Hyperpigmentation is a common skin complaint that impacts more of us than one might think. These dark patches of skin often occur on the hands, face and other areas that receive sun exposure. It is caused by an increase of melanin, a natural pigment that gives hair, eyes, and skin their colour. Whilst every skin is different, these are the possible underlying triggers that could be behind yours…
- Sun exposure – More sun equals more pigmentation, so wear that SPF daily!
- Hormones – Pregnant women or those dealing with hormone imbalances can experience pigmentation.
- Age – Those over the age of 40 often notice an increase in dark marks.
- Skin injuries and inflammation – Scarring from acne, burns, cuts or Psoriasis can often darken once the area has healed.
- Illnesses or medications – Some pigmentation is the result of autoimmune diseases, metabolic disorders or even vitamin deficiencies. Some chronic medications can also result in pigmentation over time.
Ask us about our range of treatments geared towards the effective treatment and prevention of hyperpigmentation.