Hyperpigmentation or dark spot can be caused by sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries, including those related to acne. People with darker Asian, Mediterranean, or African skin tones are also more prone to hyperpigmentation, especially if they have excess sun exposure.

Many forms of hyperpigmentation are caused by an excess production of melanin. Hyperpigmentation can be diffuse or crucial, affecting such areas as the face and the back of the hands. Melanin is a class of pigment responsible for producing color in the body in places such as the eyes, skin, and hair. Hyperpigmentation can be very difficult to treat at home, it normally requires medical intervention because over the counter treatments do not work. A professional skin care therapist needs to seek the best solution for treating it.

Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and compound creams are just a few of the ways that can be used to treat this skin ailment.

Hyperpigmentation is not only a rampant condition; it’s one that can also be particularly stubborn to treat. In fact, both skin care professionals—who lament the challenges of treating hyperpigmented skin—and clients—who suffer through years of unsuccessful attempts at eliminating it—are challenged by this condition.