Hyper Pigmentation

Hyperpigmentation, darkening of the skin, starts from factors like sun exposure, hormonal changes, inflammation, injuries, medications, genetics, and aging. Sun and inflammation boost melanin production, causing uneven skin tone. Genetics, hormonal shifts, medications, and injuries can exacerbate the condition.

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What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition where certain areas of the skin become darker in colour than the surrounding areas. This happens when there is an excess production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin colour. Sun exposure, inflammation, and hormonal changes are some common causes of hyperpigmentation. It often appears as dark spots, patches, or uneven skin tone, and can affect people of all skin types and tones. While hyperpigmentation is usually harmless, it can be a source of concern for those who experience it, impacting their confidence and self-esteem.

Various forms of Hyperpigmentation

Sun-Induced Hyperpigmentation

This type is caused by prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. It generally appears as dark spots on sun-exposed areas of the skin.


Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation occurs as a result of skin inflammation or injury, like acne, eczema, or Psoriasis can lead to dark spots or patches after the skin heals.


Melasma causes brown or gray-brown patches on the face. It is associated with hormonal changes. The patches are darker than a person's natural skin tone.

Triggers of Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation can be triggered by several factors, here are some common triggers of hyperpigmentation:

Sun Exposure: UV radiation is a major trigger for hyperpigmentation. It can stimulate the production of melanin in the skin as a protective response which leads to tanning and dark spots.

Inflammation and skin trauma: Inflammatory skin conditions such as Acne, Eczema, or Psoriasis can cause hyperpigmentation.

Hormonal Changes: Hormonal fluctuations that increase estrogen in the body, can contribute to hyperpigmentation. This is often observed during pregnancy.

Genetics: Genes play a crucial role in regulating the activity of melanocytes, the cells responsible for producing melanin.

Medications: Certain medications, can cause pigmentation changes as a side effect.

What are the symptoms of Hyperpigmentation?

Dark Spots: Hyperpigmentation can cause the appearance of darker areas on the skin, often in small patches or spots.

Uneven Skin Tone: The skin may look uneven, with some areas darker than others, giving an irregular tone.

Freckles or Sunspots: Excessive sun exposure can lead to the development of freckles or sunspots, which are types of hyperpigmentation.

Melasma: This condition causes larger patches of darkened skin, usually on the face. It's often linked to hormonal changes, like pregnancy or birth control use.

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH): Dark spots can develop after skin inflammation or injury, such as acne, cuts, or burns.

Age Spots: Also known as liver spots or senile lentigines, these flat, brown, grey, or black spots often appear on sun-exposed areas of the skin as people age.

Changes in Skin Colour: Hyperpigmentation can alter the natural color of the skin, making it look different from its usual shade.

How SRIAAS can help you deal with skin related challenges?

SRIAAS, uses holistic approach to skin wellness, and offers a natural solution to address this issue. The treatment focuses on balancing the body's internal elements and promoting overall skin health. SRIAAS recommends incorporating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, as they contain essential nutrients that nourish the skin. Adequate hydration is also emphasized to flush out toxins from the body. Additionally, regular exercise supports healthy blood circulation, aiding in skin rejuvenation. SRIAAS encourages the use of natural skincare products that are gentle on the skin and free from harsh chemicals. Finally, stress management techniques, such as meditation or yoga, are recommended, as stress can contribute to skin imbalances. By adopting these simple lifestyle changes, individuals can promote radiant and even-toned skin through the SRIAAS approach to hyperpigmentation treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1 What causes hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation can be caused by various factors, including sun exposure, inflammation, hormonal changes, genetics, and certain medications.

2 Are there different types of hyperpigmentation?

Yes, there are various types, including sun-induced hyperpigmentation, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), melasma, age spots, and freckles, among others.

3 How can I prevent hyperpigmentation?

Sun protection is crucial. Use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and avoid excessive sun exposure. Additionally, address inflammatory skin conditions promptly and be cautious with certain medications.

4 Can hyperpigmentation be treated?

Yes, At SRIAAS provide Ayurvedic treatments and personalized diet plans to manage and improve the appearance of the skin.