Understanding the Different Types of Pigmentation

The Different Types of Pigmentation

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Pigmentation, or skin discoloration, is a common occurrence, affecting people from all walks of life. It can be the result of sun exposure and aging, hormonal changes or genetics.

In this blog post we’ll tackle the different types of pigmentations that exist and what you need to know about them.

Tear trough is the groove that sits in between the lower eye lid and the cheek. The medical term for sunken eyes is called tear trough hollows.

This condition is characterized by sunken hollows under the eyes, resulting in a tired and aged appearance. The tear trough area extends from the inner corner of the eye, down to the cheekbone.

Over time, the skin in this area can lose elasticity and collagen, causing the appearance of dark circles and shadows. Tear trough fillers are a popular solution for those looking to refresh their under-eye area.

By injecting hyaluronic acid fillers into the tear trough area, the volume lost with age can be restored, improving the appearance of the eyes and rejuvenating the face as a whole.


Melasma is a condition that affects many people, especially women. While it poses no health risks, it can be a source of embarrassment and self-consciousness for those who have it. Melasma can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, and exposure to the sun. Preventing melasma by using sunscreen and avoiding direct sunlight is the best form of defense.


Freckles are usually caused by a higher concentration of melanin on the outer layer of your skin. Though anyone can get them, most people with many freckles have fair skin although they produce less melanin than those with darker skin, while their melanocytes produce more melanin when exposed to sunlight. Freckles, sun spots are superficial pigments that are best treated with lasers.  

Birth mark

Every person who has a birthmark has a unique story to tell. Some people may find their birthmark beautiful and use it as a personal adornment, while others feel self-conscious and attempt to conceal it. Medical professionals classify birthmarks into two categories: vascular birthmarks and pigmented birthmarks. Abnormal blood vessels cause vascular birthmarks, which typically appear red or purple. On the other hand, pigmented birthmarks are the result of clusters of pigment cells and are usually brown or black.

Hori's Naevus

Hori’s Naevus, referred to as acquired bilateral Nevus of Ota-like macules (ABNOM), is a type of pigmentation disorder. It is often misidentified as freckles or birthmarks such as Nevus of Ota and Ito. The condition is characterized by the presence of many distinct speckled macules on both cheeks, ranging in color from dark brown to slate grey. It is important to note that Hori’s Naevus forms in the deeper layers of the skin, unlike freckles which develop on the surface of the skin.

Tips for Skin Care to Prevent Future Pigmentations

Taking care of your skin is incredibly important, especially when it comes to preventing future pigmentations. There are a few simple tips that can make a big difference in the appearance and health of your skin.


Firstly, it’s important to always wear sunscreen, even on cloudy days or when you’re spending most of your time indoors.


Secondly, avoid picking at or squeezing any blemishes, as this can lead to scarring and hyperpigmentation.


Additionally, incorporating vitamin C and retinol into your skincare routine can help brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of pigmentation.


And lastly, make sure to stay hydrated and eat a balanced diet, as this can improve the overall health and appearance of your skin.

By following these tips and being consistent with your skincare routine, you can prevent future pigmentations and have glowing, healthy skin.


We hope that with this post, we have provided a better understanding of the different pigmentations and their causes.

While there are treatments available such as lasers, the best way to prevent future pigmentation is to practice good skin care habits every day.

This includes adequate sunscreen application and protection from UV rays, wearing protective clothing and hats in the sun, drinking plenty of water, eating fruits and vegetables, ensuring proper nutrition and regular exercise, and keeping stress levels low.

All of these steps will help your skin stay healthier for longer periods of time.

Moreover, if you spot any unusual changes on your skin such as patches or spots, always consult a doctor who will be able to suggest the right course of treatment plan for you!

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