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Caring for your skin involves a lot of work. A variety of factors such as your overall health, age, hormone level and current skin care regimen can affect the way your skin looks. If you’re like millions of Americans, you’re currently suffering with discoloration or uneven skin tone, which can make you look tired, aged or unhealthy.
Your skin tone (as well as eye and hair color) is determined by varying amounts of a pigment called melanin. People with darker skin tones have more melanin than people with pale skin. Melanin serves as a shield against UV radiation. Uneven skin tone is caused by an uneven build-up of melanin in the outer layers of the skin.
The most common causes of uneven skin tone include:
If you have uneven skin tone, there are several treatment options that can help:
Learn more about IPL photofacials and other treatments for uneven skin tone.
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