Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of the skin due to an increase of melanin. Known by many names; Brown spots, liver spots, lentigos, pigmentation, and blotchy brown fall under the same hyperpigmentation category. Possible causes of hyperpigmentation are hormones, inflammation, sun damage, scrapes, cuts, acne, certain diseases and other skin injuries. Primarily affecting the areas of the face, hands and chest, hyperpigmentation can happen anywhere in the body. Melanin is made by melanocytes in the lower layer of the epidermis and it’s responsible for the color of the eyes, skin and hair. As the aging process occurs, melanin is less regulated throughout the body causing focal or diffused hyperpigmentation. Patients with diseases such as Addison’s, Cushings, Nelson’s, and Celiac (to name a few) are known to develop hyperpigmentation.
Cutting edge ingredients like mandelic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C, licorice, and sepiwhite MSH are just a few that Lelexo provides for the treatment of hyperpigmentation.