Whether you refer to it as hyperpigmentation, freckles, brown spots, liver spots, melasma or age spots; these concerns are among the most common complaints we see at ICLS. Having clear and glowing skin is most highly associated with being healthy and youthful. So when spots begin to emerge on the skin caused by hormones, pregnancy, the sun or following a break–out, it can be very troubling for the person affected.
One of the best treatments for brown pigmentation on the skin is SkinTX™. Although it may appear to be a skincare regime, it is imperative to think of SkinTX™ as a medical treatment, just like a procedure you have in the office. It is a physician–prescribed daily system that is effective in significantly lightening, reducing and eliminated unwanted areas of pigmentation and brown spots. It is an excellent adjunct to in-office treatments, or can be done on its own as a 3–month system with excellent results. Patients who cannot accommodate the downtime of laser or afford much time off from work may benefit from the SkinTX™ program since it’s done at home every morning and night. Although it is very normal to expect some degree of redness and/or peeling when first starting the program, it is important to push through this period in order to get to your glowing end result.
SkinTX™ is indicated for all skin types and is an excellent option for darker skinned patients who may not be candidates for laser treatment. It is recommended that you cease treatment while pregnant or breast-feeding. Also, your sunscreen that is included should be worn daily to protect your skin and ensure the areas of pigmentation do not return from being exposed to the sun.
Depending on your skin type, we will either recommend the Normal to Dry program or the Oily to Combination program. These programs include a total of 8 products, some of which are used only in the morning, some in the evening, and some are used twice daily. The main difference between the two programs is the Cleanser and Toner/Astringent that is used. A topical brightening serum as well as the active 4% hydroquinone products are responsible for lightening the unwanted areas of brown on the skin. Before taking your program home we will take pre-photos and ask to see you back in 3 months for follow-up photos and to see how far you’ve come in your skin journey. It’s also important to know that we will see you back in follow-up any time throughout the course of your treatment to monitor and track your progress.