What Causes Dark Spots and Uneven Skin Tone?

What Causes Dark Spots and Uneven Skin Tone?

Understanding Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation can be caused by many factors including aging, sun exposure and skin conditions. As we age, the production of melanin slows down which causes our skin to lighten or even lose pigment. Exposure to UV rays from the sun can also cause hyperpigmentation. It can affect people of all ethnicities but it seems to occur more often in those with darker skin tones such as Spanish, Asian and African American women. Hyperpigmentation has been linked to other diseases such as melasma and chloasma that are triggered by hormones.

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition that causes dark spots on the skin. It's typically caused by an overproduction of melanin, which can happen for a number of reasons and has many potential treatments.

The most common cause of hyperpigmentation is when melanocytes (cells in the body that produce melanin) are producing too much pigment, such as during pregnancy or puberty. This excess production may be triggered by hormones or certain medications, and it can lead to dark patches on your face, hands and arms. The good news is there are many treatment options available today!

Hyperpigmentation, also called melasma or chloasma, is an abnormal darkening of the skin. 

Causes of Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation can be caused by natural factors like aging, hormonal changes and sunlight exposure. Hyperpigmentation can also be a side effect of certain medications like birth control pills, some acne medications, and other types of drugs for treating cancer.

Treatments for Hyperpigmentation 

For hyperpigmentation that leave dark spots or uneven skin on your face that are difficult to cover up with makeup, fortunately there are treatments available such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser therapy which will help reduce these dark spots over time.

All treatments can be effective but not all are able to utilize these treatments due to something known as Post inflammatory Hyperpigmentation. At Dermaesthetics we offer a series of products to support professional treatments and to safely lift and reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven discoloration. 

Dark Spot Clearer Set Solution

The Dermaesthetics Dark Spot Clearer set contains ingredients that's not only clinically proven but also has ingredients that support your skin's natural turnover cycle such as arbutin and licorice root extract which inhibits tyrosine production in order to promote even skin tone and brighten your complexion. With consistent use, results are seen within as little as 12-36 days!

This all-in-one routine includes everything you need to diminish pigmentation and reveal a radiant, even skin tone. This four-product set targets a range of pigmentation including, age spots, sunspots, melasma, and acne scarring.

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