We understand hyperpigmentation:
Hyperpigmentation especially on dark skin can be difficult to manage, and takes a longer time to fade. Sources of hyperpigmentation include:
- Cuts & scratches
- Acne inflammation resulting in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Photo-aging from sun-damage resulting in sun spots
- Excessive exposure to sun
- Insect bites
- Medical sources like medications
- Environmental exposure to some heavy metals
We target cosmetic hyperpigmentation on 3 levels:
Our primary pigmentation management system is Melanopeel.. Their Melanin PTC™ Science: controls hyperpigmentation on 3 levels.
Production – Melanin production involves several cascading steps. Melanopeel products contain several powerful active ingredients capable of blocking some these production pathways within the melanocyte. These include tyrosinase inhibitors and antioxidants able to neutralize highly reactive o-quinone intermediates in melanin production.
Transfer – After melanin production, each melanocyte is capable of transferring melanin to as many as 30 keratinocyte cells within the skin’s epidermis. Melanopeel products can affect this transfer with ingredients known to disrupt the melanocyte dendritic ability to effectively transfer melanin granules to keratinocytes.
Clearance – Efficient clearance of melanin from the skin involves several processes including increased epidermal turnover, and also degradation of melanin within the keratinocytes. Melanin is contained in discrete granules within the keratinocytes, and enzymatic degradation is known to occur more slowly in darker skin tones. By stimulating rapid cellular turnover, the Melanopeel System effects positive changes in the epidermis at all cell layers – exfoliation of the upper layer keratinocytes containing excess melanin AND positive stimulation of the basal layer which produces brand new cells.
We respect the science of skin reactivity to hyperpigmentation:
At Dermalogics, we excel at cosmetic hyperpigmentation management of:
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) from acne
- Sun-damaged skin & solar elastosis
- Uneven skin tones
Widest array of anti-pigmentation active ingredients & treatments:
We carry a wide array of powerful medical grade cosmeceuticals which work quickly to manage cosmetic pigmentary disorders on all skin colors, even during pregnancy.
Our #1 pigmentation management cosmeceutical line is the Melanopeel Skin Clarity System which carries strong medical grade anti-pigmentation active ingredients like hydroquinone, mandelic acid, alpha & beta hydroxy acids – lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, azelaic acid, vitamin C, retinol other skin lighteners – kojic acid, bearberry, licorice, niacinamide & arbutin, & tranexamic acid,
We also use professional treatments, devices & lasers best suited to each patient.