What is hyperpigmentation? Hyperpigmentation is a condition that occurs when the body produces too much pigmentation in an area on the skin. This can happen anywhere on the body and face. There is something in the body called melanin. This is what the skin gets its color from. Melanin is made by something called melanosomes. There is an enzymatic process that occurs in these melanosomes.
If the melanosomes are too active (hyperactive) in an area of the body then they produce more melanin than anywhere else. This causes the color on the skin in that area to be darker…hence hyperpigmentation.
Is there a cure for it?
While there is no cure for hyperpigmentation there are several ways to treat it ranging from old wives tales to different sorts of hyperpigmentation cream to any number of other treatments.
What can be done to treat it?
As stated above there are all different sorts of ways to treat this condition. Many of them include things like hydroquinone, steroids, parabens and even mercury. Those types of treatments often end up bleaching the skin and are extremely harmful if applied improperly. Whenever possible it is best to avoid treatments of this nature.
Is there a safe alternative?
Actually the answer to that question is yes. In 2003 after many years of research Meladerm was introduced to the world. Since then it has been continually studied and improved upon. What happens is that a person will apply the Meladerm to the affected area and as it gets into the skin it goes through to the melanosomes and the hyperactive enzymatic processes making them less active. By doing this and achieving less active enzymatic processes the dark spots on the skin will begin to fade.
How long does it take?
When a person begins to use Meladerm for hyperpigmentation they generally will start to see minor results after using the product for 2 weeks on a daily basis. The usage directions are that it should be done both in the morning as well as at night. When using it in this way a person will achieve the results they desire within 2 or 3 months. This is variable depending on the skin type of the user.
Will this be a lifelong thing?
The answer to this question is actually a yes and no answer. Once the condition eases and the desired skin tone is reached a person can stop using the product. However, when the product is no longer in use the specific melanosomes can become hyperactive again causing the skin to begin to darken once more. If this happens then a person will want to start the treatment again before the area reaches a great level of darkness. This is an occurrence which may or may not happen depending on the individual and the physiology of their skin.
In clonclusion, We have discussed hyperpigmentation but Meladerm is also good for use on other skin conditions too. People have had good results when it has been used on age spots or any other type of spots including sun and liver. Some people had good results with it reducing freckles. If there has been damage done to the skin by the sun, it has also been helpful with that. This can even be helpful on birthmarks or scars. If a person’s knees or elbows are dark this might help with those sorts of things too.