Hyperpigmentation, commonly known as pigmentation, is a conditioning of darkening of skin. Many women resort to using concealers, foundation and harmful cosmetics to cover up uneven skin tone. Hyperpigmentation can be a symptom of an underlying medical issue and can cause your skin to look uneven, unhealthy and aging. Although it can be easily concealed with makeup, everyone wants to have a skin that is clear, bright, even-toned, firm and healthy.
Hyperpigmentation can occur as dark patches or spots on skin (melasma), freckles, dark circles and tanning giving skin a dull and uneven complexion. It is often accompanied with uneven skin texture, open pores and acne. Hyperpigmentation is caused by excessive production of Melanin, a pigment that gives the skin its colour. Hyper-pigmentation can be difficult to control because typical skin care products lack the right scientific approach to address the problem of over-production of melanin. Exposure to sun, hormonal changes, genetics, allergic reactions, oral contraceptives & pregnancy, harmful cosmetic products and some medications contribute to changes in pigmentation. These can range from freckles, sunspots, age spots to melasma and can occur on the face or body at any age. Not using sunscreen can contribute significantly to pigmentation as UV radiations in sunlight increases Melanin production. Improper use of chemical peels, facial treatments and skincare products, including instant brightening creams, with steroids also cause pigmentation and damage to the skin.
To avoid future pigmentation and sun damage use sunscreen (SPF 30+) regularly and consume healthy food rich in nutrients and antioxidants.
Hyper-pigmentation can be treated effectively with proper medication and non-invasive treatments like Chemical Peels, Lasers, Microdermabrasion, Derma Rollers (Micro-Needling), Photo Rejuvenation (Photofacial) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment. Any area of your face and body can be treated for pigmentation problems. The most common areas are face, neck, hands, chest and shoulders which are exposed maximum to the damaging effects of the sun.
At Skin Hair & You, we advise the most effective pigmentation treatment after clinical examination and assessment of your skin. All the treatments are done only by the trained medical experts and follow strict safety protocols.