Pigmentation or discoloration of the skin is a symptom rather than a disease in itself. Pigmentation of the skin can be the end result of several medical disorders and can also be an early sign skin aging. Treatment of pigmentation, therefore, needs a detailed history to rule out endocrine hormone imbalances.
At, theNewyou, we start with a detailed history and examination. A request for some blood tests to look for internal causes of pigmentation may be ordered.
The commonest and most difficult cause of pigmentation in the Indian context is Melasma.
The pigmentation treatment options are:
- Lightening creams
- Chemical peeling
- Supervised Medication