Pigmentation on the skin usually appears during middle age. Sun exposure plays a key role and in some individuals, hormonal and genetic factors also play a part. 

There are different types of pigmentation issues, some of which require different solutions. There is no one-size- fit- all solution, and many over-the-counter skin whitening treatments have limited effectiveness. At W Skin and Laser Clinic, our dermatologist’s approach to dealing with pigmentation problems is first: to ascertain the correct diagnosis. 

We discuss common pigmentation problems below.