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Hyperpigmentation

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    Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless ailment in which areas of the skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin.
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    Those who do not take proper care of their skin while in the sun or those who are pregnant or using birth control pills are at a greater risk for some types of hyperpigmentation. Having a blood relative with freckles will make a person more at risk to have hyperpigmentation as well.

About

Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless ailment in which areas of the skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin.

Causes and Symptoms

There are several different types and causes of hyperpigmentation, including liver spots (solar lentigines), age spots (seborrheic keratoses), freckles, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. These last dark spots can be caused by the inflammation resulting from an initial skin condition like acne, a bug bite, or an injury. Some types of hyperpigmentation, like seborrheic keratoses and lentigines, are genetic and increase in number with age or sun exposure.

Risk Factors

Sun exposure is a risk factor in the development and/or exacerbation of most causes of hyperpigmentation.

Diagnosis

A provider will examine the skin to diagnose the type of hyperpigmentation and determine an appropriate treatment. Treatments include prescription creams or laser procedures that reduce the hyperpigmentation of the skin. Sun protection is typically a critical part of treating or preventing recurrence of hyperpigmentation.

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American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

Treatment

Treatment

A provider will examine the skin to diagnose the type of hyperpigmentation and can prescribe creams and/or recommend procedures that minimize and prevent hyperpigmentation of the skin.

*Source:

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

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  1. Obagi® Nu-Derm Blender
     

    Obagi® Nu-Derm® Blender

    Targets hyperpigmentation and increases the penetration of the system's active ingredients. Learn More
  2. Obagi® Nu-Derm Clear
     

    Obagi® Nu-Derm® Clear

    4% hydroquinone formula corrects hyperpigmentation and evens skin tone. Learn More
  3. Obagi® Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte
     

    Obagi® Nu-Derm® Exfoderm Forte

    An exfoliating lotion for normal to oily skin. Learn More
  4. Nu-Derm Foaming Gel
     

    Obagi® Nu-Derm® Foaming Gel

    A gel-based cleanser that removes impurities, oil, and makeup. Learn More
  5. Nu-Derm Toner
     

    Obagi® Nu-Derm® Toner

    Restores your skin to its natural pH. Learn More
  6. SkinMedica Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum
     

    SkinMedica Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum

    Lytera® 2.0 is an advanced Pigment Correcting Serum, formulated to address the appearance of stubborn skin discoloration. Safe to use during pregnancy! Learn More
  7. TNS Essential Serum®
     

    SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum®

    All-in-one skin rejuvenating treatment improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and texture. Learn More
  8. SkinMedica Vitalize Peel
     

    Vitalize Peel

    This peel helps fight the effects of sun damage and environmental assaults. Learn More

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