What Is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition in which patches of skin become darker in some areas than the surrounding skin. The skin darkening is a result of excess melanin forming deposits in the skin. This skin condition can affect the skin color of individuals of any ethnicity.


There are many different forms of hyperpigmentation, which may include:

  • Age or Liver Spots– this form of hyperpigmentation is common and is a result of sun damage. These small, dark patches are typically found on the hands and face.
  • Melasma or Chloasma Spots– these spots appear as similar to that of age spots, but usually affect larger areas of the skin. The skin becomes darkened as a result of hormonal changes, which can happen during pregnancy or as a side effect of taking birth control.
  • Outside Causes Leading to Hyperpigmentation- there are many conditions that cause certain areas of the skin to darken. Acne, freckles, and exposure to the sun can all lead to darker skin areas.

Hyperpigmentation Treatments

During a consultation with Dr. Roberts, your hyperpigmentation treatment options will be discussed. Dr. Roberts has developed an exclusive approach that evens the skin’s pigmentation while creating a more youthful appearance. After the dermatology examination a custom topical treatment plan will be prescribed. Additionally, for more stubborn pigmentation issues a series of light pigment peels can be applied. Intense pulsed light lasers such as the Alma AFT Laser are used in the most severe cases. Dr. Roberts is skilled at improving the health of your skin, evening its pigmentation to restore your self-confidence and well-being.

Learn More about Hyperpigmentation in Rancho Mirage

To find out more information about Dr. Roberts Rancho Mirage dermatology practice, please contact our office today. We will answer all of your questions about our hyperpigmentation treatment options and help you to understand the treatment process.

Dr. Roberts is a Board-Certified dermatologist with over 20 years of experience. To learn more about how you can address your hyperpigmentation quickly, safely, and effectively call our Palm Springs office at 760-346-4262 today.