Understanding the Triggers
Like many functions within the skin, the process of creating pigment is extremely complex. Melanin, which is responsible for determining the color of the skin, is created by the skin’s melanocyte cells through a process called melanogenesis. We have approximately 2,000 melanocytes per millimeter of skin. Naturally, the sheer number of these cells and the complexity of the process also means there is great susceptibility for issues to occur.
When damaged, the melanin production process changes, either by overproducing or losing the ability to create pigment. This is when issues occur, resulting in one of three types of pigment changes:
- Hyperpigmentation –– darkened pigment
- Hypopigmentation –– a lack of melanin in the skin
- Demarcation –– uneven pigment
Causes of hyperpigmentation may include:
To address the critical factors and eliminate, reduce and manage hyperpigmentation, often requires professional treatments followed by a prescribed home care plans using ingredients that rejuvenate, heal, strengthen, brighten and protect the skin.
Pigmentation Solutions Plus to Mid-Deep Chemical Peel
Begin cellular turnover and reduce pigmentation with just the right balance of TCA, flower acids and potent melanin suppressors to tone and refine skin for a luminous, even complexion.
Pigmentation Solutions Corrective Facial
Enhance skin tone, reduce inflammation, increase repairability and continue the brightening process as skin is infused with vitamin C, next generation lighteners and soothing hydration for a glowing, brilliant complexion.
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Pigmentation Solutions Facial
Home Care Regimen – The Most Important Step!
For optimal success, a healthy home-care regimen is essential! See RA’s “Top Picks” for Pigmentation Solutions home-care products. Our brightening systems are designed for all skin types and provide a variety of choices. Ask your skin care professional about customizing a home regimen to meet your specific needs to even skin tone, reduce hyperpigmentation and protect from further UV damage.