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Skin Pigmentation

Hyperpigmentation (often referred to as sun/age spots) is the darkening of an area of skin caused by increased melanin. Hyperpigmentation may be caused by sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries, including those related to acne vulgaris. People with darker Asian, Mediterranean or African skin tones are often prone to hyperpigmentation, especially if they have excess sun exposure. Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation found on some women due to changes in hormone levels.

Our experienced staff at South Shore Skin Center will help select the appropriate treatment for your specific needs and offer a wide variety of proven treatments for hyperpigmentation including: