As you might already know or can tell, hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation involve abnormal amounts of skin pigmentation in certain areas. Whether you want to try and treat these spots or simply want to understand the conditions more, Tamjidi Skin Institute is here to help. We have plenty of experience with both hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation cases in and around the Maryland and Virginia areas.

What is Hypopigmentation & Hyperpigmentation?

Hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation describe certain abnormalities in your skin's production of melanin, which is the naturally occurring chemical pigment in the body that is responsible for the color of our eyes, hair, and skin. Hyperpigmentation is the production of too much melanin, which causes certain patches of skin to be darker than surrounding areas, like melasma or sun spots. This can be caused by consistent exposure to sunlight or a reaction to certain antibiotics. Hypopigmentation is the result of too little melanin being produced, which can be seen in cases of vitiligo and albinism. This can be caused by certain genetic conditions or disorders, or severe skin damage. If it is skin damage causing a loss of pigmentation, luckily the pigment loss is usually not permanent but will take a while to re-pigment. While these types of conditions rarely have cures, most of them have consistent treatments to reduce the appearance of symptoms. 

Hypopigmentation & Hyperpigmentation with Tamjidi

These types of abnormal melanin productions can be anything from a peculiar nuisance to a debilitating condition. If you want to treat your hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation symptoms, get a skincare expert to take a look at your skin, or even if you just want to understand a discolored patch you noticed, give Tamjidi Skin Institute a call. Our skincare specialists will listen to what you want, and do everything we can to get you there. Give us a call today.