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Pigmentation is the coloration of the skin, melanin is the pigment in our body which determines the colour of our skin, hair, and eyes. The more melanin in your skin cells the darker your skin will be.

What causes pigmentation?

Extra melanin is produced when skin cells become damaged or unhealthy to protect the skin. The skin cells that produce pigments can be damaged and this prevents melanin production. Skin can turn lighter or darker as a result of this. Hypopigmentation is when your skin turns lighter, and hyperpigmentation is when your skin turns darker, both of which are recognizable skin conditions.  At ProSkin Clinics we are able to treat Hypopigmentation effectively.