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Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition where patches of skin are darker in colour compared to the surrounding skin. This happens because of excess production or collection of melanin (the pigment responsible for giving colour to the skin, hair, and eyes). Hyperpigmentation is caused by many factors, which may include:

        • Prolonged sun exposure
        • Hormonal changes
        • Skin abrasions
        • Inflammation
        • Certain prescriptions
        • Genetic predisposition
        • Sunspots or age spots: Also known as solar lentigines, they appear due to prolonged sun exposure
        • Melasma

Melasma mainly influences women; typically appears as tan, brown, or grayish-brown patches on the skin, often on the face, triggered by hormonal changes (such as increased estrogen levels), inflammation or prolonged sun exposure. Up to this date, there is no treatment that can fully cure melasma once it has developed on the face. The science behind melasma is that melanin is shown as patchy discolouration spots at the surface of the face. These melanin are produced by melanocytes (melanin production factories). These melanocytes (melanin production factories) control the melanin at the face automatically, once these melanocytes lose control and start overproducing, they keep producing melanin continuously. There is no treatment to regulate the melanocytes. In YHVH Medical & Aesthetic Clinic, we manage melasma by removing the melanin from the skin surface and quarantine these melanocytes (melanin production factories). We have the following aesthetic treatments to manage melasma.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some tips to help prevent hyperpigmentation:

  • Sun protection: Protecting your skin from the sun prevents hyperpigmentation. Consult with a medical professional for more information.
  • Avoid trauma to the skin: Certain skin injuries or trauma can lead to hyperpigmentation.
  • Treat skin conditions: Properly managing underlying skin conditions can help prevent hyperpigmentation.
  • Gentle skincare routine: Establish a skincare routine focusing on gentle cleansing and regular exfoliation to promote healthy skin. You can get products from AlumierMD if you register through YHVH Medical & Aesthetics Clinic.
  • Use brightening products: Incorporate skincare products that help fade existing hyperpigmentation and even out skin tone. You can get products from AlumierMD if you register through YHVH Medical & Aesthetics Clinic.
  • Healthy lifestyle habits: Maintain a healthy lifestyle to support overall skin health.
In some cases, hyperpigmentation may fade naturally over time, mainly if it is caused by temporary factors such as prolonged sun exposure or hormonal changes. However, the duration and extent of the prominence of the hyperpigmentation depends on several factors, including the underlying cause of hyperpigmentation.