The MedSpa Pigmentation Peel

About The MedSpa’s Chemical Pigmentation Peel

The MedSpa at EYE-Q offers a chemical pigmentation peel as an option for improving hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure and changes in hormone levels. The peel is a pharmaceutical-grade, topical brightening cream that targets all types of pigmentation spots and skin discolorations, including freckles, sun damage, melasma and mild acne scarring. In addition to treating pigmentation issues, it has also been found to be useful in treating acne prone skin and minimizing large pores. Recommended For: -Pigmentation Discoloration -Melasma -Acne -Mild Acne -Scarring -Large Pores Recovery Time: 5 to 7 days Cost: $595

Treatment and Results

During the 30-minute procedure, a cream containing a prescription-strength dose of tretinoin (retinoic acid), as well as hydroquinone, a bleaching agent, is applied as a thick mask and left on the skin for 8 to 12 hours. The patient washes off the mask at home and then follows up with a maintenance version of the same medication at home for several weeks. The treatment gently fades existing pigmentation and suppresses further pigment from resurfacing. The high dose of tretinoin also helps to minimize pores, control oily skin and acne, and can help control future breakouts. While patients immediately notice a brighter, more even skin tone, it can take up to 2 months to achieve the full effect. The peel offers dramatic results with very little downtime and, when performed 1 to 2 times a year, can be a useful tool in the treatment of melasma and other pigmentation concerns.

About Hyperpigmentation and Melasma

Hyperpigmentation is caused by an increase in melanin production, often caused by sun exposure or changes in hormone levels. One common example of hyperpigmentation is melasma. Commonly found in female patients and often referred to as the “mother’s mask”, it tends to appear during pregnancy as a result of hormonal changes at that time. Melasma is an incurable chronic condition that can be very difficult to treat, especially in patients with darker skin tones. While there is no cure, the MedSpa’s pigmentation peel can be an effective tool in helping control this disorder.