Hyperpigmentation (dark spots) is caused by an excessive production of melanin in the skin. Asian skin tends to have more melanin than Caucasian skin, and as a result, Asian skin is more prone to skin discoloration. There are many ways to treat hyperpigmentation, however, many come with risks. Below, you’ll find our recommendations for the safest, most effective treatments, many of which are offered at Illuminate Plastic Surgery in Palo Alto & San Jose, CA.
Because of its side effects, we will often recommend non-hydroqunine skin lighteners to patients. A favorite among our clients and staff is the Jan Marini, Laminate Face Lotion. This product is a highly concentrated, non-hydroquinone skin lightener. It also contains retinol to help with fine lines and wrinkles – an added benefit!* The Marini Laminate Face Lotion is generally well tolerated on the skin and can be used year round.
At Illuminate Plastic Surgery, we’re proud to offer each of the above treatments, including PicoSure for hyperpigmentation. Contact Illuminate Plastic Surgery in Palo Alto or San Jose, CA for an evaluation to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for a PicoSure procedure. Call (650) 433-8621 today to book an appointment with Dr. David Boudreault.
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