Almost every single one of us suffers from some sort of skin related issues at one point or another in our lives. There are all kinds of disorders that tend to affect us, ranging from acne, to eczema, keloids, wrinkles, fine lines, Vitiligo, skin tags, urticaria and so much more. Not to mention the various signs of aging and sun damage. However, today, our topic of discussion is Hyperpigmentation, what is it, its common causes, how it affects people of color and the possible treatment choices. Hyperpigmentation, as the word itself suggests, refers to an increased or over production of the skin’s pigment causing compound, melanin, in singular or multiple spots across the skin’s surface.
Quite a common condition, hyperpigmentation is usually considered harmless and is characterized by dark spots or patches found of different areas of the body such as the face, hands and feet.