Melasma & Hyperpigmentation

Melasma & Hyperpigmentation

Both melasma and hyperpigmentation are characterized by excessive pigment depositions in the skin. They appear as splotchy light or dark discolourations on the face, generally appearing in the area of the upper cheeks, forehead, and jawline.

Melasma is a type of hyperpigmentation, generally caused by hormonal changes in the body. 

What Causes Melasma & Hyperpigmentation? 

Some causes of hyperpigmentation are unknown. It tends to occur suddenly as a result of pregnancy or the use of oral contraption; however, it may also occur in the absence of these factors.

While it tends to mostly affect women, it has been known to affect everyone. Generally, it affects men at a lower rate. Those who have darker complexions and who tan well can be at a slightly higher risk.

The Problem With Melasma & Hyperpigmentation

Melasma can be concerning to those who develop it. While it’s important to confirm that your darker pigmentations are melasma, this is not a dangerous condition to have.

Melasma affects many people’s confidence and self-assurance. Addressing this concern can potentially alleviate these feelings of embarrassment or shame. However, this is a completely common skincare condition. While it may be a concern of yours in regards to your appearance, it’s important to remember it is harmless.   

If you’re looking to diminish the signs of hyperpigmentation, there are many options available to you such as IPL, JetPeel, SkinPen as well as skincare creams. 

Learn more about each treatment option below or contact our team to discuss a personalized treatment plan today.

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