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Definition of Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation: Dark spots on the skin. Hyperpigmentation is primarily a cosmetic concern that can be covered with makeup, although in some cases (such as the cafe au lait spots associated with neurofibromatosis) it can be a sign of an underlying medical problem.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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