Hyperpigmentation is a condition that causes patches or larger areas of skin to darken. Common and mostly harmless, it occurs due to an overproduction of melanin, the pigment that gives skin, hair and eyes their natural colours. Hyperpigmentation can affect anyone regardless of their race and skin colour. Its causes range from sun damage to skin disorders. Age, hormones and pregnancy are also factors that increase one’s risk of developing this condition.
While skin discoloration caused by hyperpigmentation is harmless, it can seem unsightly. There are numerous safe and effective treatments available to address pigmentation, which include:
LL Cheong Skin & Laser Clinic is an established provider of medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatological treatments in Singapore. It is led by Dr Cheong Lai Leng, an MOH-accredited Singapore dermatologist with over 20 years of experience in the treatment of numerous skin conditions, from pigmentation problems to skin cancer. Call 6836-1480 to schedule an appointment today.