One common and benign condition that I see a lot of in patients with facial hyperpigmentation is called the Dermal Papilla. This is an irregular, boney growth on the skin. I would estimate that nearly two thirds of all patients I see have at least one of these tiny growths.
What is a Papilla? It is a skin growth that grows between your teeth and on the surface of your skin. This can be either white or brown.
So, why are they there? Because when you are pregnant, the dermal papilla often turns white, which means it is harder for your body to keep it from growing out of control.
The Dermal Papilla is just one of many types of hyperpigmentation. For example, melasma, also called “melancholy,” is another of the common varieties. Another common variety is called Eczema.
As for Eczema, this type of hyperpigmentation is seen more often in infants than adults. A word of caution about babies. Hyperpigmentation of the skin will likely be much more pronounced in babies than in adults.
Eczema is not the only form of hyperpigmentation, though. In fact, over half of all hyperpigmented conditions are classified as Melasma. That’s right, Melasma is the term used for the group of problems that include both Melanosis and Hyperpigmentation.
A little detail is necessary to get to the main point. I like to use the term “Hyperpigmentation” because the condition is what most people call “hyperpigmentation.” This is what makes it difficult to diagnose in the early stages, which can be very frustrating.
Melasma is usually more easily diagnosed as a systemic allergic reaction to chemical irritants. This is how a doctor will know if your Eczema is Melasma. Other doctors will refer to it as Pigmentation. Again, it depends on what part of the world you are in.
It’s important to understand that if your eczema or Melasma is Melasma, it is not caused by a sunburn, exposure to sunlight, or any other effect that you may have experienced. If your doctor tells you that your Eczema is Melasma, you should ask him or her what type of Dermal Papilla you have and if it has something to do with your skin being sensitive to the sun and other irritants.
If your doctor does say that your Eczema is Melasma, you should ask them if there is anything else they can prescribe for you. Make sure that they tell you that Dermal Papilla is a common type of Papilla.
You might think that there is nothing you can do to cure your Eczema, or your Melasma, but the more you keep researching about it, the more you will realize that there are quite a few other forms of Dermal Papilla. These forms of Dermal Papilla may be totally different from one another, but their similarity is the dermal papilla itself.
My hope is that with the knowledge that I now have, you will be able to make an educated decision about what Dermal Papilla type to get rid of, what method to use to get rid of it, and how much money you should spend on the treatment. Hopefully, after you read this article, you will be able to make the correct decision for your needs.