Tag Archive: pigmentation

Jul 30

How to Treat Hyperpigmentation – Health Article

Most pigment changes in the skin can be attributed to two major factors: hormonal shifts (pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptives are likely culprits) and prolonged exposure to the sun. An old injury, a disease, or an incorrectly adminis­tered cosmetic procedure can also contribute to this uneven accumulation of skin pigment in the form of postinflam­matory hyperpigmentation. When the cause is hormonal, the pigmentation is called melasma, and it shows up as irregularly shaped blotches, usually on the cheeks, forehead, and upper lip. Melasma is a very common condition but, unfortunately, one of the most difficult to eliminate completely. A few lucky patients might see it go away on its own.

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