5 Best Ways to Lighten & Brighten Your Skin
5 Best Ways to Lighten & Brighten Your Skin
Goodbye Brown Spots
Living in the great state of Arizona, most of us struggle with sun spots and age spots. These days sunscreen is preached for everyday wear as well as how important it is to reapply. However, years ago sunscreen was that one time application for all day outdoor activities. Maybe even baby oil and iodine was more your generation. As important as sunscreen is to protect against everyday exposure for anti-aging and prevention of sun spots, what about all of the previous years of damage that are now popping up? Take a look at our 5 favorite ways to even out your skin tone.
This product has had quite the controversy over the past few years, is it safe? Yes, absolutely! It has been, and continues to be, the gold standard in the treatment of melasma, brown spots or patches on the face and other parts of the body. Color-producing cells within the skin can sometimes produce excess color. The excess color production causes brown spots to form on the surface of the skin. Hydroquinone works by inhibiting these color-producing cells and helping to lighten the brown spots. It is a naturally derived antioxidant that can be found in a wide variety of plants and foods such as berries, wheat and grains, beans, tea, coffee, red wine, broccoli and onions.
Obagi Blue Radiance Chemical Peel
This unique blend of acids provides a gentle yet effective peel, resulting in tighter, smoother and brighter-looking skin after just one peel! Salicylic is the base acid in this peel used to improve a range of skin conditions one of which is hyperpigmentation, or brown spots. Although you can see an improvement in just one treatment, a series of 4 to 6 provides best overall results. Blue Radiance peel works by exfoliating the uppermost damaged skin layers, a superficial exfoliation, with little to no downtime. This treatment is great for post-inflammatory scarring from acne (redness) and photo damage (brown spots) resulting in an overall improvement in texture and tone leaving your skin fresh, renewed and radiant!
This treatment uses a specific wavelength of light to target and treat pigmented lesions. Cosmetic flaws may be caused by heredity, medication, pregnancy or environmental factors. Most pigmented lesions (age spots or sun damage) can be treated with a photofacial. Great improvement can be seen in just one treatment however, for best results repeated treatments are necessary. This specific wavelength of light laser is attracted to pigment and after the photofacial, the pigmented lesions that were treated will get a few shades darker. The darkened spots may resemble coffee grounds on the skin but will have no texture to them. It is safe to wear makeup and continue with most of your normal skin care regimens following treatment. The ‘coffee ground’ spots can take up to 2 weeks to slough off naturally.
Pixel Laser Skin Resurfacing
Pixel Resurfacing is an aesthetic laser treatment that lifts away years from your face. It can help reverse the early signs of aging and help counteract years of sun damage or acne scarring. This skin resurfacing treatment is perfect for those who have considered CO2 (ablative) skin resurfacing, dermabrasions or deep chemical peels but were put off by the extended recovery time or anesthesia required. Pixel can provide the dramatic results of those procedures but with fewer risks. With recovery time reduced from up to 30 days to usually 3-7 days depending on the type of pixel treatment. This resurfacing treatment works by creating thousands of microscopic perforations, but the skin around each of these perforations remains intact. This allows your skin’s top layer to heal from the edge of these tiny holes very rapidly. You will see an improvement in the tone and texture of your skin. Many people choose Pixel Resurfacing because it clears sun-damaged skin, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, shrinks the appearance of pores, fills in acne scars and blends uneven pigmentation.
Revision Skincare Products
For over 25 years, Revision Skincare has provided physicians with clinically proven, high-performing skincare products. Using only the purest, most efficacious ingredients, the Revision Skincare collection was formulated to provide targeted solutions for enhancing skin’s appearance and reducing the signs of aging. The Brightening Facial Wash has Vitamin C, Licorice & Lily extract which naturally brightens the skin. The benefits of this cleanser is to brighten the skin for a radiant complexion, exfoliates dead surface cells for softer smoother skin and cleanses the skin without stripping it of its natural moisture content. Skin Resurfacer 15% & 25% are exfoliating facial lotions that come in two different glycolic percentages to remove dead surface cells and brighten and smooth the skin to reveal fresher, more radiant skin. Intellishade is formulated with a blend of three peptides and broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, it’s the smart way to care for your skin. It has Vitamin C (THD Ascorbate) to brighten and provide antioxidant benefits to fight photodamage that causes premature aging. Vitamin C Lotion 15% & 30% is your daily antioxidant protection with THD Ascorbate (Vitamin C) for brighter skin.
Five Great Choices
Although all of these services and products are excellent for the treatment of hyperpigmentation or brown spots, make sure they are right for your skin type and conditions. If you are unsure of which treatment or product would be best for you, a complimentary consultation would be best to know all of your options and the right price range that would work for you.