Dr. Indira Misra-Higgins and the medical team at Beverly Hills Skin Care Institute help many patients experiencing hyperpigmentation in Beverly Hills, MI. Hyperpigmentation can be a symptom of several things, but if it is changing the appearance of your skin and affecting your confidence to put your best face forward, we can help. Keep reading about hyperpigmentation and how we can help reduce dark spots.
What Is Hyperpigmentation?
Melanin is the substance that gives skin its pigment and it is produced by cells we all have called melanocytes. Hyperpigmentation is a term for skin that becomes darker (usually in patches) than the skin surrounding it due to excess production of melanin. Hyperpigmentation is a generally harmless occurrence, but if you don't like the appearance of dark spots we can help.
What Causes Hyperpigmentation?
If you are experiencing hyperpigmentation in Beverly Hills, MI, it can be a symptom of a few things. Some common causes are:
- Acne - discoloration that remains after an acne blemish has healed.
- Sun exposure- Age spots or liver spots are common patches of dark skin caused by exposure to UV rays.
- Hormones - Your hormones can also have an effect on your skin's pigmentation. Melasma or a 'pregnancy mask' is a common condition among women who are pregnant or on birth control.
- Medications - Hyperpigmentation can be a side effect of certain medications like chemotherapy drugs.
What Can I Do About Hyperpigmentation?
The most important thing you can do to prevent dark spots is to protect your skin from UV rays, especially if you are on birth control medication or pregnant. You can do this by staying out of the sun during peak hours, covering your skin with UV-protective clothing, and sticking to a sunscreen regimen.
Despite our best efforts to preserve our skin, most people experience sun damage or dark spots at some point as they age. We can help lighten dark spots with chemical peels and laser procedures.
Get Help With Hyperpigmentation
Beverly Hills Skin Care Institute is here for all your skincare needs. Dr. Misra-Higgins treats hyperpigmentation in Beverly Hills, MI, to help you look and feel your best. Contact us for an appointment at (248) 723-5802.