Hyperpigmentation

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What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a common condition that makes some areas of the skin darker than others. (“Hyper” means more, and “pigment” means color).

Hyperpigmentation can appear as brown, black, gray, red or pink spots or patches.

Who gets Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation can affect people of any race or ethnicity.

What causes Hyperpigmentation?

Skin gets its color from a substance called melanin, and when these skin cells are damaged, they can produce too much melanin.

Many things can cause hyperpigmentation:

  • Adrenal disorders such as Addison’s disease.
  • Genetics.
  • Hormonal changes like puberty or pregnancy.
  • Injury to the skin- post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • Medications like oral contraceptives or drugs that cause sensitivity to light.
  • Melasma.
  • Vitamin deficiencies.
  • Sun damage.
  • Thyroid disorders.

How to prevent hyperpigmentation?

Avoid exposure to the sun and use a sunscreen with Zinc/ Titanium dioxide listed as ingredients. Also avoid picking at the skin.

Millefiori treatments that will help: Picosure Laser Focus Treatments, CORE, Perfect Peels, Brightening Diamond Glows, and Micropeels.

Types of Hyperpigmentation?

The cause of hyperpigmentation depends on the type. The most common causes of hyperpigmentation are:

  • Sun exposure.
  • Skin inflammation.
  • Melasma.
  • Reactions to drug use.
  • Medical conditions.

Why treat Hyperpigmentation?

Although hyperpigmentation is harmless, some people wish to get rid of it. There are a range of possible treatment methods.

Some treatment methods offered at Millefiori include:

  • Topical creams
  • Hydroquinone
  • Retinoids
  • Vitamin C
  • Cosmetic procedures

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