Also known as Bleaching Agents, lightening therapies help fade areas of unwanted pigmentation by disrupting the production and distribution of melanin in the skin by targeting overactive melanocytes (pigment-producing cells). Lightening agents are the fastest way to topically treat and fade hyperpigmentation. In aging skin, uneven skin tone is the number one factor that gives away your age (not wrinkles!). Evening out and brightening the skin tone is a relatively simple, and easy way to look younger fast. For improved results, we recommend using a lightening therapy with one or more exfoliating treatments such as retinols, alpha hydroxy acids, or enzymes.
Skin Lightening Options:
Hydroquinone – The most effective, yet controversial, skin lightener on the market.
Hydroquinone Alternatives – For those who want skin lightening benefits without the potential side effects of Hydroquinone
Azelaic Acid – Another hydroquinone alternative, the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties make it a popular acne treatment as well. Great for blemish-prone, acneic skin types.