Dr. Shafali Yadav is a Consultant Dermatologist in Tender Palm Super Speciality Hospital, Lucknow. She has a clinical experience of more than 17 years.
Hyperpigmentation occurs when the skin produces more melanin (the pigment that gives skin its color). This can make skin appear darker than surrounding areas. Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition. It affects people of all skin types.
Hyperpigmentation is usually patchy or can be generalized. It may occur as a separate entity eg melasma, freckles, facial melanosis, acanthosis nigricans etc. It may occur as a residue of a preceding lesion eg post acne, post fungal infections, post eczema, post varicella etc. Or may be caused as a sign of internal diseases eg Addison Disease, hematochromatosis, ochronosis etc.
At times, hyperpigmentation can be really challenging to treat and even after successful treatment, the lesions might relapse. To prevent relapses, lifestyle changes are needed which include nutritious diet, avoiding sun exposure, regular exercise and proper sleep.
Dr. Shafali Yadav is one of the best Dermatologists in Lucknow and offers effective treatment for hyperpigmentation.