Hyperpigmentation & Dark Marks
Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless, condition in which patches of skin become darker in colour than the normal surrounding skin due to excess melanin, the pigment that causes skin colour.
Hyperpigmentation comes in many forms, shapes and sizes. Common examples are post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation like dark marks from pimples, melasma, sun spots, and freckles.
Some common reasons for why you might have hyperpigmentation include UV exposure, genetics, skin injuries, hormones and pregnancy, and medications.
Hyperpigmentation can be difficult to treat and requires a healthy dose of patience and consistency. Be sure to stick with your skincare routine (allow 2-3 months for results), and wear sunscreen daily! If you're still not seeing results, we suggest a trip to your dermatologist.