Pigmentation is the scientific term used to describe colouring of our skin, and a pigment is the substance responsible for that colouring. Our skin is coloured by a pigment called melanin, and the quantity of melanin we possess dictates the appearance of our skin.

There are instances where abnormal amounts of pigment can result in abnormal colouring of our skin, and this can be attributed to a number of different causes. Excessive melanin leads to a condition called hyperpigmentation, and this will typically present as an abnormal darkening of a particular area of either our skin or our nails. Depending on the extent and location of hyperpigmentation, the result can be a very visible patch of unusually dark skin which can impact your appearance and confidence.

Causes of Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is typically the result of overexposure to sun light, or a consequence of other skin infections and injuries. People with darker skin are usually more vulnerable to this condition, which will most often affect areas like the face and the back of the hands. Hyperpigmentation of the face is often the most problematic as it is a very visible.

Treatment for Hyperpigmentation

Fortunately Simply Smooth can offer an effective and lasting solution to hyperpigmentation through microdermabrasion. A number of specialist facial options may also be used depending on your individual circumstances. These treatment options can be used very effectively to deliver a smoother complextion.

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