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What Causes Hyperpigmentation and How to Treat it

For a long time, wrinkles used to be the number one skin concern of women everywhere.  But recently, dark spots have become the “new wrinkle”.  Freckles, sun spots, and other dark spots have become the top culprit women want to correct in their skin.  All of these kinds of dark spots and patches are types of hyperpigmentation.  The good news?  They are all able to be treated to some degree. 

Hyperpigmentation: What is it?

Hyperpigmentation is something that many women (and men) struggle with.  It is a skin condition that can make us look and feel older than we really are.  So what causes these pesky patches of darkness exactly?  The perpetrator behind it all is actually part of the defense mechanism of your skin: the production of melanin.  Melanin is the pigment that gives skin, hair, and eyes their color.  It also protects our cells from damage caused by things like UV radiation from the sun, high temperatures, and chemical stresses.  Many people don't realize that the hormone Estrogen is one of the biggest triggers for pigmentation.  It's equal, if not more damaging than "trauma" done to skin through sun exposure.  Hyperpigmentation sometimes won’t come to the surface of your skin right away, making it difficult to determine the exact cause of it. 

How to Prevent it

Including products such as Vitamin C serum, pigment corrector, and retinol in your beauty routine can protect your skin and slow down the production of melanin.  Vitamin C protects from environmental damage, while a pigment corrector or regulator can limit the creation of Tyrosinase, a melanin catalyst. 

Treatment  Options from Botanica

Sometimes, no matter what precautions we take, we can’t avoid developing dark spots.  You may find it difficult to lighten them or treat the problem on your own.  Thankfully, Botanica offers a variety of skincare treatments and facials that can improve the look of hyperpigmentation and leave your skin looking more youthful overall. 

Collagen Induction Therapy  

Our microneedling facial is perfect to repair the look of hyperpigmentation.  The microneedling pen creates channels in the skin, triggering your skin’s repair system.  Wrinkles and acne scars can also be improved by this amazing treatment that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.


Our microdermabrasion facial is able to effectively lighten dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation.  And, the results are visible immediately!

Tired of looking at the drab dark spots on your skin, contact Botanica today and our skin experts will create a skincare treatment that works best for your needs!



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