Treat Your Pigmentation Disorders at River Region Dermatology and Laser!
Having discolored or pigmented areas on the skin can cause men and women to lose confidence in their appearance. At River Region Dermatology and Laser, Dr. Porcia Love and our medical team have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple medical dermatological conditions, including pigmentation disorders.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our Montgomery office and find out how to reduce the appearance of pigmentation disorders on your skin.
What Causes Pigmentation Disorders?
The color of skin is determined by a pigment called melanin, which is produced in specialized skin cells. The type and amount of melanin in the skin determine the color of a person’s skin, hair, and the irises of the eyes. When the skin is exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays, it naturally produces more melanin to protect itself, leading to pigmentation disorders. Additionally, hormone production and other factors can also influence melanin production.
Once pigmentation disorders are present in the skin, they typically do not go away on their own. At River Region Dermatology and Laser, Dr. Love is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in the professional, long-term treatment of multiple pigmentation disorders including:
- Melasma: Dark brown, symmetric patterns of discoloration on the face, often referred to as “pregnancy mask.” Hormone production, contraceptive pills, and sun exposure are thought to be the main causes of this pigmentation disorder.
- Sun damage: Excessive exposure to the sun can lead to various stages of discoloration and darkened spots on visible areas of the skin
- Vitiligo: This is caused by a loss of pigment in the skin, resulting in white patches.
- And more!
How are Pigmentation Disorders Treated?
At River Region Dermatology and Laser, we offer multiple treatment options for pigmentation disorders depending on your condition, skin type, and other factors. During your consultation with Dr. Love and our medical team, we will discuss your treatment options, what you can expect during the treatment process, and how you can protect your skin from further damage for results that last. The best method of treating pigmentation disorders is through a physician-directed treatment plan created by medical professionals, and at our office in Montgomery, each treatment is tailored to the individual with your unique skin care needs in mind.
Contact River Region Dermatology and Laser today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Love and our medical team and get back on track to healthy, beautiful skin with treatment for pigmentation disorders.