Hyperpigmentation is a common and usually harmless skin condition characterised by darker patches of pigment on the skin.This is caused by an increase in melanin production and can affect people of all ethnicities and backgrounds. 

The development of hyperpigmentation is multi-factorial but the commonest cause is excessive sun exposure. Ageing, skin injury and hormonal changes and some medical conditions can also cause an increase in skin pigmentation. 

Treatments which can help with hyperpigmentation include:

  • Topical prescription skincare
  • Chemical peels
  • BBL (Broadband light)
  • Medical microneedling