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Three Types Of Hyperpigmentation
The first type of hyperpigmentation, which is an excessive darkening of the skin, is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). PIH is a darkening of the skin that occurs after small portions of the skin have been inflamed by acne, mosquito or other bug bites, razor bumps, an injury, and other factors.
Age Spots
Age spots, also referred to as sun spots or liver spots, are a type of hyperpigmentation that can appear on the face, arms, hands, back, legs, and most other parts of the skin. Age spots appear because of overactive melanin cells and can be caused by sun exposure or just simply by genetics and getting older.
Melasma is a hyperpigmentation condition that causes the skin to produce brown or gray spots, and mostly affects women, with potential triggers, like sun exposure, certain medications, pregnancy, and thyroid disease. It may be genetic and affect tan or dark-skinned women in
their 20s and 30s.