Hyperpigmentation is an excess of brown pigment in the skin.
A very important factor to remember is that when working with Fitzpatrick 3-6 there is the tendency for hyperpigmentation. As the majority of clients do not know if they are prone to hyperpigmentation, it is necessary to search the body for scars or blemishes.
Two types of hyperpigmentation:
- Internal hyperpigmentation: acne or hormonal changes (such as stretch marks or dark patches on the face during pregnancy)
- External hyperpigmentation: exposure to the sun, tanning beds, inflammation, injuries, laser treatment, tattoos.
Due to darker healing results when working with hyperpigmentation we always choose a pigment 1-2 shades lighter than desired color.