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Hyperpigmentation

WHAT IS HYPERPIGMENATION?
Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition in which patches of skin become darker than the surrounding skin.

WHAT IS HYPERPIGMENATION?

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition in which patches of skin become darker than the surrounding skin. Some of the most forms of hyperpigmentation include age spots and melasma. Age spots, or liver spots, are the smaller brown dots that develop on the face and hands. Melasma usually appears in bigger patches and is often the result of hormonal changes. Melasma is often referred to as the “mask of pregnancy” because it commonly develops on the faces of pregnant women.

WHAT CAUSES HYPERPIGMENTATION?

Aside from hormonal shifts that cause melasama, most hyperpigmentation is caused by excessive sun exposure. The sun’s UV rays end up causing your skin to react in order to protect itself from damage. While those with lighter skin tend to fare worse when exposed to UV rays, everyone can end up with brown spots. Brown spots are your body’s natural defense, but only some people will develop these over time as it depends on genetics as well as how diligent you are to protect yourself against the sun when outside. The cause of these spots is an overproduction of melanin that may also be due to aging.

WHERE DO AGE SPOTS OCCUR?

Age spots can occur virtually anywhere on your body — but they will mostly appear in places that are exposed to direct sunlight. These places include the:

  • Face
  • Back of the hands
  • Shoulders
  • Upper back
  • Forearms
  • Stomach
  • Legs

WHAT TREATMENTS ARE PROVIDED AT NOUVEAU MEDSPAS IN GIG HARBOR?

If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, and you’d like to remove age spots or melasma from your face and body, schedule a consultation at Nouvea Medspas. Our very own Dr. Rubin uses Icon laser treatments at our medspa in Gig Harbor, Washington. During your initial consultation, Dr. Rubin will create a custom treatment plan for you. To get started, schedule online or give us a call at (253) 358-3667.

*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed



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