While visible brown spots may be irritating, large patches of hyperpigmentation are even more pressing. Large areas of darkened skin cloud your face and break up your even complexion. Those struggling with hyperpigmentation or melasma can find it difficult to discover effective treatment on their own, as home remedies are largely inadequate. Melasma can appear anywhere on the faces, on the forearms, the neck, and other areas with frequent sun exposure, making it a prominent concern.
It’s time to try something new. A variety of cosmetic treatments will improve your melasma, and yield beautiful results for your skin.
Causes of hyperpigmentation
We know that hyperpigmentation is typically caused by UV exposure, with the sun’s rays triggering excess melanin production. But melasma is a slightly different concern, and one that still has somewhat mysterious origins. While it is a common condition, the medical community is still learning more about its specific causes. Some theories include:
- Pregnancy, as many pregnant women develop melasma, which is also known as “pregnancy mask”
- Hormone fluctuations
- Certain medications that increase the skin’s likelihood of developing pigment
These treatments help rejuvenate the skin’s epidermis and break up added melanin within the skin. Hyperpigmentation will clear away, improving your skin’s tone. We will examine your skin and discuss which treatment might yield the best results. Schedule a facial consultation in Elmhurst, IL today to begin.