Hyperpigmentation is the condition associated with the darkening of certain areas of the skin. The condition is caused by increased melanin production. It may result from exposure to the sun, inflammation and skin injuries. It is also associated with a range of diseases and conditions, including Addison’s disease, celiac disease and pregnancy. Individuals with ethnic skin tones are more likely to experience hyperpigmentation, particularly if they have spent prolonged periods of time in the sun.
Remove Brown Spots on Skin
Removing the brown spots associated with hyperpigmentation takes time and patience. Recommended treatments for hyperpigmentation include depigmentation creams and serums, skin peels, pigment regulators and tranexamic acid injections. The type of treatment an individual requires will depend upon the severity of their condition.
Pigment regulators, such as Avénes D-pigment and Skinceuticals pigment regulator, provide relief from brown spots. These creams lighten and reduce the appearance of existing hyperpigmentation and protect the skin from future discolouration.
As UV light stimulates activity in melanin producing cells, individuals with hyperpigmentation must ensure that their skin is provided with adequate UVA and UVB protection at all times, even if they have undergone treatment.