Don’t like the hyperpigmentation issues on your skin that causes you to hide your face? Hyperpigmentation is any area of darker discoloration that can take the form of sunspots, and scars left after an acne breakout or uneven brown patches on your face. It is a common problem and over 5 million Americans are plagued by hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation is usually not harmful, but it is stubborn to treat.
Pigmentation is the color of your skin that comes from melanin. Special cells in the skin make melanin, and when these cells become damaged, it affects melanin production. Too much melanin and your skin becomes darker, or dark spots appear. Pregnancy, Addison’s disease, and sun exposure can make your skin darker or cause dark spots.
Pigmentation will not fade by itself, and if you don’t like the excess pigmentation, treatment is available. Medspa dermatologists have many ways to help treat hyperpigmentation, and the tools they use depends on the type of hyperpigmentation, your skin tone, and how much downtime you can take.