Pigmentation is a skin disorder that describes the skin color that results from the deposit of the melanin pigment produced by the melanocytes (specialized cells responsible for the skin color). Skin Pigmentation is caused by harmful or damaged melanocytes that affect the formation of melanin. These disorders may result in either unusual darkening of the skin or lightening of the skin, depending on the amount of melanin pigment produced.
If the melanocyte is exposed to a source of trigger over and over again, it may become permanently damaged and remain in an overactive mode. This means that the cell will always produce excess melanin, even when the trigger is removed.
Skin pigmentation disorders cause not only just physical malfunction but also make you feel aesthetically unappealing and feel less attractive. It could undermine your self-confidence and bring you a lot of anxiety. Whatever the reason for your skin pigmentation, whether inherited or environmental, you should only choose to receive treatment at a reputable skin clinic.