Norwood Clinic:

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is when an area of the skin darkens due to the overproduction of the skin pigment; melanin. Some examples of hyperpigmentation are freckles, sun spots, age spots, under-eye dark circles and melasma. It is relatively common and usually a harmless condition. However for some it may be an aesthetic annoyance as it can affect any part of the body including the face, neck and hands.

What causes hyperpigmentation?

There are various causes of hyperpigmentation from overexposure to the sun, picking at the skin and certain medications such as antibiotics, hormone treatments, and anti-seizure drugs. Although, for some it could simply be a hereditary condition.

How do you treat it?

Dr Zein Obagi has created innovative programs to improve the appearance of pigmentation on the skin

ZO® Non-Hydroquinone Hyperpigmentation System

Ideal for the treatment of skin conditions and to even skin colour and tone.

Use when skin bleaching is not desired

Use when even colour tone is the objective

Use when texture and anti-aging benefits are part of restoring

BRIGHTENEX Skin Brightener & Correcting Crème (Non-Hydroquinone)RESTORACALM Soothing Recovery Crème

RETAMAX Active Vitamin A Micro Emulsion

OSSENTIAL® Daily Power Defense

Oclipse® Sunscreen + Primer, 30ml