Main Reason for Pigmentation on Face
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Reasons for Pigmentation on Face

May 1, 2022

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What is Pigmentation?

What are the Reasons for Pigmentation on the Face?

Can Pigmentation Be Removed?

Choose Clear Skin to Treat Pigmentation through Experts!


What are the reasons for pigmentation on the face? Or, what causes pigmentation on the face? Many people ask these questions to us and search for them a lot on the internet.

Pigmentation around lips, dark pigmentation around the neck, pigmentation around eyes, etc. are pretty common problems. Pigmentation refers to the darkening of the skin. It can be treated with the help of experts for the best pigmentation treatment in Pune like us.

Nevertheless, let’s answer your question, what is the main reason for face pigmentation, and then glance through the options available for pigmentation treatment in Pune.

What is Pigmentation?

As mentioned above, pigmentation is the darkening of the skin. It occurs in small patches, covers larger areas, and affects the skin to a significant extent. Some of the most common types include post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasma, and sunspots. Let’s have a brief look at each.

  • Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation: As the name implies, this is caused on account of inflammation or injury to the skin. Acne is one of the common causes of this type.

  • Melasma: Melasma can be due to hormonal changes or family history and may develop during pregnancy. But it is mostly seen on the face 

Melasma Pigmentation

  • Sunspots: Sunspots like freckles, lentigines, dermatosis papulosa nigra , are caused due to overexposure and prolonged exposure to the sun. The face, which is the most exposed part to the sun, features a higher number of sunspots than other body parts.

What are the Reasons for Pigmentation on the Face?

So, what is the main reason for pigmentation on the face?

  • Exposure to Sun: The most apparent reason for pigmentation on the face is exposure to the sun. The harsh UV rays result in up to 80% of signs of premature aging, out of which one is hyperpigmentation that can be seen in the form of age spots caused due to prolonged exposure.
  •  Excess Melanin Production: Produced by skin cells called melanocytes, melanin is a pigment due to which skin gets its color. Excess production of melanin can lead to pigmentation on the face.
  • Medical Conditions: An underlying condition like Addison’s disease can also cause pigmentation. Addison’s is an adrenal gland disorder that leads to excess melanin production.

Additionally, hormonal imbalances and certain medications can also cause the skin to darken.

Can Pigmentation Be Removed?

How can I permanently remove pigmentation? You can remove pigmentation with the help of a few pretty straightforward solutions. However, you must consult the best pigmentation experts in Pune to know the suitability of a particular treatment in your case.

One of the first solutions is using Vitamin C serum. Vitamin C prevents excess melanin production and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and unevenness in the skin tone.

Another option is to use a moisturizer to moisturize your skin regularly. Moisturizer hydrates the skin and reduces pigmentation considerably. You may use a moisturizing cream with Vitamin C for the face.

Another common treatment is sunscreen. Applying sunscreen protects the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. The regular use of SPF blocks UV radiation. Furthermore, using a broad spectrum SPF can help protect the skin, keep it healthy and enhance its shine.

Choose Clear Skin to Treat Pigmentation through Experts!

If the usual treatment solutions do not work, your skin may require advanced treatment. Visit our skin clinics and get the most appropriate pigmentation treatment in Pune through our experts. For appointments, connect with us through

For treating your skin condition, feel free to get in touch with one of our best dermatologists in Pune. You can also call on +919584584111 to book an appointment at one of our skin clinics near you.


Dr. Dhanraj Chavan

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