Pigmentation & Sun Damage
IMPORTANT: All pigmented lesions should be checked by a Dermatologist to rule out potential malignancies.
Freckles are a flat circular spot on the skin, about the size of the head of a nail, that develops after repeated exposure to sunlight, particularly in someone of fair complexion. Freckles may be red, yellow, tan, light brown, brown, or black. They are always darker than the skin around them since they are due to deposits of the dark melanin, a dark pigment.
Sun Spots/Age Spots
Sun Spots/Age Spots, also known as lentigines, are harmless, flat, brown discolorations of the skin, which usually occur on the back of the hands or face.
Melasma. also known as chloasma or the mask of pregnancy when present in pregnant women, is a tan or dark facial skin discoloration.