What Causes Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition that many men and women from around the world face. It is a condition that causes different areas of the skin to change color, or darken, making skin tone appear uneven. This condition can occur in various parts of the body, including the intimate areas. Many men and women who are suffering from hyperpigmentation feel self-conscious and are unhappy with the way their bodies look. They may wear clothing that covers the areas of uneven skin tone, as well as avoid certain situations where the skin will be on display. However, there are treatments for hyperpigmentation, such as intimate lightening, that can help to lighten the skin and make it appear more even.
What Causes Hyperpigmentation?
While we know what hyperpigmentation is and how it can be treated (thank you, intimate lightening procedures!), many men and women still may not understand how hyperpigmentation occurs and how to avoid it. Luckily, we have some answers for you. While the most common cause of hyperpigmentation is the excess production of melanin in the body, several things may cause this:
Pregnancy is one of the most common causes of hyperpigmentation. This happens due to the body’s level of hormones changing rapidly, affecting the melanin production in the body, which can change the skin’s color.
There are a lot of medications on the market that can cause the skin to change color. It is also important to keep in mind that many important drugs, such as chemotherapy drugs, can alter the color of skin and the production of melanin in the body, causing a change in skin tone.
Prolonged sun exposure is another cause of hyperpigmentation in both men and women. This, of course, does not occur from one day out in the sun but rather from unprotected, excessive sun exposure. Remember always to wear sunscreen and care for your skin if you are going to be out in the sunshine!
Certain medical conditions, such as Addison’s Disease, can cause excessive melanin production in the body, which can cause skin discoloration on the face, neck, knees, and other areas.
Tight clothing is another reason that hyperpigmentation can occur. This usually happens when wearing clothing that rubs against the skin or clothing that is too tight. This can often be seen in the pubic area and under the arms.
Excessive sweating is another common reason you may find yourself dealing with hyperpigmentation. This happens when you sweat a lot, causing the skin to darken.
How is Hyperpigmentation Treated?
The most common way that hyperpigmentation is treated is through intimate lightening. Even if you are opting to use this treatment on an area that isn’t intimate (think underarms, knees, neck), this is a great, body-safe treatment that produces results that last for months. The treatment uses a blend of botanicals that lighten the skin naturally and painlessly!
To learn more about intimate lightening and to see how it can help you achieve your goals, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today!