Hyperpigmentation, age spots or melasma are common skin conditions to experience. Hyperpigmentation can occur when melanin is overproduced in certain spots on the skin and results in darkened patches on the skin. There are many types of hyperpigmentation, but the following are the most common:

  1. Overproduction of melanin can lead to uneven skin pigmentation (or hyperpigmentation as it is often known) across the skin. Dark spots – known as age spots or sun spots – or dark patches of skin frequently appear on the face, neck décolleté,  hands, arms and other parts of the body regularly exposed to the sun. They tend to be small, dark patches of skin.
  2. Melasma or chloasma can occur as a result of hormonal influences such as pregnancy and birth control pills, and causes dark and irregularly shaped areas on the face or arms.
  3. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can occur when a skin injury or trauma heals and leaves a flat area of discolouration behind. It’s commonly found among acne sufferers.


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