5 Common Causes of Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)

5 Common Causes of Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a common skin condition that occurs as a result of an injury, inflammation, or irritation. PIH is characterized by the formation of brown, black, or grayish spots on the skin. Common causes of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation include: acne, , eczema, psoriasis, insect bites, and sun exposure.

The Four Types of Hyperpigmentation and What Causes Them

The Four Types of Hyperpigmentation and What Causes Them

There are several sub-types of hyperpigmentation, including: Melasma, Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH), Lentigines (Age Spots or Liver Spots), Freckles. Plus, there are many causes of extra melanin, and therefore, many ways to combat dark spots. The causes of hyperpigmentation include: Genetic Predisposition, Sun Exposure, Other Ultraviolet Light Exposure, Hormonal Changes, Acne, Eczema, and Skin Injuries, Medication Side Effects or Allergies