What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyper pigmentation is increase in pigmentation caused by increased activity of the pigment cells of the skin. Various causes for hyper pigmentation are tanning, increased secretion of hormones that control pigmentation eg MSH in brain.

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hello dr...my self nidhi and me 20 yr old...i have hyperpigmentation problem..i used melacare since 1 yr..bt now i feel my skin has been littel...

doctor1 MD

Hello dear,
Welcome to HCm.
i have read your query and understood your concern.

You have correctly observed the changes. Steroidal creams on long...

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i have some small minuscle inflammations around my mouth, they become dark after a while and the skin sheds....previously my derma told me its...

doctor1 MD

Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have minuscule inflammation around mouth which could be due to allergic...

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I am affected from skin disease for past 4 years, and in those affected area it get DARK BLACK MARKS it wont be cleared for past 4 years how can I...

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hyperpigmentation can be treated using certain creams which reduce the melanin. But some times these themselves can cause hyperpigmentation....

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