When you’re out in the sunshine, your skin protects itself from the onslaught of powerful rays by overproducing melanocytes (melanin), which can progress as you get older. The results is uneven pigment on your skin. Freckles, age spots, and areas of discoloration are the result. While many favor freckles, there’s no doubt that most of us are unhappy to see age spots and hyperpigmentation on our faces and bodies.
This is where Hydroquinone comes in, and it is definitely the gold standard ingredient in skin care products that treat skin discoloration. That’s because it’s also the primary ingredient for inhibiting melanin production. Melanin causes the skin to darken, and hydroquinone fights back by inhibiting it from doing so. This prevents the skin from producing more discoloration. It also corrects the skin by lightening it, and has an excellent safety record when prescribed by a physician and used according to directions.
Deep Skin Penetration, for Improved Results with Hydroquinone
When formulated in 4% strength in combination with Tretinoin, Hydroquinone as able to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. This enables it to more effectively fade skin discoloration, age spots, and pigmented areas caused by acne. Over-the-counter products don’t have the 4% strength that is needed to do the job. That’s where a prescription product comes in.
In the Dermesse Skin Care System, Dermesse Skin Lightener is formulated with 4% Hydroquinone, glycolic acid, and Vitamin C (as an antioxidant.) Unlike other skincare products, Dermesse products that contain Hydroquinone are formulated using a proprietary method that eliminates skin irritation – a common complaint. Since you can effectively be treated with hydroquinone in 6 weeks if you use it faithfully, you want a product that’s comfortable to use. The Vitamin C used in Dermesse hydroquinone skin lightener makes the product even more effective.
Hydroquinone 4% is powerful enough to work at the cellular level to inhibit melanin production. With Dermesse hydroquinone skin care products; this means your skin is being healed at the deeper levels, as well as the surface layer. In other words, it heals from the inside out and from the outside in. To maintain the lighter, more even skin tone you will get from Dermesse hydroquinone products, you must use sunscreen consistently.
Two concentrations are available from Dermesse, 2% and 4% hydroquinone cream.