it is very important to
understand the cause and depth of pigmentation in order to treat and find
suitable treatment and maintenance option for it.
Skin Soul is a patient-centric Dermatologic Centre of Excellence that has been conceived and developed by Dr. Sneh Thadani. After completing her DNB in Dermatology and practicing for over six years