Color (Pigmentation) Disorder
Pigmentation problems are a common consequence of deep partial- and full-thickness burns, other skin trauma, and surgical procedures.
Altered skin pigmentation in scars, can result from increased or decreased pigment (melanin), abnormal pigment (melanin) distribution, or deposition of exogenous substances.
In principle, a distinction is made between too much skin pigment (hyperpigmentation) and too little skin pigment (hypopigmentation). In scars, both conditions often occur at the same time.
Both hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation can cause esthetic and psychological issues, which may influence quality of life.
Too much (Hyperpigmentation)