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Pigmentation From Sun Damage
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Known more commonly as freckles and age spots, both of which develop due to a combination of genetics and sun exposure!
Everyone has pigment producing cells in their skin called melanocytes, which works to feed melanin (pigment) to our skins keratinocytes, the outer barrier of normal skin cells. The regular level of pigment our melanocytes produces aims to prevent and protect the skin against sun damage. Once a melanocyte becomes damage by UV, it creates an excessive amount of pigmentation as a protective action. This forms a cluster on the outer layer of skin, which in turn will appear as a freckle, age or sun spot. Everyone has their own unique skin tone as melanocytes produce different amounts and types of melanin depending on genetics.
There are 2 types of freckles ephelides and lentigines. Ephelides are your typical freckles flat tanned spots typically appearing in the warmer months ranging from light red to a darker brown and are more of a hereditary trait in fair skinned individuals. Lentigines are quite dark in comparison to a regular freckle and do not fade with the cooler months. Both of these could appear on any skin tone as they are sun induced.
Over the next few weeks we will be going over the various skin tones and why fair skinned individuals are more prone to this type of pigmentation, as well as the how when and why of this condition!