MEDICAL DERMATOLOGY I SKIN PIGMENTATION
Pigmentation of the skin can have various causes. Pigmentation can develop due to injury, inflammation, sun exposure and genetics. Babies can also be born with uneven skin pigmentations, which are commonly called birthmarks. Since there can be many causes for pigmentation, it is important to have a proper evaluation to determine the diagnosis and the best treatment course for you.
COMMON CAUSES OF SKIN PIGMENTATION:
Solar Lentigines or Sun freckles:
These are caused by chronic or acute sun exposure.
Presents as symmetric hyperpigmented patches and usually occurs in women with darker skin types.
More common in darker-skinned individuals. It's caused by inflammatory skin conditions (e.g. acne), injury and medical interventions (such as laser therapy)