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Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin. Hyperpigmentation can affect the skin color of people of any race.

Age or “liver” spots are a common form of hyperpigmentation. They occur due to sun damage, and are referred to by doctors as solar lentigines. These small, darkened patches are usually found on the hands and face or other areas frequently exposed to the sun.

Melasma or chloasma spots are similar in appearance to age spots but are larger areas of darkened skin that appear most often as a result of hormonal changes. Pregnancy, for example, can trigger overproduction of melanin that causes the “mask of pregnancy” on the face and darkened skin on the abdomen and other areas. Women who take birth control pills may also develop hyperpigmentation because their bodies undergo similar kind of hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. If one is really bothered by the pigment, the birth control pills should be stopped.


Changes in skin color can result from outside causes. For example, skin diseases such as acne may leave dark spots after the condition clears. Other causes of dark spots are injuries to the skin, including some surgeries. Freckles are small brown spots that can appear anywhere on the body, but are most common on the face and arms. Freckles are an inherited characteristic.

Freckles, age spots, and other darkened skin patches can become darker or more pronounced when skin is exposed to the sun. This happens because melanin absorbs the energy of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays in order to protect he skin from overexposure. The usual result of this process is skin tanning, which tends to darken areas that are already hyperpigmented. Wearing a sunscreen is a must. The sunscreen must be “broad spectrum” (i.e. it blocks both UVA and UVB). A single day of excess sun can undo months of treatment.

Hyperpigmentation is the most stubborn skin problem for skin specialists to treat. It can occur to anyone, men and women. Usually it occurs in middle age but in certain circumstances, it may be seen in young age. Hyperpigmentation occurs due to sun damage, acne problems, inflammation or due to other skin damages or sun exposure. It caused by excess production of melanin so dark skin is more prone to Hyperpimentation. It is not only some skin problem but due to this a person starts being conscious about looks and starts loosing self-confidence. Hence, it is very important to treat this immediately. TTM Spa has skin care professionals to treat hyperpigmentation successfully and they have proved themselves the best. We have clients with us who suffered from hyperpigmentation for years but got the best result with TTM spa in Markham. Our professionals performs the skin analysis in detail to check how severe the problem is. Accordingly they design the protocol for the suitable treatment. This helps us to provide you the required treatment for the successful results

We have proved ourselves the best for hyperpigmentation treatment. What more do we look for? We ensure you that you would get the best treatment in a very cost effective manner without compromising the quality of your treatment. We are happy to make you look better than making money out of it!

Benefits of a Cosmelan Peel:

  • Reduces dark spots and hyperpigmentation

  • Effective in the treatment of Melasma and Cholasma

  • Minimal pain

  • Quick results

  • Gentle enough for all skin types

  • Carries few side effects