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Dark Spots

Dark Spots Condition


What are Dark Sport on the skin?

Dark spots on the skin, also known as hyperpigmentation, occur due to an overproduction of melanin, the natural pigment responsible for skin, hair, and eye color. Melanin production can become uneven or concentrated in specific areas of the skin, resulting in the appearance of dark spots.  These spots can range in color from light brown to dark brown and may vary in size and texture. The color of the dark spots can depend on the individual’s skin tone.

What causes Dark Spots?

There are several factors and conditions that can cause the development of dark spots on the skin:

Sun Damage: Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun can lead to the formation of dark spots, commonly referred to as sunspots or age spots. Areas of the body that receive the most sun exposure, such as the face, hands, and arms, are more likely to develop these spots.

Hormonal Changes: Conditions like melasma can cause patches of skin discoloration due to hormonal fluctuations, especially during pregnancy. Hormonal imbalances can trigger the overproduction of melanin in certain areas of the skin.

Medication Side Effects: Some medications, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), tetracyclines, and psychotropic drugs, can increase skin pigmentation and contribute to the development of dark spots.

Inflammation: Skin inflammation resulting from conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, injuries, and acne can lead to the formation of dark spots as the skin heals.

Wound Healing: Dark spots may remain after wounds like insect bites, burns, or cuts have healed. These spots can fade over time.

Irritation: The use of certain cosmetic skin or hair products can irritate the skin and lead to the development of dark patches.

Diabetes: Diabetes can cause areas of the skin to become darker. Conditions associated with diabetes, such as acanthosis nigricans and shin spots, can also contribute to the appearance of dark spots.

It’s important to note that while dark spots themselves do not usually require medical treatment, they may be of cosmetic concern to some individuals. At VIP Medspa we provide the following treatments to rid dark spots:

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