What is skin hyperpigmentation?

This condition can occur in all skin types.

Hyperpigmentation is a condition in which patches of become darker in colour than the normal surrounding skin. Their presence can cause much distress to some people. These brown patches, marks, splotches can be caused by excessive sun exposure, hormone imbalances, inflammation and injury to the skin. Hyperpigmentation can affect the whole body but the most common areas are the face, neck and décolletage. It is notoriously difficult and sometimes frustrating to treat.

 

With appropriate treatment, it is possible to: 

  • Fade off brown patches
  • Reduce the recurrence of melasma
  • Even out skin tone
  • Bring out a new glow

A personal consultation with the doctor is required prior to any treatment, in order to create a customized plan that will ensure optimal results for you. 

Truth or Myth?

"If the pigment cannot be removed completely, it’s better not to start any treatment."

 

Some pigments can be difficult to remove, let alone remove all of them completely. However, there are situations where it is possible to reduce the pigments and allow the area to look lighter. It is worth trying as it can potentially help achieve a more even skin tone when applying makeup or when going skin au naturale!