What Is Hyperpigmentation?

HyperpigmentationHyperpigmentation is not necessarily a skin condition but a term that describes skin that appears darker. The darker color can occur on small patches, large areas and even affect the entire body. Increased skin pigmentation is not harmful, but it is important to determine if you are prone to hyperpigmentation before getting a permanent makeup treatment. Brow Design by Dina will help to determine this by searching the body for scars and other blemishes. These blemishes will help to show the skin pigment and whether it becomes darker in certain areas of the body.

Types of Hyperpigmentation

There are several types of hyperpigmentation but the most common include melasma, sunspots and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Melasma is considered to be caused by hormonal changes and may develop during pregnancy and can cause certain areas of the body to darken. Sunspots are very common and are caused by sun exposure over time. Post-inflammatory  is the result of an injury or inflamed skin. This can also be caused by acne.

A very important factor to remember is that when working with Fitzpatrick 3-6 there is the tendency for hyperpigmentation. Fitzpatrick skin type is a numerical classification system that uses physical features like skin tone, eye color and natural hair color to determine how much melanin is present in the skin. Skin type 3 gradually tans, sometimes has a mild burn.  Skin type 4 tans with ease and rarely burns. Skin type 5 tans very easily and very rarely burns.  Skin type 5 tas ver easily and never burns. Learn more HERE.   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.

Due to darker healing results when working with hyperpigmentation, Brow Design By Dina will always choose a pigment 1-2 shades lighter than desired color to ensure the perfect color. 

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