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Hyper Pigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a common, and usually harmless condition that occurs when an area of skin becomes darker than the rest of the surrounding skin. This condition can be naturally occurring as a part of a hormonal change from pregnancy or aging, or it can be induced through overexposure to sun, severe acne or laser treatments.

Most treatments for Hyperpigmentation include a prescription to hydroquinone. Seeing one of our physicians today can determine the cause of your hyperpigmentation and the best treatment option for your specific skin type.

Hyperpigmentation is associated with a number of diseases or conditions, including the following:

Addison’s disease
Cushing’s disease
Acanthosis nigricans
Melasma
Linea nigra
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome
Exposure to certain chemicals such as salicylic acid, bleomycin, and cisplatin.
Smoker’s melanosis
Celiac disease
Cronkite-Canada syndrome
Porphyria
Tinea fungal infections such as ringworm
Haemochromatosis
Mercury poisoning
Aromatase deficiency
Nelson’s syndrome
Grave’s disease
As a result of tinea cruris.

Additionally, hyperpigmentation can sometimes be induced by dermatological or cosmetic laser procedures.

 

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