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Dark patches, age spots and an uneven skin tone are all telltale signs of hyperpigmentation. They tend to appear on the face, hands, décolletage and shoulders, and can make you look years older before your time.

What causes hyperpigmentation?

A variety of complex factors contribute to hyperpigmentation. Everything from a hormonal imbalance and genetics to excessive sun exposure and skin injuries can result in dark patches and an uneven skin tone. The condition develops when too much melanin is produced in certain areas on the skin. Melanin is the pigment that supplies your skin, hair and eyes with its natural color.

The following signs indicate that you're suffering from skin pigmentation issues:

Pigment spots. These are the age spots and dark spots that are caused by excessive sun damage and UV rays. They tend to appear on areas of the body that are regularly exposed to the sun, such as the hands, face and arms.

Melasma. Also known as "the mask of pregnancy," Melasma occurs in the vast majority of pregnant women. It appears as dark and irregularly shaped patches of skin.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. After a skin injury (such as popping a pimple) a flat area of discoloration may appear.

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Can dark spots and patches be prevented?

Yes, you can prevent hyperpigmentation issues from developing. The most important way to accomplish this is with a physical sun block that can shield your skin from damaging UV rays. We also recommend limiting your overall time in the sun, covering your arms with long sleeves and wearing sun glasses.

How to restore your even skin tone

Chemical peels offer a safe and very effective way to treat hyperpigmentation. They involve applying an acidic solution to the treatment area to remove surface layers of the skin and reveal the new, evenly pigmented complexion underneath.

Treat your hyperpigmentation at Jon'Ric Austin

Don't let dark patches and age spots ruin your complexion. Visit Jon'Ric Austin today and let us help you restore your even, beautiful skin tone.

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