There is nothing more frustrating than wearing layers upon layers of makeup just so you can cover dark spots on your face. Whether its hyperpigmentation, melasma, freckles or sunspots, these conditions can make someone insecure about going out make-up free.
Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of an area of skin caused by increased melanin. Melanin is a class of pigment responsible for producing the colors you are made of – such as the eyes, skin and hair. As we age, melanocytes (the cells that make melanin pigment) get stimulated from sun exposure, heat and menopause and its regulation less controlled by the body. Hyperpigmentation can also be caused by skin irritation or other skin injuries like acne scarring. People who have darker skin tones (Asian, Mediterranean or African decent) are also more prone to get hyperpigmentation.
Melasma is a condition that is also common in women, especially pregnant women and those who are taking oral or patch contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy medications. It is a tan or dark discoloration on the skin.
Many of my patients come to our clinic with pigmentation concerns and I recommend they try my skincare product RADIANCE 1-2 times a day, with a good sunscreen to keep pigmentation issues at bay. RADIANCE contains hydroquinone which helps fade away unwanted discoloration and also glycolic acid which helps to improve the skin’s “radiance” by exfoliating damaged cells leaving your skin significantly softer, even-toned and younger looking.
Fiona Wright M.D. RADIANCE is not only a great product to reduce pigmentation and even out skin tone but it can prevent pigmentation from happening in the first place! This concentrated, non-irritating, hypoallergenic formulation is an effective medical blend of the most potent skin lighteners to dissolve and help block the formation of pigmentation. Now you can enjoy the Texas summer and you don’t have to live with the dark spots, so correct your summer damage today with RADIANCE!
Edited from March 5, 2012