Hyperpigmentation or dark spots can be a problem for many men and women. Hyperpigmentation can be caused by acne, the sun, or from melasma. For those who wish to even out their skin tones, they may begin looking for ways or treatments that can be done. Hyperpigmentation, dark spots, or sun spots have a number of different treatment options that a professional will use to help even out skin tone. Dealing with hyperpigmentation is easier than ever and you can have beautiful skin in no time at all. Open Door Med Spa will share some of the best treatment options for dark spots, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation.

What is Good for Hyperpigmentation & Dark Spots?

For those with hyperpigmentation or those who suffer from dark spots including sun spots, these conditions are treatable and you can reduce the symptoms. There are a wide variety of skin care options for hyperpigmentation and other similar skin conditions. They can be treated with topicals as well as IPL therapy. Often for more severe cases, a combination of treatments may be needed. Following are the different types of treatment for hyperpigmentation for men and women.

Topical Retinoid

Topical retinoid is a primary product that is well known to reduce or fade out dark spots on the skin without any other major treatments. Topical retinoid is best for those with minor pigmentation. Topical retinoid works by turning over the cells in the skin and even out and lightning the dark spots. However, topical retinoid is a slower treatment method and can take three months before you begin to see any changes.


Hydroquinone is another product that works to physically lighten up dark spots. Hydroquinone is most often prescribed for those with Melasma. You will apply hydroquinone at night. It can take up to six weeks before you will begin to see results. For those with Melasma and using hydroquinone, you must always wear sunscreen during the day, as this product doesn’t replace the need for sunscreen.

Glycolic Acid

For those who develop hyperpigmentation from acne, the best way to remove the pigments is with a glycolic acid based product. Glycolic acid is a type of Alpha Hydroxy acid that exfoliates and restores the skin and dark spots. Glycolic acid can be in many different forms from creams, gels, masks and in chemical peels.

Intense Pulsed Light Photo Facial (IPL)

IPL is a final treatment for those with more severe Hyperpigmentation. IPL will also provide much faster results than a topical. When IPL is preformed it uses a scattered light that causes the Hyperpigmentation to enter a superficial state. Later the skin will begin flaking off and the newer skin will have little or no pigment in the skin. You can see results in one session, but to remove all pigmentation you will want anywhere from 3 to 5 treatments.

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If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, sun spots or dark spots and you want even and beautiful skin tones, contact Open Door Med Spa. We can provide IPL and some of the topical products to improve your skin tone.