Post Inflammatory Pigmentation
Skin pigmentation conditions can be a problem for all types of skin. Post-inflammatory pigmentation causes skin darkening and discoloration which can be seen as small spots or large patches on a person’s body. Pigmentation occurs because skin cells that produce melanin evenly across your skin become hyperactive and start producing too much melanin. This process occurs due to an inflammatory reaction to an injury to the skin.
Posts inflammatory pigmentation appears as flat areas of discoloration ranging from pink to red, purple, brown to black depending on the persons’ skin tone and the intensity of inflammation.
It affects both men and women and all ethnic groups equally although it is more common on darker skin tones.
Injuries such as scratches, burns, cuts or bruises are common causes of post-inflammatory pigmentation. Furthermore, rashes and acne of any type can also cause post-inflammatory pigmentation. Acne is one of the major causes of post-inflammatory pigmentation.
Yes, picking touching the pimple is one of the major causes of pigment changes.
Post inflammatory pigmentation fades naturally over a period of time even without doing any treatment in mild conditions but take a long time. It may take anywhere between six to twenty four months for it to fade naturally or even more.
Depending on the extent, skin tone there is various options available at Laser Genesis Skin Clinic to help you address this skin condition. Varying from mild Enzyme Peels to medium depth peels, Microdermabrasion, Intense Pulsed Light to Laser Resurfacing treatment we have something for everyone.
Products containing Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Glycolic acid and alpha hydroxy acids are helpful in gently exfoliating the skin fading the pigmentation along with in-office procedures.