What is Hyperpigmentation and How is it Treated?

We all want youthful, glowing, smooth skin and one common culprit that stands in the way of this is hyperpigmentation–a condition in which areas of skin darken in color thus contrasting with the skin’s normal tone. The condition occurs when melanin forms in the deposits of skin. People of all ages, ethnicities, and skin conditions can develop hyperpigmentation and the common brown patches on the face that give unfortunate and dramatic changes to one’s appearance, confidence and happiness. That said, knowing what hyperpigmentation is and how it can be treated is paramount to reaching and maintaining your skin care goals.

What Type of Hyperpigmentation do You Have?

There are four types of hyperpigmentation with two that stand out as the most common varieties people seek treatment for, melasma and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Sun spots and freckles are the other two types not as commonly treated as the latter. Melasma causes light to medium brown splotchy patches on the cheeks, upper region of the nose, sides of the face, above the lip and on the forehead. These splotches are inconsistent in size and shape and are caused by a surge in hormones typically after pregnancies or the combination of sun exposure when taking birth control. One of the best treatments for hyperpigmentation is lumixyl (especially those with the melasma and PIH). Envy Medical and Stanford University partnered together to develop and research Lumixyl–a clinically proven hyperpigmentation treatment that safely and successfully brightens the skin. Lumixyl is also ideal for treating PIH. This type of hyperpigmentation causes pink, red or brown flat spots anywhere on the face brought on by inflammatory acne.

How does Lumixyl Treat Hyperpigmentation?

Lumixyl is known as an ideal way to treat hyperpigmentation thanks to its peptide which significantly minimizes the appearance and intensity of dark skin spots without harming surrounding cells and melanocytes. The product targets only malfunctioning cells that disrupt melanin production by fusing to the tyrosinase located in the melanosomes.

Should Freckles be Treated?

So long as they are not abnormal, freckles should only be treated if the individual’s aesthetic tastes deem them undesirable. On the flip side, many people love their freckles and some individuals think that men and women with freckles are attractive. You should only treat freckles if you wish you didn’t have any. Lumixyl is a safe way to lighten and brighten the skin making freckles almost non-existent. Just make sure you stay out of intense sun or at least use a strong sunblock or they will come back.
Laser treatments are also a popular method for treating freckles. Although generally safe, there are some risks with laser treatments that include:

  • Scarring
  • Itching
  • Peeling
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Infection
  • Changes in skin color


Lumixyl has no risks and is a scientifically backed product with proven results. Like any other hyperpigmentation treatment. Just make sure you run the idea past your doctor to try Lumixyl to ensure it is safe to use along with your other medications and serums.