Hyperpigmentation – Melasma

Melasma is when areas of your skin produce an increased amount of melanin, the dark pigment in our skin. This is due to the MC1R gene also responsible for sun spots.

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually benign condition in which patches of the skin get darker in complexion than the other surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an overproduction of melanin, the dark pigment that causes normal skin complexion, creates deposits in the skin.

What causes Melasma?

An overproduction of Melanin is thanks to the MC1R gene, also responsible for sun spots. The main cause can be sun damage. Melasma also becomes more common the older a person is. This is simply because of the fact that older people have relatively more sun damage than younger people.

How do you cure Melasma?

To remedy Hyperpigmentation quickly, a combination of professional medical help and a home skincare regimen is required. A medical-grade skin exfoliating and lightening system like Revepeel EnlightenRX that includes an in-office treatment and a 28 day personal treatment regimen to work against skin blemishes has been the most successful approach.

How much time does it take to go away?

Without treatment, it could take up to 24 months to fully subside. Sometimes, discoloration is permanent and will require you to use makeup (if you want to). When you get help from a licensed medical grade spa and follow the 28 day prescribed skin care regimen at home, you can start to see permanent results within 30 days.