When certain areas of the skin become comparatively dark than the rest of the skin tone, we medically term it as hyperpigmentation or melasma,

These patches can be yellowish, brownish, bluish , or blackish in color.

Hyperpigmentation is more prominent over cheeks, forehead, upper lips and nose and occurs mainly between 20-40 years of age.

When facial pigmentation occurs during pregnancy, we term it as  chloasma.

As noticed, it is more common in women but men may also get hyperpigmentation.

There are three types of hyperpigmentation

  • Lentigines: Freckles arising on skin
  • Solar lentigines: Caused due to prolonged sun exposure
  • Melasma: Majorly caused due to hormonal changes

 

Pigmentation refers to the color of the skin. Melanocytes are the skin cells that produce melanin that imparts color to the skin.

Overproduction of melanin causes melasma. This excess production happens majorly due to hormonal imbalance caused during childbirth, pregnancy or menopause.

There can be various other factors as well such as genetic predisposition age , stress, lack of sleep, etc.

 

Causes of facial pigmentation

  • Hormonal changes
  • During menopause, childbirth or pregnancy
  • Hormonal replacement therapy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep
  • Sun exposure
  • Heredity

 

Let us discuss these factors in detail

Age

More common at 20-40 years of age

Sun exposure

Prolonged sun exposure activates melanocytes to produce more melanin and hence causes melasma

Stress

Though stress is not directly related to facial pigmentation but may cause hormonal imbalance and hence facial pigmentation.

Menopause

Facial pigmentation is one of the symptoms during menopause in some of the cases.

Hyperthyroidism 

Imbalance in thyroid hormone causes facial pigmentation

Contraceptive Pills

Oral contraceptive pills may also cause pigmentation and require proper homeopathic treatment to fade away.

Lack of sleep

Inadequate sleep may cause stress hormones to rise which may worsen thee pigmentation:

Genetic lineage

People who have a genetic predisposition are also at a higher chance of facial pigmentation.

Homeopathic Treatment for Hyperpigmentation

Homeopathy  removes the pigmentation all naturally by stimulating the immune system to optimize the melanocytes for optimum amount of melanin production.

Homeopathy believes that the outer physical appearance of facial pigmentation is a symptom to some internal disturbance.

When internal disturbance or the source cause gets corrected, the dark patches on the skin starts to fade away.

Homeopathic medicines for facial pigmentation can eliminate the spots partially or even completely depending upon individual analysis.

Continuous follow ups with homeopath will help not only to halt the further development of these dark patches  but also lighten the already existing one’s.

All this improvement is brought about through all natural homeopathic remedies.

In time and with proper follow-up’s your skin texture starts improving.

In certain cases, external homeopathic creams made from mother tinctures and low potencies  may also be prescribed.

 

Homeopathic Medicines for Facial Pigmentation

Lycopodium Clavatum

  • Greyish yellow discolored face
  • Blue circles around eyes

Sepia Officinalis

  • Pigmentation on cheeks, forehead and nose
  • Brown , yellowish  to blackish in color
  • Suitable for chloasma
  • Facial pigmentation during menopause
  • For patients who have dark hair

Pulsatilla Nigricans

  • For women with irregular menstrual cycle
  • Pigmented spots and freckles on face

Thuja Occidentalis

  • Dry skin with brown spots
  • Dark under eyes

Argenticum Nitricum

  • Face looks old, pale and bluish
  • Brown skin with irregular brown patches

Cadmium Sulphuratum

  • Yellow stains on cheek and nose
  • Gets more pigmented in sun
  • Worse in wind

Copaiva Offincinalis

  • Brown lenticular spots
  • Spots can itch sometimes

Caulophyllum Thalictroides

Pigmentation due to uterine and menstrual disorder

 

If you still have any doubt or concerns, please feel free to drop me a message at info@RChomeopathy.com.au and I will get back to you soon.

Note: Do not self-medicate any of the remedies listed above . Consult a qualified homeopath