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Skin Pigmentation Disorders and Treatments

Skin pigmentation (color) is determined by something called melanin. Melanin is a dark brown or black substance that gives color to the hair, eyes and skin. The amount and type of melanin contained in a person’s body depends upon genetic factors, such as ethnicity. Skin pigmentation disorders can range from simple to complex. Uneven Skin tone and pigmentation may be superficial and easily treated with specific medical grade skin care products or it can be deep, requiring a combination approach of products and aesthetic procedures.

Chelsea Face And Body specializes in treatment of excess pigmentation for all types of types of skin, light, dark or anywhere in between. Our comprehensive approach takes into account your condition, prior treatments, lifestyle and level of commitment.

Types of skin pigmentation disorders

Melasma is a skin pigmentation disorder that results in dark patches of pigment, usually on the face. It can be caused by hormones, such as hormone therapy or pregnancy, as well as sun damage. Melasma is not a harmful condition, but it can have a dramatic effect on one’s appearance.

Loss of Pigment After Skin Damage. After a burn or blister, the skin may not adequately replace pigment at the injury site. This results in lightened skin where the skin was injured.

Treatment Options For Pigmentation Disorders

Chelsea Face And Body utilizes a multi-faceted approach to treating skin pigmentation disorders. The following treatments target excess pigmentation. They can be used alone or in combination. Most have little or no-downtime.