Hyperpigmentation is a term for dark spots or patches on the skin. These spots or patches come from excess melanin production. Melanin is responsible for the tanning of skin exposed to sunlight.
While hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition, the best way to prevent hyperpigmentation is by wearing sunscreen. Let me repeat that - the best way to prevent hyperpigmentation is by wearing sunscreen.
Sunscreen will prevent UV rays from causing your skin cells to product more melanin, which can lead to hyperpigmentation.
If you're dealing with existing hyperpigmentation, there are several procedures that may help treat it.
If you aren't sure which treatment you should choose, schedule a consultation with me. I am happy to guide you in the best direction.