Hyperpigmentation of the skin is a common skin concern that affects more woman than men. It is a bigger problem in darker skins where it is also the most difficult to treat. Melasma is a form of pigmentation where there is a genetic predisposition.
Pigmentation can occur for the first time in pregnancy as a result of hormonal changes. Hormone treatments are also a common precipitant.
Post inflammatory pigmentation occurs secondary to skin conditions like acne and eczema or skin trauma.
Sun exposure worsens all forms of pigmentation
There are numerous ingredients in cosmeceutical products that work synergistically to lighten and control pigmentation.
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