Hyperpigmentation - By Secret Faces
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Owned and operated by Darlene Walchuk RN, BScN.
Hyperpigmentation is a condition in which patches of skin become darker in colour than the normal surrounding skin.
This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin colour, forms deposits in the skin.
It affects people of all skin types.
Some forms of hyperpigmentation, including melasma and sunspots, are more likely to affect areas of skin that face sun exposure, including the face, arms, and legs.
Hyperpigmentation Types and Triggers
UV induced hyperpigmentation shows in the form of freckles, age spots and uneven skin tone. It is caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays (UVR), whether from the sun or tanning beds.
Post-Inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is found in areas of the skin that have been subjected to inflammation due to trauma, acne or irritation (fragrances). Inflammation stimulates Langerhans cells (immune cells), which alter the activity of melanocytes (skin cells), causing increased pigment production.
Melasma (chloasma) appears as symmetrical patches most often on the cheeks, chin, upper lip and forehead. It can be related to pregnancy, birth control pill, menopause or hormone replacement therapy.
IPL Photofacials with Lumecca™
Recommended Skin Care Products
Bright and Clear Solution
Even Tone Brightening Serum
Moisture Matt Broad Spectrum Sunscreen or Sheer Hydration Sunscreen tinted or untinted