Whatever your skin type or age, dark spots are never welcome. Whether it is caused by sun exposure or breakouts in the past, hyperpigmentation is a difficult skin issue to correct. Dr. Michel Siegel serves Houston and the surrounding area with an innovative pigmentation treatment using a special mask containing a proprietary mixture including Arbutin – a brightening compound derived from the bearberry plant.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Pigmentation Treatment?
A primary active ingredient in Dr. Siegel’s pigmentation treatment is arbutin, a brightening agent that is suitable for darker skin tones, unlike hydroquinone, and causes less irritation that other skin-brightening agents. After a consultation and evaluation of your skin. Dr. Siegel can tell you if you are a good candidate for this treatment.
Should I Wear Sunscreen during Pigmentation Treatment?
Yes, be extra vigilant about using sunscreen. UV rays stimulate pigment production in the skin.
How Is Arbutin Different than Other Skin Brighteners?
Arbutin’s active component is released slowly, so it is gentler and less irritating to the skin than other lightening agents. It is similar in molecular structure to hydroquinone, but without the health risks. Arbutin is an excellent alternative for people with darker skin tones who cannot tolerate hydroquinone, or who choose to avoid it for safety reasons.
Are There Any Side Effects with Arbutin Pigmentation Treatments?
Treatments containing arbutin may cause irritation in some cases. If you develop redness, burning, or stinging of the skin, reduce frequency of treatment to every other day.
What Skin Conditions Can Dr. Siegel’s Pigmentation Treatment Correct?
Dr. Siegel’s special skin mask targets hyperpigmentation from all causes, including:
- Acne scars/spots
- Sun exposure
- Skin breakouts
- Hormonal changes after pregnancy, or birth control
- Minor injuries
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Arbutin is typically used in serums, lotions, and treatments in combination with other skin brighteners, such as kojic acid, niacinamide, and vitamin C. You can expect Dr. Siegel’s pigmentation treatment mask containing arbutin to lighten your dark spots and brighten your complexion. To improve on your overall skin complexion, improve skin elasticity, smooth fine wrinkles and decrease pore size, Dr. Siegel may choose to combine his Arbutin mask with an infusion of Retinol.