Hydroquinone is the most widely used skin lightener on the market. Due to its effectiveness, it’s often found in face whitening products and other hyperpigmentation treatments. Hydroquinone works by blocking tyrosinase, an enzyme essential to the production of melanin (skin pigment). While hyperpigmentation can cause distress when dark spots on face, hands, and other body parts develop, the right skin lightening treatment can reduce hyperpigmentation for a more beautiful, even skin tone.
What Is Hyperpigmentation and Why Does It Occur?
Hyperpigmentation develops when melanin is produced in excess on certain areas on the body. The result is flat, darkened spots on the skin that range from light brown to black in color. These spots can differ in size and shape. There are several common types of hyperpigmentation spots, such as age spots caused by sun exposure. Melasma is another common type of hyperpigmentation caused by hormonal changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy or while on birth control pills.
What Can You Do To Get Rid of Hyperpigmentation?
There are several excellent options designed to reduce the appearance of age spots, liver spots, and brown spots on face. Chemical peels are a popular type of pigmentation treatment that involves the application of an acidic solution to remove layers of skin. Laser therapies and IPLs have a similar effect but use a high-energy light for better control over intensity. One of the best options for hyperpigmentation is a lightening cream containing the powerful active ingredient hydroquinone.
What Is the Best Skin Lightening Cream Available?
Hyperpigmentation is a common yet frustrating condition that can leave you feeling less confident about the condition of your skin. Fortunately, a quality hyperpigmentation cream can help. Hydroquinone creams can be safe and highly effective in fading dark spots on the skin when used correctly and in the proper dosages. The Dr. Sylvia Advanced Skin Care Program offers five* simple steps for establishing healthy skin free of unwanted blemishes. By following steps three, four, and five of the program you can achieve skin brightening and a more even complexion that will make you feel confident about the look of your skin. (*Steps 1 and 2 are usually your basic cleanser and toner. If you’re looking for a facial wash for oily and acne-prone skin, we recommend our best-seller Purifying AZA Cleanser. Otherwise, click here to view other options.)
Skin Lightener – 3: The Dr. Sylvia Skin Lightener is the third step in the program after cleansing and toning. This unique formula contains 4 percent hydroquinone to correct undesired pigmentation in the upper layers of skin such as liver spots, age spots, and freckles. The Skin Lightener is recommended for individuals with sensitive, normal, mature, or oily skin.
Exfoliator Forte – 4: The Exfoliator Forte is the next step in the Dr. Sylvia Advanced Clear Skin Program. It contains 14 percent alpha-hydroxy acid which has been buffered to 10 percent to improve skin texture for a clear, smooth complexion. With a pH level of 3.4, the Exfoliator Forte is suitable for sensitive, normal, mature, and oily skin.
Balancer – 5: The final step in the program is the Balancer. The Balancer also contains 4 percent hydroquinone to lighten dark spots and melasma on the deeper layer of the skin. This pigmentation removal formula doubles as an enriching agent and can be used individually or as part of Dr. Sylvia’s Advanced Skin Care Program. Advanced Skin Care Program contains 4% prescription-strength hydroquinone is only available with a prescription from Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, our skin specialist and US Board Certified doctor. To learn more about the products mentioned, contact our skin specialist in Singapore at the Cutis Aesthetic Clinic at 6801 4000.