Brown spots depend on the excessive deposits of melanin, the pigment colouring the skin, and are diffused or localised mainly on the face, neck and hands, resulting in aesthetical and psychological discomfort.
Various conditions are responsible for an abnormal increase in pigmentation resulting in the appearance of “brown spots” on the skin.
Congenital factors are:
- Some congenital skin diseases
Acquired factors are:
- Some systemic diseases
- Chloasma gravidarum during and after pregnancy
- Oral contraceptives
- Other pharmaceuticals
- Sun spots
- Consequences of beauty treatments
- Scars caused by acne or surgical intervention