Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition characterised by the darkening of certain areas on the skin due to an excess production of melanin, the pigment responsible for determining skin colour.
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What is Hyperpigmentation?

It appears as flat patches or spots that are darker than the surrounding skin and can vary in size, shape, and colour intensity. While this concern is generally harmless and does not cause any physical discomfort, it can be a source of concern for those affected, particularly due to its impact on aesthetics.

There are various types of hyperpigmentation, with some of the most common being melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), and age spots (lentigines). Melasma often affects women during pregnancy or while taking oral contraceptives and is typically characterised by larger, symmetrical patches on the face. PIH occurs as a result of skin injury or inflammation, such as: acne, cuts or burns, and tends to fade over time. Age spots, on the other hand, are associated with ageing and sun exposure, appearing predominantly on the face, hands and shoulders as they are more exposed to the sun.

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What Are the Causes of Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is influenced by various factors, the most prominent of which is sun exposure. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun stimulate melanocytes, the cells responsible for producing melanin, leading to increased pigmentation in certain areas. Other factors that can contribute to hyperpigmentation include hormonal changes, such as those occurring during pregnancy or with the use of certain medications, and skin injuries that trigger an inflammatory response.

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What Is the Treatment for Hyperpigmentation?

To manage this issue, individuals are advised to adopt protective measures against sun exposure, such as wearing sunscreen and protective clothing. Various topical treatments can be effective in lightening dark spots, including: Chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser therapies. At Prema, we recommend the use of the M22 laser to improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of dark patches.

What concerns are related to Hyperpigmentation?

  • Uneven skin tone
  • Patchy skin
  • Dark spots
  • Freckles

Treatments Spotlight

Acne Scarring Treatment

Treatment Category

Acne Scarring Treatment

Frequent and / or severe breakouts of spots and pimples (acne) can leave behind some scarring and skin discolouration (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation).

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Treatment Category

Pigmentation Treatment

At Prema we use the M22 laser, which includes Stellar IPL and ResurFX, as safe and effective treatments for pigmentation.

Skin Resurfacing

Treatment Category

Skin Resurfacing

Rejuvenate the complexion and reduce the appearance of common skin concerns, including: acne scarring, lines & wrinkles, pigmentation, age spots and sun damage

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