What is hyperpigmentation?More
MechanismSpecific cells of the skin called melanocytes produce a brown pigment, melanin, which colours the skin evenly. Produced in excess, melanin accumulates locally and the skin takes on a darker colour. This is known as hyperpigmentation.Affected areasPigmentation spots are generally concentrated on parts of the body exposed to the sun: face, neck, back, etc.
Causes & Symptoms
Repeated sun exposure, cutaneous skin ageing, hormonal diseases or drugs induced photosensitivity, involve the appearance of different types of brown spots: