Hyperpigmentation is one of the most common skin concerns. A few freckles may be a great beauty accent, but uneven skin tone, blotchiness, and stubborn dark spots can keep us reaching for expensive creams, concealers, or foundations in the hope of improving our skin’s appearance. Wouldn’t we all love a more powerful and long-lasting (not to mention cost-effective) solution?
There are different types of hyperpigmentation such as age spots, freckles, melasma, and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation may occur or be worsened by sun exposure, certain medications, inflammatory skin conditions, injuries, hormone imbalances, pregnancy, or the use of contraception. While certain skin types are at higher risk of developing pigmentation issues, it’s essential to note that these issues can and do affect people of all skin types.
The most common areas for hyperpigmentation are the upper cheeks, sides of the jaw, upper lip, and forehead. Melasma, for example, has a trademark placement and pattern in these areas. This type of hyperpigmentation is often associated with pregnancy or medication use and may be exacerbated by sun exposure.
When dealing with hormonal pigmentation, we must treat with caution to avoid aggravating the problem and making it worse. That’s why it’s so important to speak with a trained professional to understand the best options for your skin type. Be it skincare, laser, microneedling, or combination therapy, our team of experts will help you achieve the skin of your dreams.