A common condition known as hyperpigmentation causes some skin parts to be darker than others. Spots or patches of hyperpigmentation may be brown, black, grey, red, or pink. These spots are also known as liver spots, age spots, or sunspots. Although heightened pigmentation is typically not dangerous, it may signify another illness. Read More


What causes hyperpigmentation?

Melanin, a pigment produced by skin cells, gives skin its colour. Skin cells may produce excessive melanin if they are harmed or unhealthy. The melanin may collect and clump in that location, causing the skin to appear darker.

Common hyperpigmentation disorders include:

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Genetics
  • Hormone changes
  • Lack of nutrients
  • Lack of vitamins
  • Medication
  • Melasma
  • Pregnancy
  • Skin injuries
  • Sun damage
  • Thyroid disorders

Types of hyperpigmentation

There are three main types of hyperpigmentation, and these include:

  • Age spots or sunspots - Age spots develop on parts of your body that are frequently exposed to the sun's rays, such as your hands and cheeks.
  • Melasma - Brown or grey patches of skin often form on the face due to melasma, a common pigmentation Hormonal imbalances play a role in the development of melasma, which is common during pregnancy.
  • Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation - Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, also known as hyper melanosis, is the outcome of excessive melanin production or abnormal melanin deposition in the dermis or epidermis after inflammation.

What are the symptoms?

Hyperpigmentation doesn't result in any symptoms besides dark spots. You should speak with a member of our team at Restore right away if you have skin spots that produce any other symptoms.

How do you treat hyperpigmentation?

Depending on the specific needs of your particular skin type, the best treatment will vary. The optimal course of action for you will be decided in consultation with a Restore team member. Your medical history and previous skin damage significantly influence the type of treatment you require. Chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, retinoids, topical medications, and laser procedures are all examples of therapies. Once you've had any treatment, our staff at Restore will also suggest lifestyle modifications and guide you on maintaining your skincare routine.


1Can hyperpigmentation spread?
Hyperpigmentation can spread if you do not effectively take care of and treat the condition. Our team at Restore can help prevent the spread of hyperpigmentation.
2Can you cure hyperpigmentation?
You can both reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation or remove it by receiving one of our specialised treatments at Restore. Some forms of hyperpigmentation cannot be cured. It can, however, be managed.
3Does my diet affect my hyperpigmentation?
Consuming an anti-oxidant-rich hyperpigmentation diet can help lessen skin darkening. Your diet, therefore, can play an essential role in controlling this condition.


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