Hyperpigmentation - By Secret Faces

Secret Faces provides the best in medical aesthetics and the ultimate rejuvenating experience.
Owned and operated by Darlene Walchuk RN, BScN.



Hyperpigmentation is a condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin.


This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin. 

It affects people of all skin types.


Some forms of hyperpigmentation, including melasma and sun spots, 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.

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Non-Surgical Solutions

IPL Photofacials with Lumecca™

Chemical Facial Peels



Recommended Skin Care Products

AlumierMD Skin Care

Bright and Clear Solution


Everative C&E

Lightening Lotion

Even Tone Brightening Serum

Intellibright Complex


Enzymatic Peel

Moisture Matt Broad Spectrum Sunscreen or Sheer Hydration Sunscreen tinted or untinted