What is Hyperpigmentation?

by | Jul 30, 2015 | Blog


Hyperpigmentation refers to discoloration caused by deposits of melanin that appear as stubborn brown spots. Often when skin is exposed to harsh components such as sun and birth control pills, the normal production of melanin becomes impaired resulting in an over abundance of pigment in certain areas of the face. This is a tough skin problem that many people face. Sun sensitizing medications and pregnancy may contribute to some of this blotchiness.

Treating hyperpigmentation requires patience and time. The average person begins to see results after about 3–6 months (or longer )depending on the depth of the pigment stain. The results achieved are not a permanent solution, therefore, clients are instructed to ALWAYS use 100% sun protection at all times. Your esthetician will advise you on a customized home maintenance plan that enhances your complexion and reduces the appearance of brown spots. Ask about our FREE skin scanning.

Possible Contributing Factors for Hyperpigmentation:

Sun Sensitizing Products
Skin Trauma
Hot Temperatures
Sun Exposure
Birth Control Pills
Blood Pressure Medication
Spraying Colognes
Hormone Fluctuations

Tips on Fading away unwanted spots:

  1. Lifestyle: Because brown spot are so difficult to get rid of, it is important to always be aware of the main triggers: sun, hormones, heat.Sun:
  2. Always wear sunscreen regardless of the weather.
  3. Alternate: Change product every 3 months from 4 different choices of lightening products.
  4. Chemical Peels: Boost the skin by a skin care professional (booster peel) for maximum results.

Products recommended:

Triple Brightening Serum– with kojic acid- we recommend this to use with Vitamin A or Glycolic Acid exfoliant
HQ Serum– with Glycolic acid 10%,Hydroquinone 2% and  Kojic Acid 2%
Brightening Cream Alternative in cream base –(NO hydroquinone)
Glycolic and Kojic with 7.5% Glycolic Acid and 2% Kojic Acid