Pigmentation And Melasma
More About Melasma
Melasma can be light brown, dark brown, yellowish in colour and usually symmetrical on the face. Typical distribution pattens for Melasma on the face are usually the forehead, central face, cheeks or around the mouth. Melasma most commonly affects women and often first presents itself during pregnancy.
Other Pigmentation, age spots, liver spots, sun damage.
This type of pigmentation can be light brown, dark brown, yellowish in colour. Age spots, also called liver spots or sun spots are flat, brown or brown/black spots and patches that may appear on sun exposed areas of the skin. These dark areas of pigmentation are associated with ageing and exposure to the harsh radiation of the suns UV rays.
These pigmented lesions are caused by a build up of a yellow pigment in the skin called lipofuscin. Excessive sun exposure causes the pigment to build up over the years. (Thus the name Solar Lentigo.) Sun spots or liver spots are most common on the areas that are most often exposed to the sun such as the backs of hands, arms, legs, neck, shoulders, chest and facial areas.
Age spots are, as the name suggests, generally associated with older skin. Much can be done to prevent them by looking after your skin and avoiding excess sun exposure.
Pigmentation and Melasma treatment in Hampshire
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