We all have something on our skin that we’re not happy with. This can be dark spots (aka hyper-pigmentation), scarring, uneven skin tone, and even freckles. Dark spots is a broad term though, that actually refers to almost all types of skin discoloration which can be caused by acne scarring, sun exposure, or even hormonal changes.
Learning how to get rid of dark spots on the face can be tricky because there is a lot of information out there, and some of it also misleading. We dove deep and did our due diligence in trying to find out what exactly works to remove or lighten dark spots and what doesn’t.
Best Treatments for Dark Spots
There are a large variety of treatments that can actually work. These can include creams, serums, retinoid solutions, laser treatments and peels, and even homemade solutions that are all natural. Deciding between which treatment is right for you all depends on a number of factors such as:
- The severity of your dark spots
- How long you’ve had them
- Your budget
The severity of your dark spots:
Do you only have one or two or do you have a big chunk of your face that is covered in dark spots? Maybe you’ve had cystic acne and have a lot of scarring, or maybe you just have a sun spot.
How long you’ve had dark spots:
If you’ve had a dark spot for your entire life, it could be that it’s a birth mark. Or, if you’ve had acne scars since you were a teenager, it may be harder to get rid of them now.
One of the best and most popular ways to get rid is to use hydroquinone creams and serums. These creams and serums contain a concentration of hydroquinone, and it’s the only ingredient that’s classified as a “bleaching agent” by the FDA. You can get hydroquinone creams and serums in a 2% concentration over-the-counter, or a 3-4% concentration when prescribed.
Skin Depigmentation Treatment:
If you have one or two troublesome dark spots, a Qwitch laser treatment may be right for you. However if you have widespread melasma or hyperpigmentation, then a skin depigmentation regimen may the right for you. We offer various options for skin depigmentation, using a Cosmelan skin peeling treatment with prescription strength hydroquinone, or a custom made depigmentation treatment with or without the addition of hydroquinone. Schedule a free consultation today and see which of our custom treatment is best for your skin hyperpigmentation.