How to deal with pigmentation problems

The majority of people do not know that pigmentation is a persons’ skin colour, because when they are healthy their skin looks normal in colour. They will notice that they have a pigmentation problem only when their skin will change its colour becoming lighter (hypopigmentation) or darker (hyperpigmentation). Hypopigmentation is caused by a reduction in melanin level and it may include diseases as albinism, and vitiligo. Some conditions as Addison’s disease or pregnancy may cause people hyperpigmentation. This has as cause an increased level of melanin. Hyperpigmentation can also be caused by exposure to sunlight, antimalarial drugs, antibiotics, drugs or antiarrhythmics. Persons that face these problems should go to Brisbane beauty clinic, and ask for help.

How hypopigmentation can be treated?

A person that has this problem should see a specialist that will help him improving this condition. If he suffers from vitiligo, he should know that it is an autoimmune disorder, which has as effect cellule damaging. This condition cannot be cured, but specialists can prescribed their patients different treatments, as ultraviolet light treatment or cosmetic cover-ups. If a person suffers from albinism, he has an inherited disorder, which has as cause the absence of the enzyme that produces melanin. These persons have a gene that restricts their body to produce melanin. There is no cure for this problem but a specialist will advise them to use sunscreen. Blisters, skin infections or other skin traumas lead to the loss of pigmentation in a certain area, and cause hypopigmentation problems. This condition is not permanent but it may take some time for the skin to recover. Specialists recommend cosmetics for covering the area while its pigment regenerates.

How hyperpigmentation can be treated?

A person that faces this pigmentation problem should take a detailed skin analysis, which will show the severity of the condition and what its causes might be. These analyses will show if the patient should treat only this pigmentation problem or other one too. Specialists will decide how to treat the patient considering his Fitzpatrick skin type. For the ones that have their Fitzpatrick skin type lower than V, specialists may recommend the usage of a Wood’s lamp. This is used to determine if the hyperpigmentation goes deeper to the patient dermis, if it is isolated to the epidermis and what its severity is. They also use a magnifying lamp to determine the locations of hyperpigmentation.