Pigmentation is a common and one of the most challenging skin conditions to treat. It is considered a disorder of the melanocytes, with manifestation of excessive and uneven distribution of brown pigments resulting in hyperpigmentation, or insufficient pigment distribution resulting in hypopigmentation. Understanding the root cause of the condition is critical to treatment success. These can vary from sun exposure, medications, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), Melasma, Haemochromatosis, and hormonal disorders and changes in the body, such as Addison’s disease or pregnancy.
In this lecture you will learn:
- What is pigmentation?
- Cosmetic chemistry and its links to skin cells and systems
- What is medical microneedling?
- Hyperpigmentation – fact or fiction
- Treatment protocols for effective results.