Also called: Hyperpigmentation, Hypopigmentation

Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Skin cells give your skin color by making a substance called melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin. Others affect your entire body. If your body makes too much melanin, your skin gets darker. Pregnancy, Addison's disease and sun exposure all can make your skin darker. If your body makes too little melanin, your skin gets lighter. Vitiligo is a condition that causes patches of light skin. Albinism is a genetic condition affecting all of a person's skin. Infections, blisters and burns can cause lighter skin.

Skin Pigmentation Disorders Discussions

  1. link Hina
    skin pigmenation
    i got skin problem. i dun knw whether its skin discoloaration or pigmenation. because my skin colour change whenever i go outside in day light.the are - 34% more...
    Hina- over a year ago - in Skin Pigmentation Disorders
  2. link Jennifer79
    DARKING SKIN ON THE UPPER LIP
    WHEN IM IN THE SUN OR TANNING BED MY UPPER LIP GETS DARK, WHY?
    Jennifer79- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Skin Pigmentation Disorders
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