Skin pigmentation issues arise due to irregular deposition of melanin in the skin.

These factors may be genetic or may be activated by external and more controlable circumstances. Melanin is depostited in the skin by melanocytes. These cells have long arm-like extensions called dendrites that deposit the melanin into melanosomes for transport through the skin. The health of melanocytes is key to almost all pigmentation issues.

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