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Hyperpigmentation occurs when the body produces excess pigment (melanin), resulting in discolored skin. Whereas hypopigmentation refers to skin patches that are lighter than your skin tone. The difference between the two skin conditions is hyperpigmentation having too much pigmentation in an area of the skin while hypopigmentation is having too little.
Both conditions are due to the production of melanin in your skin. In the case of hypopigmentation, your skin cells do not produce enough melanin and hyperpigmentation is the result of too much melanin causing dark spots. Both conditions commonly affect both men and women and all skin types and tones.
Hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation can both be addressed with non-surgical procedures offered at the Body and Face Cosmetic & Plastic Specialists NJ.
What Causes Hyperpigmentation And Hypopigmentation?
Some of the underlying causes of both hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation are:
- Aging – Some skin discolorations are often referred to as “age spots” or “liver spots.”
- Sun Exposure – Some skin discoloration may be called “sun spots” or “freckles” which are seen on the areas of skin most exposed to the sun.
- Pregnancy/Hormonal – These skin discolorations are caused by hormonal fluctuations resulting in the skin having large, splotchy discolorations.
- Acne – Caused by a post inflammatory skin response of skin discoloration.
- Injury/Trauma – A post inflammatory skin response causing the loss of skin color (pigmentation) after your skin heals from an injury.
- Burns – Skin injury dues to burns.
How Can Hyperpigmentation And Hypopigmentation Be Treated?
Dr. Sheila Bond, board certified plastic surgeon, offers a variety of treatment options for hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation that are customized to address your specific skin condition. Some of these treatment options include:
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Photo Genesis
- Chemical Peels
- Medical grade skincare products that can lighten the skin.
The type and number of treatments varies for each person. Specific recommendations and a treatment plan is provided, including a healthy skin maintenance regimen.