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What Is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition in which patches of skin become darker in some areas than the surrounding skin.   The skin darkening is a result of excess melanin forming deposits in the skin. This skin condition can affect the skin color of individuals of any race.

There are many different forms of hyperpigmentation, which may include:

  • Age or Liver Spots– this form of hyperpigmentation is common and is a result of sun damage. These small, dark patches are typically found on the hands and face.
  • Melasma or Chloasma Spots– these spots appear as similar to that of age spots, but usually affect larger areas of the skin. The skin becomes darkened as a result of hormonal changes, which can happen during pregnancy or as a side effect of taking birth control.
  • Outside Causes Leading to Hyperpigmentation- there are many conditions that cause certain areas of the skin to darken. Acne, freckles, and exposure to the sun can all lead to darker skin areas.

Hyperpigmentation Treatments

During a consultation with Dr. Glenn Goldberg at our Orange County office, your hyperpigmentation treatment options will be discussed. Dr. Goldberg has developed an exclusive line of skin care products that even the skin’s pigmentation while creating a more youthful appearance. After the dermatology examination a custom topical treatment plan, created from skin products only available in our Laguna Beach office, will be prescribed. Additionally, for more stubborn pigmentation issues a series of light pigment peels can be applied. Intense pulsed light lasers such as the Alma AFT Laser are used in the most severe cases. Dr. Goldberg is skilled at improving the health of your skin, evening its pigmentation to restore your self-confidence and well being.

Hyperpigmentation in Laguna Beach, CA

To find out more information about Dr. Glenn Goldberg and Coast Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center in Laguna Beach, CA, please contact our office today. We will answer all of your questions about our hyperpigmentation treatment options and help you to understand the treatment process.

Dr. Glenn Goldberg is a Board-Certified dermatologist with over 20 years of experience. To learn more about how you can address your hyperpigmentation quickly, safely, and effectively, contact us at 949-499-1389 today.

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