Skin Pigmentation, A Blip On The Skin?

Pigmentation of the Skin  

Having clear and radiant skin is not just dream of every woman but men as well, and skin pigmentation can make your clear skin look dull and bizarre.

However, what should we call the skin pigmentation; a disease, an infection, or something else? Well, it is neither a disease nor an infection because when it comes to the basic definition of the disease, the pigmentation doesn’t fulfill the definition. Diseases and infections happen due to some viral infections, but skin pigmentation is not an infection.

It is a disorder that happens due to change in skin color, especially from the face and makes it look darker. Small patches occur on the face that we call pigmentation. It is a chronic disorder that never gets completely cured but can be decreased with the use of a plasma pen. 

The plasma pen technology is one of the only effective treatments for reduction or depression of skin pigmentation.

Sometimes people say that skin pigmentation happens with the ageing process and there are studies that show, every person has pigmented cells in their skin, but they can take up to 20 years to show on the outer side. Hence, if you have got the pigmentations then it means, the cells started to occur about twenty years ago. This is the main reason, that curing this disorder is not easy. 

What Happens in Skin Pigmentation Disorder? 

Well, in this disorder, the skin of the person starts to change colors. The change in color is usually beige to darker brown. These patches for most people, first time shows up on the nose. The skin of the nose starts to change color. These blemish patches are light in tone at the start however over time the patches start to get darker. After that, cheeks started to get this disorder and they start to change colors from light brown and gets darker. After this, the upper side of your lips, forehead and the sides of your head can be affected.

This discoloring is known as skin pigmentation.

Most studies and research show that skin pigmentation is simply the discoloring of the skin. Hence any sort of patches is the result of pigmentation. However, their occurrence can be different on the different skin types.

Mostly skin specialists refer to the following disorders also as pigmentation: 

1.    Sun Spots:

Sunspots occur on the skin of the people with more white color tone and when their exposure is more to the sun, the spots occur.

2.    Melasma/ Chloasma:

People with darker skin tones get darker patches that are shaped like a butterfly and usually occur around cheeks, this is due to hyperpigmentation and called melisma.

3.    Freckles:

Small spots like dots, which are also called matchstick heads, are simply the freckles that occur on the skin around the cheeks, on the

nose and sometimes on the forehead. This is also a type of hyperpigmentation. 

4.    Uneven Skin Tone:

When the body produces more melanin, the skin gets uneven from different portions and this uneven skin tone is also referred to as skin pigmentation. However, its patches are slightly different in the shape.

5.    Post Acne Pigmentation:

When skin gets acne and it transforms into wounds. Now after the healing of wounds, some red spots remain there which are known as Post Acne Pigmentation.

6.    Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation:

If the skin gets inflamed before and the darker patches occur later, then these darker patches are known as Post-Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation.

Do I have Skin Pigmentation?

Well, if you are reading this content just for the sake of information and yet you don’t know if the patches on your skin, are pigmentation or something else. Well, to answer this question some over the counter tests can be done as follows: 

  • Look in the mirror and see if you have dark patches, spots, or shapes on your nose, around cheeks or at the forehead.
  • You can make the difference between blackheads, acne spots and freckles occurred due to pigmentation. 
  • You can ask someone in your family or the circle if the spots in your face have occurred due to some other problem or the hyperpigmentation. 
  • Your face looks tired and dull due all the time and it feels like you have cried just a little time ago. 
  • You look more than your age due to the dull and uneven skin tone. 
  • If you find any of these problems in your skin, then maybe it is hyper-pigmentation.

How Does Skin Pigmentation Occur?

Well, the occurrence of the skin pigmentation can be due to the following causes:

1.    Sun Exposure:

When you remain in the sun for a longer period, the skin hits your face with the Ultraviolet rays that are also known as UV Rays. This can be a major reason for skin pigmentation because UV rays disturb the fresh skin cells and make them look dull.

2.    Hormonal Changes:

When some hormonal changes occur inside our body, they first affect the melanin. Melanin is a pigment that offers skin its natural tone. Hormonal changes can affect the making of melanin and hence the skin discoloration happens.

3.    Genetics:

If anyone in your family has a skin pigmentation problem, especially your mother or maternal grandma then there are high chances for you to get skin pigmentation disorder. Hence keeping a check is a must.

4.    Hormonal Medications:

If you are prone to use medicines like birth control pills or anti-pregnancy pills, then there are high chances for you to get skin pigmentation. Birth control pills affect the hormones in your body that can be a cause of skin discoloration. 

5.    Pregnancy:

You know that when you are pregnant, a big ratio of the enzymes gives to the baby as food. This lack of enzymes can cause a lack of iron and this lack can be a cause of skin pigmentation. When you are getting aged, your skin starts to change colors, and this is when pigmentation disorder can hit your skin. When you use wrong and second-class skin products, they can damage your skin cells and can because of hyperpigmentation.  


Seek out a doctor, dermatologist or high-end aesthetic practitioner to talk about the treatments available with the Jett plasma pen to help in treating the extremities of this skin condition.  The advanced DC technology of the Jett plasma ensures that only the affected area is treated, and your treatment is as effective as possible.

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