Darker spots on the skin can add years to your appearance. Hyperpigmentation can occur when the skin cells responsible for giving skin its colour (melanocytes) are damaged. This creates sun spots, age spots, freckles, melasma (see below) and pigmented acne scarring.
The cause of pigmentation changes may be from sun exposure, acne, injury, smoking, or as part of cell changes during the natural ageing process. It may also be hormonal. Up to 90% of pregnant women may experience pigmentation changes called melasma that affects their nose, cheekbones, upper lip and forehead, creating blotches of darker skin that can give them the appearance of wearing a mask.
We see and treat many men and women that feel self-conscious about the appearance of their pigmentation.