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Let's Talk: Spots! (Hyperpigmentation)



Let’s talk about SPOTS, baby!⁣

Aka Hyperpigmentation⁣

What is it?⁣

Darkened areas of the skin, ie: Melasma, sunspots, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.⁣

What causes it?⁣

Hyperpigmentation is a direct result of an increased level of a hormone in your body that results in increased melanin synthesis. Excessive sun exposure can also cause an increase in melanin as well as trauma to the skin from wounds, burns, or acne. ⁣

How do I treat it?⁣

•Skin care products containing Hydroquinone⁣

•Use a sunscreen daily. Reapply it every 2 hours if you’re out in the sun⁣

•Chemical Peels⁣

•Laser Treatment⁣

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