What is Hyperpigmentation & Hypopigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is the name that healthcare professionals give to patches of skin that become darker than the surrounding areas of skin. Types of hyperpigmentation include age spots, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Each of these has different cause and a range of treatments and products, including creams and cosmetic procedures.
Our body contains a pigment called melanin, which determines the colour of your skin, hair and eyes. People with darker skin types tend to have more melanin in their skin cells than those with lighter skin – but imbalances and disorders of the skin can lead to inconsistent colouration, patterning and ‘blotches’.
For more information on our Hyperpigmentation & Hypopigmentation clinics on the Wirral and Chester, please go over to our clinic locations page here or phone us on 0151 203 0003.