Avané Clinic
Dr. Pancholi

Skin Care Tips: Hyperpigmentation Causes and Treatment

April 8, 2019

I have encountered people who just shrug off tiny face discoloration as freckles, but after it gets a bit worse, you can tell that it is more than that.

Human skin contains melanocyte cells that produce melanin, a pigment found in the skin, hair and eyes, through a process called melanogenesis. Too much melanin leads to hyperpigmented skin, common examples of which include freckles and age spots

Hyperpigmentation, or darkening, can be a result of any type of skin trauma—a breakout, a bug bite, or even an area you scratched or picked a few times. That, and exposure to the sun. Skin often releases color in response to injury, and it can take months for the color to fade. Thankfully, there are tools to expedite the fading. While hyperpigmentation is not a serious medical condition, you may want to seek treatment for cosmetic reasons.

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