The Language of Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is the clinical name for any uneven darkening of the skin. This is caused by an excess production of melanin, a pigment that gives skin its color. Some skin discoloration may be temporary. If you are noticing persistent skin discoloration over time, that may indicate a more chronic skin condition. Skin discoloration can have a deeper effect than what’s on the surface. Without a professional diagnosis, many feel at a loss to accurately identify their condition or even how to describe it. Some common terms include: dark spots, blotches, or age spots. Regardless of what it’s called, most people want a solution that restores even skin tone.
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