Hyperpigmentation Causes and Treatment Options

Hyperpigmentation Causes and Treatment Options

Pigmentation is marks of discoloration caused on the forehead and cheeks because of sun exposure. It happens when melanin [skin pigment] accumulates on your skin. Generally, pigmentation is tissue coloration that is revealed on the skin in the form of melisma, flat pigmented birthmarks freckles, and age spots. Melasma and freckles are popularly referred to as brown face patches or pregnancy mask, while age spots are called sunspots.

Today, pigmentation marks can be treated easily with skin pigmentation treatment at a laser skin clinic. People residing around Wentworthville visit Mouda skin clinic for any kind of pigmentation removal. The clinic uses the latest Candela technology for even complexion.

What are the causes of hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation occurs when melanin production increases making spots on the skin darker. Hyperpigmentation is triggered because of –

  • Sun exposure
  • Excessive use of deodorants, soaps, cosmetics, and perfumes
  • Repeated pregnancies
  • Genetic disorder
  • The reaction of drug use [tricyclic anti-depressants or anti-malarial drugs]
  • Skin injury
  • General aging
  • Medical conditions like Hemochromatosis and Addison’s disease

Pigmentation roots permanent damaging effects. Therefore, it is essential to treat the affected area frequently via laser pigmentation removal. It helps to enhance skin tone and collagen levels. However, there are other treatment options to treat pigmentation.

Hyperpigmentation treatment options


It is a cosmetic process conducted at the dermatologist’s office. Fine crystals get sprayed on your skin to exfoliate the upper skin layer. Thus, the dark spots on the skin get sanded away. It is a process, which takes less than half an hour and you can quickly regain your normal routine task.

Chemical peels 

It is an exhaustive treatment, where beta hydroxy acid or alpha-hydroxy acid peels are used to exfoliate the brown spots. Approximately 4 to 6 peels are needed to eliminate the marks on the skin.

IPL [Intense Pulsed Light] photo rejuvenation

In this treatment, several skin issues can be treated at the same time. 50% of brown spots get reduced and it offers skin a youthful glow. The IPL device emits light with wide color range and wavelength that covers a large skin area and treats different skin layers, simultaneously.

Hyperpigmentation laser

Laser treatment needs an expert technician to perform the process accurately or skin can get damaged. Lasers are light-emitting devices that give specific wavelengths targeted to address particular skin issues. Dense melanin pigment that causes discoloration gets eliminated with these devices along with brown spots.

Topical creams

Skin lightening products include ingredients that help to reduce blemishes, pigmentation, discoloration, and skin tone. Ingredients like –

  • Glutathione
  • Arbutin
  • Hydroquinone
  • Kojic acid

Benefits of hyperpigmentation treatment

  • Skin glows radiantly
  • Offers smooth skin with a reduced pore size
  • Skin hyperpigmentation improves dramatically
  • Treats melasma
  • Controls and prevents acne spots
  • Cosmetic pigmentation treatment of small marks to large spotted areas is possible
  • Advanced techniques allow to increase collagen and obstructs scar formation
  • A safe and quick recovery treatment option
  • The procedure is comfortable and affordable

Melasma affects women a lot and is common in those having dark skin. Hyperpigmentation and melasma overstimulation can be diagnosed with the help of special light. The dermatologist then recommends a treatment plan.

Rejuvenate your skin and offer it a spotless and young look!