Pigmentation refers to the coloration of your skin. There are special cells in your skin that make melanin, and a pigmentation disorder occurs when these cells become damaged or unhealthy, which affects their functionality. These discolorations can occur in patches or even over your entire body.
When your body over-produces melanin, your skin gets darker. In contrast, if your body produces too little melanin, your skin will eventually get lighter. You may have to live with Vitiligo, which is when your body produces patches of light skin without pigmentation. Contact Kristin Walker M.D. today to discuss.