Uneven coloration maybe dark on lighter background, hyperpigmentation, or light on darker background, hypopigmentation. Most people do not mind the uneven coloration especially if it is located on a covered area on the body. But when the coloration occurs on the back of the hands and face, the problem then becomes a source of embarrassment and anxiety. The cornerstone of uneven coloration is daily use of sun protective device and sun avoidance.
Hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation may result from a number of different conditions. The discoloration may result from a rash, trauma or an underlying skin condition. For example, injuring your skin may result from both dark and light coloration. A classic cause of hypopigmentation is vitiligo. Melasma is a classic hyperpigmentation primarily on the face. Indeed the causes of uneven coloration are multiple and so does the therapy. Fortunately, the experts at Summerlin Dermatology may help you navigate this complex issue. Contact us for detailed consultation.