Hyperpigmentation occurs when too much melanin, which gives colour to the skin, is produced, resulting in dark brown patches. Age spots or sun spots fall under the category of hyperpigmentation.
There are a number of causes of hyperpigmentation, including sun exposure, ageing, genetics, hormonal changes (such as pregnancy), certain medications and inflammation or injury of the skin.
While hyperpigmentation patches are not usually harmful, they can still be distressing for people who suffer with them, especially when they appear on the face and are difficult to cover.
Pigmentation and Age Spots Treatment
A skin resurfacer is like a very mild chemical peel; three resurfacers taken as a course can give the same result as a peel but without any downtime. Chemicals are applied to the skin in order to improve the overall tone and texture, as well as stimulating the skin to produce more collagen and elastin.