While skin pigmentation isn’t a serious medical condition, it can be cosmetically bothersome and affect your self-confidence. Fortunately, there are a number of safe lightening products that can deal with this skin concern and promote better skin tone and texture.
Dr. Sylvia Skin Care is a great resource for products that can target skin hyperpigmentation and uneven skin texture. We offer safe and proven topical products, as well as prescription products (Rx) that can safely treat pigmentation and stimulate new collagen growth.
Dr. Sylvia Advanced Clear Skin 3, 4, 5
Dr. Sylvia Advanced Clear Skin is a clinically formulated 3-step program, which consists of Skin Lightener (#3), Exfoliator Forte (#4), and Balancer (#5).
Hydroquinone, a safe lightening agent that blocks the production of melanin, is the main active ingredient of this skin care program. This has long been used as a pigmentation treatment for freckles, sun damage, melasma, and age and liver spots.
Start off using the right cleanser and toner for your skin type. Then, you can proceed using the following products to safely reverse pigmentation.
Skin Lightener (#3)
Skin Lightener is the third step following cleansing and toning. This is beneficial in correcting unwanted pigmentation such as freckles, age spots, liver spots, and specific areas of excess melanin or hyperpigmentation.
- How to Use: Apply a thin layer to affected areas as needed in the morning and evening or as directed by a physician. After using the product, be sure to limit sun exposure by wearing protective clothing or using a sunscreen or a sunblock. This will help prevent darkening from returning.
Exfoliator Forte (#4)
This is the fourth step after using a cleanser, toner, and Skin Lightener. Exfoliator Forte contains alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that can help improve your skin texture and maintain clear skin.
- How to Use:
Use this daily in the morning or as directed by a physician. Do note that the AHA component of the product may increase skin sensitivity to the sun. Be sure to limit sun exposure and use a sunscreen while using the product and for a week afterwards.
This is the fifth step after cleansing, toning, and using Skin Lightener and Exfoliator Forte. Balancer also contains 4% hydroquinone but it works in the deeper layers of the skin, which is beneficial for lightening freckles, age spots, and other unwanted areas of hyperpigmentation.
- How to Use:
Apply a thin layer to affected areas as needed in the evening, or as directed by a physician. Balancer can also be mixed with topical Vitamin A products. To prevent darkening from recurring, limit sun exposure by using a sunscreen SPF or wearing protective clothing.
Diamond Tomato Rx
This natural and safe dietary supplement is formulated with two safe and clinically-proven ingredients: Tranexamic Acid and PhytoflORAL®. Both are known to protect, brighten and nourish the skin from within.
Tranexamic Acid is made from an amino acid (lysine) which in low dosage of 250mg can safely and effectively treat melasma according to numerous clinical studies. PhytoflORAL, on the other hand, is made from non-chemical processed colorless tomatoes which is proven to protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays while simultaneously lightening the skin.
Diamond Tomato Rx has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can protect your skin from sun damage and environmental toxins. It can also reduce pigmentation (including melasma), lighten your complexion, and give your skin a healthy and radiant glow.
- How to use:
General recommendation is one capsule, twice a day: one in the morning and one in the evening. Do take note that this oral supplement should also be taken with supervision from an experienced aesthetic doctor. Since it contains medical-grade ingredients, Diamond Tomato Rx is only available with a prescription from Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore.
With safe and effective solutions, you can successfully deal with pigmentation and feel great about your skin. To learn more about these products and know the most suitable solution for your skin concern, contact Cutis Laser Clinics today and schedule a consultation with our Harvard-trained aesthetic doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez.