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Collection: Alumier MD Products Targeting, Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation refers to patches of skin that become darker than the surrounding areas of skin. It occurs when the skin produces excess melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. It can affect people of all skin types.

Types of hyperpigmentation include:

  • age spots, also called “liver” spots
  • melasma
  • post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Type Symptoms Where on the body? Who can it affect?
age spots, also called liver spots or solar lentigines brown, tan, or black spots that appear on the skin with sun overexposure commonly on the face and hands or on sun-exposed areas of the body usually older adults or those with extended sun exposure
melasma, also called chloasma or “the mask of pregnancy” large patches of darkened skin often on the forehead, face, and stomach usually women, people who are pregnant or taking birth control pills, and those with medium to darker skin
post-inflammatoryhyperpigmentation spots or patches of darkened skin that appear after an inflammatory skin condition, such as acne or eczema anywhere on the body people who have had inflammation or an injury to the skin