Dark spots on the skin, also called hyperpigmentation, arise when some areas of the skin produce more melanin than others. Melanin gives our eyes, skin, and hair their color. Darker spots on your skin are not a cause for concern about your overall health. They happen naturally and do not need treatment. If, however, you are concerned about the size, shape, and texture of more pigmented areas of your skin, your dermatologist can talk to you about treatment options to reduce skin pigmentation for a more even complexion and skin texture. Feel free to ask any questions you have at your next consultation or appointment.