Hyperpigmentation – Melasma

Hyperpigmentation is when parts of your skin generate an excess of melanin, the dark pigment in our skin. This is caused by the MC1R gene also responsible for sun spots.

What is Melasma?

Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually benign condition in which patches of the dermis get darker in color than the other surrounding skin. This hyperpigmentation happens when an overproduction of melanin, the brown pigment that produces regular skin color, forms deposits in the skin.

What causes Hyperpigmentation?

An excess of Melanin is related to the MC1R gene, also culpable for freckles. The main cause may be UV damage. Hyperpigmentation also becomes more apparent the older a person is. This is essentially because of the fact that older people have had comparatively more UV damage than younger people.

How do you remedy Melasma?

To treat Hyperpigmentation quickly, a combination of professional medical assistance and a personal skincare regimen is required. A medical-grade skin exfoliating and lightening method like Revepeel EnlightenRX that includes an in-office treatment and a 28 day home care regimen to counter skin blemishes has been the most effective method.

How long does it take to go away?

Without managed treatment, it could take up to 24 months to completely disappear. In some cases, darkening is permanent and will require you to use makeup (if you want to). When you get treatment from a licensed medical grade spa and complete the month long prescribed skin care routine at home, you may start to see improvements within 30 days.