What is hyperpigmentation?
A brown spot is an accumulation of melanin in an area of skin. Melanin is a dark brown pigment whose main purpose is to protect the skin from ultraviolet rays. It's what gives our body and face that lovely bronzed look, especially in summer. Sometimes these dark pigments collect on the surface, creating a persistent dark spot. This is usually referred to as a brown spot.
Who is affected and why?
Brown spots are often associated with ageing.
This is actually only partly true. As the skin ages, it is less able to cope with the effects of ultraviolet light. So an older person is naturally more susceptible to brown spots. Even younger people can be affected by them.
Different types of brown spots:
Main causes :
Hyperpigmentation can technically affect any part of the body. As the face and hands are more frequently exposed to ultraviolet rays, they contain more melanin for protection. So these areas are more prone to brown spots.
How to treat hyperpigmentation
We have various solutions to treat this problem: