Does Meladerm Work On Hyperpigmentation
What is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation, which is the key cause of melasma, occurs when there's too much melanin on the skin. So while melanin is what is behind our natural skin color, too much of it ends up causing skin discolorations / dark spots. As earlier mentioned, it's the melanocytes (which are located on the lower layer of epidermis) that lead to the over-production of melanin. Thus, either an increase or presence of overactive melanocytes can be termed as the root causes of hyperpigmentation.
When one develops hyperpigmentation and melasma during pregnancy, that type of melasma is referred to as Chloasma The Mask of Pregnancy.
Does Meladerm Work On Hyperpigmentation?
Though there are many different types and kinds of pigmentations, each of which is characterized by different shapes, color shades and/or sizes, the most common ones include:
- 1. Lentigines: These occur when one is over-exposed to the sun over a long period of time. They can also be associated with aging. Thus, the more one ages, the more prevalent the condition becomes. Lentigines are hence more common among individuals who are aged 40 and above. Some other terms used in describing Lentigines include age spots or liver spots.
- 2. Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation: The most common causes of this form of hyperpigmentation include skin injury as a result of accidents, acne, burns, psoriasis or, cosmetic related procedures such as chemical peels, laser treatments and dermabrasion.
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Although hyper-pigmentation usually occurs on the outer layer of your skin (The epidermis), some pigmentations may actually occur on deeper layers of the skin, this is often referred to as dermal pigmentation, as with all topical creams, Meladerm has been formulated to work on the most common hyper-pigmentation that of which has formed on the epidermis, deeper layered pigmentation would therefore have to be treated by other means Care should always be taken when you are exposed to the sun for long periods of time by means of a quality sunscreen. To understand what type of pigmentation you may have it is always recommended that you contact your dermatologist