If you have excess hyperpigmentation from sun damage or acne scarring, you may be searching for a treatment that can help you achieve a smoother, more uniform complexion. While there are plenty of cosmetic procedures out there that can help, sometimes the best solution is one you can store right in your bathroom cabinet.
How Hydroquinone Helps With Hyperpigmentation
Hydroquinone is a topical solution that’s designed to fade excess melanin, which usually appears in the form of freckles, dark spots, melasma, and other skin conditions. Hydroquinone works by breaking down the existing melanin at the treatment site, which helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Over time, skin looks smoother and clearer, thus helping to produce a more even complexion.
Hydroquinone is an excellent solution for clients who want to fade hyperpigmentation but may not want to resort to more expensive cosmetic treatments yet. Hydroquinone takes longer to produce results, but it is highly effective.
Who Can Use Hydroquinone?
Hydroquinone isn’t right for everyone; in fact, it’s recommended that people with sensitive skin, severe allergies, and/or open wounds should not use hydroquinone. People with darker skin tones should also avoid using hydroquinone, as it doesn’t always produce uniform results. That can leave behind noticeably lighter patches, which may make the hyperpigmentation even more noticeable!
If you’re a candidate for hydroquinone treatments, you should follow all of your doctor’s instructions on how to use it. Keep in mind that you may experience mild burning and sting at the treatment site.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about hydroquinone, and if you’re a good candidate for this topical treatment?
Schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock in Walnut Creek, CA (925)-937-8377 or Greenbrae, CA (415) 925-1700.
*Individual results may vary