Hyperpigmentation Overview

Hyperpigmentation is an area of the skin that is darker than the surrounding tissue. It can take on many forms and worsen over time if left untreated. Hyperpigmentation is benign (non-cancerous) and does not have any health risks.

What Causes Hyperpigmentation?

Sun damage is the primary cause of hyperpigmentation. Other causes can be inflammation, skin injuries, or hormonal imbalances.

Are There Different Types of Hyperpigmentation?

  • Freckles can occur throughout the face and body to sun-exposed areas.
  • Melasma appears as splotchy patches in irregular shapes on the face and neck.
  • Sun Spots are small, flat dark spots that typically happen on the face, neck, chest, and hands.
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can be pink, red, or brown and is a result of trauma to the skin.

What Treatment Options Are Available?

Pigmentation issues can be stubborn and difficult to correct. We use the latest, most advanced treatments to ensure an optimal outcome.

During your consultation, one of our board-certified dermatologists will assess your condition and customize a treatment plan. From skin-lightening creams to biological remedies to narrowband UV phototherapy, we can help you address your aesthetic concerns.