Pigmentation in City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality


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Excessive skin pigmentation is a result of abnormal production and deposition of melanin by the melanocytes. Melanocytes are the pigment-producing cells in our skin. The number of melanocytes present in our skin will determine our skin colour. Production of melanin is dependent on UV or sun exposure, and the natural protectiveness of the skin.

Hyperpigmentation, are areas that are darker than the rest of the skin.

Excess skin pigmentation is usually caused by an overproduction of the melanin-protective system. This leads to excess clumping of melanin, and the appearance of brown or darker spots of pigmentation in the skin.

Reasons for skin pigmentation are -

Skin pigmentation is generally categorised into the following:






Chemical Peels

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Treatments which can help with the condition Pigmentation