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Radiant Revelations: Navigating Skincare with Tretinoin, Retinol, and Beyond


Radiant Revelations: Navigating Skincare with Tretinoin, Retinol, and Beyond

This blog will discuss various revelations in skincare such as Tretinoin, Retinol, and Beyond! There are many skincare products that can help with hyper pigmentation on the skin. The most effective way to treat hyper pigmentation is to prevent it from happening in the first place. The best way to do this is to protect your skin from the sun. It is important to use SPF 30 or higher and reapply SPF throughout the day.

It is also important to wear a hat and to stay in the shade as much as possible. While it is important to prevent hyper pigmentation from happening in the first place, there are still many ways to treat it if it is something you struggle with.

The most common prescription medication that is used to treat hyper pigmentation is hydroquinone. Hydroquinone is a topical prescription cream that comes in different strengths. Hydroquinone works by reducing the production of melanin. It does this by suppressing the activity of tyrosinase, which is an enzyme that is involved in producing skin pigment. Hydroquinone temporarily inhibits tyrosinase and it is not a permanent reversal. Recommended use of hydroquinone is twice daily for a three month period.

Hydroquinone is also most effective when used with a retinoid. A retinoid, such as tretinoin, is vitmain a which helps to increase skin cell turnover. Tretinoin are supposed to be used nightly. A pea size amount of tretinoin should be placed onto the skin after hydroquinone. These products are best paired with a gentle cleanser and moisturizer.

Irritation of the skin can occur when starting to use these products and because of this sometimes it is best to start slow and not use these products everyday. Progress can normally be seen three months after using these products as it takes time for them to work most effectively.

Hydroquinone and tretinoin are not safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Some patients may not have access to these products, and because of this there are other options in terms of products for treating hyper pigmentation of the skin. Tranexamic acid is another skincare ingredient that is effective in treating hyperpigmentation.

Tranexamic acid works by inhibiting pigment production in melanocytes. It also stops pigment from being transferred from melanocytes to cells in the upper layers of the skin. This product can be used in your morning or night skincare routine or both. It is most effective when used after cleansing the skin and before applying moisturizer to the skin.

This product can also be combined with a retinoid and the retinoid will help to make this product more effective. Along with skincare products, there are
also many in office treatments that can help to treat hyperpigmentation. These in office treatments include laser and peels.

The most common chemical peel used to treat hyper pigmentation is the VI Peel. The VI Peel Precision plus is specifically designed to treat hyper pigmentation because it contains 8% hydroquinone and kojic acid which both have very strong brightening properties.

This combined with retinoid acid helps to effectively target pigment from melasma or sun damage. A series of peels always yields best results and the proper home care with retinol and hydroquinone or some other skin lightener gives best results. In terms of laser, IPL, short for intense pulsed light, is effective at targeting dark spots from the sun.

This type of treatment, however, is not effective for melasma because the heat from the light often makes melasma worse.

At Scarless Med Spa, our patients see great results from the VI Peel because it is safe for all skin types. Our patients also love the results from the peels because they target fine lines and wrinkles also. Our nurses are also experts in product recommendations including tretinoin recommendations.

Book an appointment with us today to learn how you can become the best version of yourself!

Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty Center™

Scarless Medspa™


Phone: (310) 276-1703

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Dr. Deepak Dugar

Director of Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty Center - Home of the Scarless Nose™ (Closed Rhinoplasty) Director of Scarless Med Spa

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