Skin pigmentation refers to the color of an individual's skin, which is primarily determined by the amount and distribution of a pigment called melanin. Melanin is produced by specialized cells called melanocytes, which are located in the skin's basal layer. The amount and type of melanin produced by these cells depend on a range of factors, including genetics, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and hormonal influences.
People of different ethnicities have different levels of melanin, which gives their skin varying shades of brown, black, white, and other colors. People with more melanin tend to have darker skin, while those with less melanin tend to have lighter skin.
Skin pigmentation can also be affected by various factors such as sun exposure, medications, hormonal changes, and certain medical conditions. Changes in skin pigmentation can be temporary or permanent and may manifest as patches of lighter or darker skin.
Precious Medical Centre
290 Orchard Road, #12-01 Paragon Medical
(Lobby E & F), Singapore 238859
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 12:30pm
Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays.
The schedule and availability of our GP doctors may change without prior notice. Last GP appointment on weekdays is 3:40pm please contact us for the updated schedule.