First things first. Go to a dermatologist. Once they confirm that it is hyperpigmentation, don’t panic. It’s not dangerous to your health, it is however, probably something that you wish would go away. Well good news, it can. But before we get to that…

 

What is hyperpigmentation?

 

Hyperpigmentation is a broad term used to identity any discoloured patches of skin that have become darker than the skin surrounding it. Levels of melanin in the skin are what determine the skin tone and colour, and hyperpigmentation happens when deposits of melanin build up in small patches of skin.

 

It can remain small or cover large sections of skin, and it typically occurs on the face or hands. It can happen to anyone of any race. It typically happens on the face, but it can also show up on arms or hands.

 

What causes hyperpigmentation?

 

It can be caused by external and internal influences, like sun damage, or from acne scarring, even a past eczema flare-ups. A surgery or an injury that caused inflammation of the skin is another possible cause of hyperpigmentation.

 

And as many pregnant women can tell you, they can also appear as the result of a very sudden change in hormone levels. This specific kind is called Melasma.

 

How you can cure it?

 

Thankfully, you have options when it comes to treating this skin condition. Learn more about the different treatments available and which one is best for you today.