Hyperpigmentation occurs when excessive production of melanin (responsible for skin pigmentation) has caused a dark spot (small to large) on the surface of the skin.
- Hyperpigmentation caused by the sun’s UV rays or tanning booths: Most often occurs with freckles, age spots or uneven skin tone.
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation: Occurs frequently in areas of the skin that have had significant inflammatory trauma, such as inflammatory acne or sustained irritation.
- Melasma: Occurs mostly as symmetrical spots on the face. The most commonly affected areas are cheeks, chin, upper lip and forehead. This type of hyperpigmentation may be related to pregnancy, oral contraception, menopause or hormone intake.
Whatever your type of hyperpigmentation, a laser therapy session can help reduce your pigment spots.