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Lighten Skin & Reduce Spots

Smooth & Brighten Your Skin with a Combination Peel & Pigment Corrector Cream

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Spending time in the sun can be relaxing, but it’s not always great for your skin. Dark spots can enhance the skin’s aging process to make you appear older. If you’ve tried everything to correct these spots and restore brightness to your complexion, then you know how difficult it can be!

A combination peel and Pigment Corrector Cream can help reduce the appearance of aging by lightening skin appearance and getting rid of dark spots, blemishes, and dead skin cells. Your skin will appear visibly brighter for the fresh appearance you’ve always wanted! Here’s what you need to know about these two treatments and how they work.

Common Areas of Treatment

There are many treatments available for dark skin spots, including skin-lightening creams, laser treatments, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. However, there are two methods that are proven to be more effective than others. We’ve outlined our two-step process below and how it works.
Discolored skin spots are also known as hyperpigmentation. They occur when some areas of the skin become darker than surrounding skin. It can affect any type or color of skin and there are several types to be aware of.

Age spots are a type of hyperpigmentation that occurs from sun damage. It may occur after years of spending time in the sun without proper protection. You may notice sunspots on your face after a day at the beach. Sunspots can also show up on other parts of your body, too.

Melasma occurs due to hormonal changes in the body, such as during pregnancy. It occurs when an overproduction of melanin causes dark spots to appear as a mask across the face.

Dark spots may also occur from other conditions, such as acne, injuries to the skin, surgery, and freckles. Certain medications may also contribute to dark skin spots, which can show up anywhere on the body.

Combination Peel

Step 1 – A combination peel is a professional-grade treatment for dark skin spots.

It works by exfoliating the dead skill cells to help reduce the appearance of dark spots. You can use a combination peel to help get your skin ready for other creams. A combination peel is ideal for those pesky first signs of skin aging, such as blemishes and dark spots.

Research shows that a combination chemical peel (especially one that contains salicylic acid and mandelic acid) is more effective than single-chemical peels for the treatment of acne. The study also found that there were minimal side effects. Results also lasted longer than single-chemical peels.

Another study found that chemical peels containing glycolic acid provided better results in the treatment of photodamaged facial skin in women than treatments without it (2). The study noted that adding glycolic acid to chemical peels significantly enhanced skin elasticity and hydration while reducing the melanin index. The glycolic acid peel was found to be useful in the treatment of epidermal or superficial lesions. It also improved photodamaged facial skin texture.

Combination peels should only be used in a professional setting for the purpose of smoothing the skin’s surface and boosting its complexion. Key ingredients may include glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, and mandelic acid. A combination peel should not be used if you are pregnant or have sunburned skin. It’s often used as step one of a three-step skin lightening process.

Pigment Corrector Cream

Step-two of your skin lightening regimen to target uneven skin tones and reduce dark aging spots.

An expert pregnant corrector can be used as step-two of your skin lightening regimen. It is designed to target uneven skin tones and reduce dark aging spots. The following formula has proven to be effective at improving skin tone and complexion:

  • Mandelic acid, salicylic acid and retinol A: these ingredients exfoliate the skin to visibly smooth its surface and enhance the complexion.
  • Alpha arbutine, licorice root extract, undecylenoyl phenylalanine, ethyl L ascorbic acid, niacinamide and resveratrol: these ingredients help reduce the appearance of dark spots and even out the skin’s complexion and tone. This antioxidant blend also helps reduce inflammation by combating free radical damage to reverse the premature signs of skin aging. Your skin should be feel better hydrated and less textured after use.

This type of gentle treatment is safer to use than others that contain harsh chemicals. It should only be used in a doctor’s office. The treatment may take 30 minutes from beginning to end and should be done four times every two weeks over the course of two months for best results. Improvements are usually seen after one month of consistent use.

You can further enhance your treatment by avoiding the sun, wearing SPF 15 protection when outdoors, and avoiding extreme hot or cold temperatures. Activities such as microdermabrasion, saunas, and Bikram yoga should also be avoided.

Before getting this treatment, your doctor may want to do an analysis of your skin to determine if your skin will benefit. Your doctor may also check for possible skin allergies that conflict with this treatment. It’s a good idea to take before and after pictures with your smartphone so that you can see your results as they progress!

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Common Questions Answered.

What is Skin Lightening Regimen Treatment?

This is a unique expert system exclusively available via dermatologists and medical practitioners that is clinically proven to help target and reduce dark spots and unwanted skin pigmentation.

What are the benefits the Skin Lightening Regimen?

The Uniq White complex, a patented formulation, is specially designed to respect sensitive skin by excluding known controversial and irritating ingredients for a safer more effective skin treatment.

Is the Skin Lightening Regimen suitable for everyone?

The treatment is suitable for anyone suffering from dark spots or unwanted skin pigmentation on the face or body. There are some contradictions such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, known allergies or skin diseases in the area to be treated. The doctor will do a pretreatment diagnostic and skin analysis to ensure your suitability.

How long does the Skin Lightening Regimen treatment take?

Each treatment session in the doctor’s clinic takes only about 30 minutes from start to finish. The minimum recommended treatment protocol comprises of 4 in clinic treatments, every 2 weeks over a period of 2 months.

What should I expect from the Skin Lightening Regimen?

A peeling agent is applied to the skin, you will feel a tingling heating sensation, this is normal and is a sign the product is working on the skin. Two to three days after the peeling your skin may be red similar to a mild sunburn and you will experience some light flaking or desquamation of the skin. You will need to apply the homecare products prescribed by your doctor as part of the treatment protocol.

When will I see results with the Skin Lightening Regimen? How long will they last?

Individual cases vary, but our clinical study has shown that the first improvement may be seen after about 1 month. Depending on the severity of the pigmentation you may need to do several treatments. Pigmentation is a chronic skin disorder and is likely to reappear especially after renewed sun exposure. Maintenance or follow up treatments may be recommended on your doctor’s advice.

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