Uneven pigmentation can affect anyone of any age. The condition is often associated with a slow onset and this means that it only becomes noticeable over time. It can dent an individual’s confidence in their appearance. Furthermore, it can make a person look older. The condition can be treated successfully through the use of specialist treatments.
What is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is the name given to a broad range of conditions that result from melanin-producing skin cells going into overdrive. Melanin determines the colour of the skin and this means that an overproduction of melanin in certain areas can result in an area of skin that is darker than usual. Melasma is one of a variety of hyperpigmentation conditions affecting the skin. This condition is commonly seen in women who have fluctuating hormone levels or who are overly sensitive to normal hormone levels.
For those with more stubborn dark spots, one or more specialist treatments may be required. These treatments include deep skin peels, medical grade de-pigmenting creams and tranexamic acid injections.