If you or someone you know spends a lot of time in the sun or doesn’t use sunscreen, you may notice hyperpigmentation on face or other body parts. Hyperpigmentation occurs when melanin production escalates in the body and causes dark areas on the skin. Hyperpigmentation on face or other body parts can occur on all types of skin. Normal melanin production is the element that results in the overall appearance of a person’s skin throughout his or her body. Sunlight and other conditions can cause the overproduction of melanin and result hyperpigmentation on face and body parts. There are treatments for hyperpigmentation on face and body parts.
It’s very important to have a dermatologist check any areas of hyperpigmentation on face or body parts that looks suspicious or has an odd shape or growth rate. Hyperpigmentation on face and body parts can indicate serious medical conditions like skin cancer that start with simple moles and freckles. Every occurrence of hyperpigmentation on face and body parts does not result in cancer but you should see a dermatologist if you have any concern to rule out the possibility. If you have a simple case of hyperpigmentation on face or body areas, there are creams and other treatments to reduce or eliminate the issue.
There are many kids who exhibit a great deal of hyperpigmentation on face and other body parts like neck, shoulders, and arms. These freckles can be very unique and interesting and harmless. Sometimes this harmless hyperpigmentation on face and body parts can cause kids distress because other kids make fun of them for looking different. It’s a positive idea to help all kids understand that hyperpigmentation on face or body parts is not something to be made fun of and is just a part of the unique, interesting makeup of another person. You might ask a child who is ridiculing another child for having hyperpigmentation on face or body parts how he or she would feel if the tables were turned.
Hyperpigmentation on face and arms can be treated with various creams and even laser surgery in many cases. It’s important to determine what the true cause of hyperpigmentation on face and body areas is before initiating a treatment. If a cream is used to treat hyperpigmentation on face and body areas without treating a possible, more serious underlying condition, a person’s health is at greater risk. If you have any doubt or concern about hyperpigmentation on face and body areas, see a dermatologist as soon as you are able.