Hyperpigmentation Treatment

At Elite Facials in Los Angeles, CA, we offer a variety of hyperpigmentation treatment options  via any one of our spa facials or other skin treatments— leaving your skin bright and glowing.

What Is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a descriptor that depicts darker-looking skin rather than a medical disease. It can:

  • show up in small patches
  • encompass large areas
  • impact the whole body

While increased pigmentation is ordinarily harmless, it can be a sign of a more serious medical problem.

Different types of hyperpigmentation include:

  • Melasma: Believed to be caused by changes in hormones; may develop when pregnant
  • Sunspots: Common, related to excessive sun exposure
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation: Result of skin inflammation or injury; common cause is acne

Causes of Hyperpigmentation

Excess melanin synthesis is a common cause of hyperpigmentation. Melanin is a pigment found in the skin that gives it its color. Melanocytes, which are skin cells, generate it. Several conditions or factors can influence melanin production in your body.

Hyperpigmentation can be caused by some drugs. As a side effect, some chemotherapy medications might produce hyperpigmentation.

Pregnancy alters hormone levels and, in certain women, can impact melanin production.

Addison’s disease, a rare endocrine condition, can cause hyperpigmentation, which is most visible in areas of sun exposure, such as the face, neck, and hands, and areas of friction, such as the elbows and knees.

Hyperpigmentation is caused by an increase in the level of a hormone in your body, which causes greater melanin synthesis.

Too much sun exposure can also increase melanin levels.

At Elite Facials in Los Angeles, CA, we offer you various hyperpigmentation treatment options!

Products & Services We Offer for Hyperpigmentation Treatment

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