Hyperpigmentation is when a skin has too much pigmentation (colour). Some women are particularly prone to hyperpigmentation disorders such as melasma and chloasma.
Hyperpigmentation disorders can be stressful but are usually not harmful. Symptoms are treatable through skin treatments and modern medical procedures.
Exposure to radiation: Ultraviolet, visible light, or infrared light can cause melasma. This includes exposure to the sun.
Pregnancy: Hyperpigmentation is a very common skin disorder among pregnant women.
The most common types of hyperpigmentation for women are melasma and cholasma. Women with darker skin are more likely to develop melasma, a skin condition that causes patches and spots that are darker than their natural skin tone.
It’s also common for pregnant females to develop blotchy dark spots on the skin when pregnant (chloasma).
The main symptom of female hyperpigmentation are:
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