Find a Treatment Plan That Works Best For You
If you are dealing with dark spots, also referred to as sunspots or age spots, then you know they can be one of the most difficult and frustrating skin concerns. We often hear questions regarding treatment methods for dark spots – so today we will answer some of those common queries:
What treatments are available to minimize dark spots?
Obtaining a tailored treatment plan from an experienced skincare professional or dermatologist is the best way to deal with dark spots. We suggest you look into REN Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic or 100%Pure Fruit Acids Apple Enzyme Resurfacing Serum as they are designed to target pigmentation discoloration and reduce the appearance of melasma and age spots respectively, granting you dramatic skin improvements.
Is there any way to lighten my birthmark or reduce the appearance of my freckles?
It is essential to distinguish between genetic discoloration (think a birthmark or freckles) and dark spots due to sun exposure. If the spot changes color with the seasons, such as darker in summer and lighter in winter, it’s likely genetically-driven so long-term treatment won’t be effective. However, if you’ve noticed new spots that seem to get darker over time – most likely they were caused by harmful UV rays – then successful fading of these blemishes is much more probable.
Pigmentation Serums – Is there a difference?
Different brands usually name these serums as Brightening, Lightening, Clarifying, Discoloration Repair Serum.. Composition and mode of action are key and shouldn’t be overlooked. Using a serum can help lighten hyperpigmentation, as it hinders melanin combining in the melanocytes, which reduces pigments existing in skin cells. Some of the best ingredients to look out for to treat hyperpigmentation include Vitamin C, Retinol, Mandelic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Glycolic Acid and Kojic Acid.
- 100%Pure Brightening Serum
- Obagi Medical C-Clarifying Serum
- SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF
- 100%Pure Dark Spot Remover
- Vivant Skin Care 15 Mandelic Acid 3-in-1 Serum
Are Pigmentation Serums safe to use during pregnancy?
It is highly advised to consult with your doctor about all products you are using or plan on utilizing during pregnancy.
I’m noticing that my dark spot is appearing even darker instead of brighter after starting a new treatment. Why is that?
Dark spots that live more superficially in the epidermal layer of skin are much easier to treat since there is less depth for the pigment to travel. In contrast, dark spots which penetrate into lower layers such as the dermis can be notoriously difficult and time-consuming to address. Since the area is deeper, it may appear lighter before the treatment begins. As it progresses, however, you will notice that the pigment moves upwards towards the surface; as this happens, the spot should become darker and darker until you reach your desired outcome — a sign that your treatment is working perfectly.
How frequently should I apply Pigmentation Serum?
Remember, composition is key! With its potent ingredients, we recommend only using a little amount as spot treatment once or twice daily. For best results, it’s suggested to use these products for 6 month intervals and then wait 1-2 months before restarting another course of treatment. On the other hand, 100%Pure Dark Spot Remover is all natural with no chemical lighteners or bleaching agents; thus you can use it continually until your desired outcome has been achieved.
Are there any other products to consider for a luminous skin care regimen?
Sun protection is essential for everyone all year long, but even more so if you are using lightening products. Unprotected exposure to the sun can cause a further increase in melanin production, thus undermining your brightening efforts! For optimal results from your brightness-boosting skincare regimen, make sure to apply SPF 30+ every day without fail.