Hyperpigmentation – Melasma

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

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Melasma is a common, usually benign condition in which patches of the dermis get darker in complexion than the other surrounding skin. This darkening happens when an overproduction of melanin, the dark pigment that produces normal skin complexion, creates concentrations in the skin.

What causes Melasma?

An overproduction of Melanin is related to the MC1R gene, also responsible for sun spots. The root cause can be sun exposure. Melasma also gets more common the older a person is. This is essentially due to the fact that older people have comparatively more sun exposure than people their junior.

How do you cure Hyperpigmentation?

To cure Melasma quickly, a mix of professional medical help and a home skincare routine is required. A medical-grade skin exfoliating and lightening system like Revepeel EnlightenRX that includes an in-office therapy and a 28 day home care regimen to work against skin blemishes has been the most successful technique.

How long does it take to disappear?

Without managed care, it might take up to 2 years to fully subside. In some cases, discoloration is permanent and will require you to cover it up (if you want to). When you get help from a licensed medical grade spa and follow the month long prescribed skin care regimen at home, you can start to see improvements within 1 month.