What is skin hyperpigmentation?
Skin hyperpigmentation is a condition in which there is an increase in the production or deposition of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color. This results in dark, irregular or brownish spots that can appear on various areas of the body, including the face.
Hyperpigmentation can be triggered by a variety of factors, including sun exposure, inflammation, hormonal changes and skin injuries.
Although it is not generally harmful to health, hyperpigmentation can affect people’s self-esteem and confidence. On this page, we will explore in depth what hyperpigmentation is, its main causes, ways to prevent it and a range of effective treatments available at Living Clinic to deal with this problem.
What are the causes of hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation on the skin can have several causes, including:
Sun Exposure: Excessive and unprotected exposure to the sun is one of the main causes of hyperpigmentation. Ultraviolet rays stimulate the production of melanin as a form of protection against sun damage;
Hormonal changes: Hormones, such as estrogen, can cause dark, irregular patches (melasma), often associated with pregnancy or the use of contraceptives;
Aging: Over time, skin can accumulate sun damage, leading to uneven distribution of pigment;
Inflammation: Skin lesions, such as acne or eczema, can trigger an inflammatory response that leads to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation;
Injuries and Wounds: Scars due to injuries, wounds or surgeries can result in hyperpigmentation in the affected area.
Treatment for skin hyperpigmentation
Living Clinic offers safe and effective treatments to help reduce and even out uneven skin pigmentation, including:
There will always be a specialized dermatological evaluation, so that we can recommend the most adequate solution for your specific case (which may be one of the solutions mentioned above or another that the dermatologist considers appropriate).
Schedule an appointment to hear the dermatologist’s recommendation for your particular case and clarify all your doubts.
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