Hyperpigmentation is the dark discoloration of the skin. It is a common skin problem that may occur at any stage of the life. More often we see pigmented skins in middle- age population. People with darker skin tones (African, Asian, and Mediterranean) are more prone to hyperpigmentation, especially if they have excess sun exposure.
Skin hyperpigmentation is caused by different factors:
Exogenous causes, like ultraviolet exposure, photosensitizing agents, cosmetics and endogenous causes like Celiac disease, Porphyria, pregnancy, liver disease, Addison’s disease, Hemochromatosis, pituitary tumor, genetic factor, some skin conditions like postinflamatory hyperpigmentation after acne.
Prior to treat hyperpigmentation is advisable to diagnose and control the cause of the condition.
For treatment of skin hyperpigmentation we offer the following procedures:
It is important to use sunscreen every day and re-apply a few times during a day, if necessary, to prevent hyperpigmentation.
It is advisable to use anti-pigmentation cosmetics a few weeks prior to performing the aesthetic procedure mentioned above, and to continue afterwards.