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Knowing the Causes and Treatments of Hyperpigmentation

Changes in your body are expected through the aging process, especially with the skin. While Botox can treat fine lines and acne medication can help eliminate pimples, hyperpigmentation remains a difficult condition to treat. If you’re tired of using expensive makeups to cover up those irritating marks, maybe it’s time you do something about them.

Find out more about getting rid of those dark spots at Uptown Medical Wellness & Anti-Aging Center!

What is Hyperpigmentation?

If you’ve noticed dark spots on your face or body that weren’t there before, you are not alone. Hyperpigmentation affects men and women from all ethnic groups, but the condition is most common in middle-aged individuals. Hyperpigmentation is characterized by uneven skin tones caused by the overproduction of pigment in the skin known as melanin. The condition is painless but can be irksome and hard to treat for those it afflicts.

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is the most common type of hyperpigmentation. It is caused by injury to the skin in the form of acne, psoriasis, burns, friction or harsh treatments. That dark spot left after the pimple is gone or burn mark left by a hot iron is a prime example of PIH.


Lentigines are a type of hyperpigmentation related to UV exposure. They are found in 90% of adults over the age of 60 with fair skin. They are often called “liver spots” or “age spots.” Common areas affected by lentigines include the back of the hands, the face and body.


This type of hyperpigmentation condition can mostly be found in pregnant woman. Sometimes labeled “pregnancy mask”, Melasma appears on the face in the form of dark spots. It can also be caused by hormonal fluctuations as a result of thyroid dysfunction and the use of birth control.

As many as five to six million women experience the condition, but men are known to suffer from it, too. It’s important that those with the condition limit their time in the sun and wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher at all times.

Helping You Treat the Condition

Uptown Medical Wellness & Anti-Aging Center knows the difficulty of dealing with this unpleasant condition. We offer a variety of products and treatments that can help diminish those annoying scars and dark spots:

Glytone Products – From skin lightening cream to skin lightening gel, Glytone offers an at-home treatment program that can restore your skin’s color.

Glutathione Injection – Glutathione is a natural antioxidant that not only prevents hyperpigmentation problems by brightening skin tones, but also helps in decreasing the appearance of acne. Additionally, injections can slow the appearance of aging, help improve the immune system and increase energy.

PRP Therapy – Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a procedure where blood is taken from the patient, processed in a centrifuge to separate plasma and is injected into the face to spark natural healing. PRP therapy helps to treat acne scars, stretch marks, traumatic scars, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles.

We Want to Help

You don’t have to suffer from unsightly dark spots and uneven skin forever. Uptown Medical Wellness & Anti-Aging Center has a variety of treatments that can help eliminate those dark splotches. Stop covering them up with overpriced makeup and get rid of them for good by calling us in McAllen.