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Hyperpigmentation - what is it and how do we manage it?

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Hyperpigmentation - what is it and how do we manage it?

Hyperpigmentation…   Those annoying brown spots or patches that appear on our faces, chests and hands seemingly overnight!   These patches of discolouration are created by melanocytes, skin cells sitting deep in the epidermis of the skin.  These cells are part of our immune system.  The melanin they produce is a protection factor for our skin against trauma, inflammation, UVA and UVB rays and other environmental pollutants.  People with a darker skin are more susceptible to pigmentation and can be more challenging to treat.     Pigmentation presents in different forms with various causes:   Sunspots/Liver spots/Age spots – the...

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