Hyperpigmentation and melasma are common skin conditions characterized by darkened patches on the skin. While they share similarities, melasma is often triggered by hormonal changes and is more prevalent in women, especially during pregnancy. Hyperpigmentation, on the other hand, can occur in anyone and is usually a response to factors like sun exposure, injury, or inflammation.

Both conditions can significantly impact one’s appearance and self-esteem, making effective treatment crucial. The skin’s appearance can vary widely, with patches ranging from light brown to deep black, often becoming more pronounced with sun exposure.


What Is Hyperpigmentation & Melasma?

A skin condition characterized by darkened skin patches, often due to hormonal changes or external factors.

What Causes Hyperpigmentation & Melasma?

Causes generally include sun exposure, hormonal changes, skin injury, and inflammation.

What Treats Hyperpigmentation & Melasma?

Treatments include Sylfirm X, Chemical Peels, Halo, and SkinPen.

What Causes Hyperpigmentation & Melasma?

The causes of hyperpigmentation and/or melasma are generally from excessive sun exposure, injury, or significant changes in hormones. While there are only a few causes, the condition is still prevalent in the general population, particularly in cases of excessive sun exposure.

Sun Exposure

Excessive exposure to the sun’s UV rays is a primary cause of both hyperpigmentation and Melasma. The skin reacts by producing more melanin, leading to darkened patches. Prolonged sun exposure without proper protection can exacerbate the condition, making sunscreens and protective clothing essential.

Hormonal Changes

Hormonal fluctuations, particularly during pregnancy or when using oral contraceptives, can trigger Melasma. This is why it is sometimes referred to as the “mask of pregnancy.” Additionally, hormone-related disorders like thyroid dysfunction can also contribute to these skin conditions.

Skin Injury

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation occurs when an injury or inflammation to the skin causes increased pigment production. This includes acne scars, burns, and cuts. Even minor skin injuries can result in lasting hyperpigmentation, particularly in darker skin tones.

Treatment Options

While there are only a few causes of hyperpigmentation, there is an abundance of treatments that a patient can undergo in order to rid themselves of this concern, ranging from chemical peels to microneedling treatments. Regardless of your condition, we are confident we can find the perfect treatment for your needs.

Our Services

Sylfirm X


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Sylfirm X is a revolutionary treatment that targets both superficial and deep pigmentation. It works by delivering controlled radiofrequency energy and microneedling to the affected areas, effectively reducing pigmentation while promoting skin rejuvenation. This method is particularly effective in treating stubborn pigmentation that does not respond to topical treatments.

Chemical Peels


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Chemical peels involve applying a solution to the skin, which causes the top layers to peel off. This process removes pigmented cells, revealing fresher, lighter skin underneath. It’s effective for surface-level pigmentation and also helps in reducing fine lines and minor skin irregularities.



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Halo is a hybrid fractional laser treatment that addresses skin pigmentation by combining ablative and non-ablative wavelengths. It effectively treats the skin’s surface and deeper layers for comprehensive results. Halo also enhances skin luminosity and smoothness, making it a popular choice for overall skin rejuvenation.



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SkinPen is a microneedling device that stimulates the skin’s natural healing process. By creating micro-injuries that are not noticeable to the naked eye, the body encourages cell turnover, helping to fade pigmentation and improve overall skin texture. Additionally, this treatment boosts collagen production, leading to firmer and more youthful-looking skin.

Bbl Forever Young


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BBL Forever Young is an innovative light therapy that targets the deeper layers of the skin. It stimulates new cell growth and rejuvenates the skin, effectively reducing the appearance of hypopigmentation. This noninvasive treatment promotes a more even skin tone with minimal discomfort and downtime.

Why Should I Choose Contour You?

At Contour You, we’re not just about treatments; we’re about transformations. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Scott W. Siverhus, a seasoned professional in aesthetic medicine, we offer tailor-made solutions for conditions like hyperpigmentation and melasma. Our approach goes beyond standard procedures, focusing on a holistic journey to skin rejuvenation. Here, your unique needs drive our mission, ensuring that every treatment is as individual as you are. Our unwavering commitment to quality, safety, and patient satisfaction has made us a trusted name in aesthetic care.

Reclaim Your Skin’s Appearance

At Contour You, your journey to radiant, even-toned skin is our mission. Our cutting-edge treatments are here to offer you the solution you’ve been searching for. Contact us today at 602-390-2015 to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards the skin you deserve.

We’d Love to Hear From You

We are ready to help you create your inner and outer glow at Contour You Med Spa! We invite you to bring your concerns to us and see what we can do to help you safely and effectively treat your specific needs.