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Pigment reduction made easy Special To The Star-news | Sat, Sep 11 2010 12:00 PM

 

Hyperpigmentation is a very common condition which is a result of inflammation from the sun's UV rays, a skin injury or hormonal fluctuations.

Dark spots tend to appear on sun-exposed areas, such as the face, arms, chest, neck and hands. Treatment of hyperpigmentation, regardless of which type, requires patience, compliance and the right treatments and daily use products.The most important thing to remember is that UV exposure stimulates the pigment-producing response, the daily use of broad-spectrum UV-protection with an SPF of 15 or more is imperative when treating all types of hyperpigmentation, regardless of skin type or color. A potent spot treatment product is also very helpful in treating hyperpigmentation.

Retinol is also essential to pigment reduction. The goal is to exfoliate the discolorations out of the skin. Something like retinol not only breaks up the pigment, but it also pushes new skin cells to the surface, eventually ridding the skin of dull, discolored cells.

For your complimentary consultation please call Kathleen Rocca at (619)-216-0400, Eastlake Rejuventation Center

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