Hyperpigmentation goes by a lot of different names: age spots, melasma, pregnancy mask, and liver spots. The list goes on. But as far as a top solution to fade stubborn scars, redness, and brown and grayish blotches, the list is short. Prescription-strength Hydroquinone stands out as one of the most recommended solutions worldwide.
Prescription-strength hydroquinone (HQ) is also US FDA-approved to treat hyperpigmentation caused by melasma, also known as pregnancy mask. Here at the Center, we are able to mix up to 8% Hydroquinone under the direction of Dr. Van Ye. No matter your skin type or color, everyone’s skin develops an uneven tone and discoloration eventually.
People may even experience post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation; also known as, red or brown spots left behind after acne, bug bites, cuts, and blemishes heal. Age spots, typically appearing around age 40, will darken quickly if provoked by lifestyle, hereditary factors, and medical conditions.
At The Center, your provider will direct you as to your prescription strength when you come in for your complimentary consultation. Hydroquinone is a great agent to decrease and prevent pigment when used in daily conjunction with sunscreen. We’ll talk about the importance of sunscreen and its ingredients in future blogs.