Like most conditions, the causes vary between people. Sources may include skin inflammation, sun exposure, pregnancy, hormones, certain medications and ageing.
Another common skin condition is pigmentation.
This is when the melanin in your skin produces visible dark patches or scattered pigment.
They occur due to sun damage and can appear on the face, hands or chest.
Melasma which can sometimes be mistaken as pigmentation will present itself differently to pigmentation, it can appear sometimes in a butterfly mask which often comes up in pregnancy or more like block pigmentation. Melasma is far more complex to treat and I would always advise seeking professional advice. Often melasma is referred to as hormonal pigmentation.
The NEW Elvii 532 laser works effectively on pigmentation but I wouldn’t use on melasma. It is always advisable for a professional to make sure you are treating the right skin problem correctly.
Evidence shows that by doing so you are helping to prevent the stimulation of melanocytes in the skin.
Fact: The colour of your skin is due to the amount of melanin - the natural pigment is responsible for determining the colour of your skin, hair and eyes.