What is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is the medical term for the darkening of an area of skin caused by increased melanin, the skin pigment. The spots that develop are flat, brown-black spots that usually appear on the skin in sun-exposed areas of the body. They are also known as dark spots, age spots, skin spots or sun spots.
What causes these spots?
Hyperpigmentation occurs more as we age and is exacerbated by excessive sun exposure.
Is hyperpigmentation dangerous?
Hyperpigmentation is not a medical concern. However, irregular spots should be thoroughly checked by your doctor to make sure they are not cancerous.
Where does hyperpigmentation typically occur?
Hyperpigmentation spots are typically found on parts of the body like the neck, arms, shoulder, face and hands – the regions that are most exposed to harmful UV rays.
What are the treatment options for hyperpigmentation?
Zax’s Original Dark Spot Cream offers natural ingredients to treat and help reduce the appearance of these spots. Licorice, citrus extract and niacinimide act as melanin inhibitors. Melanin is what your body produces to effect the colour of your skin. Because our bodies produce more melanin as we age, finding natural ingredients that reduce melanin production is key to preventing hyperpigmentation.
It is important to understand that what goes on your body, also goes into your body. There are a number of skin creams on the market that contain ingredients like Kojic acid and Hydroquinonone. These have been known to cause adverse skin reactions.
A more expensive treatment can be acquired in the form of laser therapy or freezing (cryo-therapy). But is best to first try less costly skin creams such as Zax’s Original Darkspot Cream.
Can these spots be prevented?
The absolute best way to prevent hyperpigmentation is to cover up and limit sun exposure since this is the number one cause.