Skin Lightening

Skin Lightening Philadelphia

Fade dark spots for a radiant, even-toned complexion! Our skin lightening treatments are customized for all skin types to lighten hyperpigmentation, including freckles, melasma, acne blemishes and sun damage. 
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MaxAesthetics skin lightening or skin bleaching treatments are customized in order to achieve the best result for each individual. The skin lightening protocol will aid in the lightening of freckles, sun spots, brown spots, acne blemishes, melasma from pregnancy and more. The number of treatments required will vary based on each individual needs. We utilize customized skin bleaching products with Hydroquinone, vitamins, botanicals and moisturizers. MaxAesthetics Skin lightening protocol may include a combination treatment approach, tailored to your individual need. We highly recommend the use of a home care skin lightener and SPF to achieve and maintain the ultimate result.
Skin Brightening Fade Peel $95
An intense facial to brighten dark spots or hyper pigmentation. Melanin suppressants, skin brighteners and enzymes are utilized to treat and prevent hyperpigmentation. Great for sun damaged skin, darker ethnic skin types and some acne skin types.

Basic Skin Lightening Package $250
Fades hyperpigmentation and refreshes the complexion. This package is optimal for anyone seeking to even out the skin tone by a shade or so. Will revive a dull complexion and bring back your glow in a few weeks. Great for fading minor dark spots.
Includes: 2 Skin Brightening Peels & a Free medical strength skin lightening cream for home use. 

For lightening areas of the body such as the underarms, knees, elbows, bikini and more. 
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60 Day Intense Lightening Package $500
For stubborn Melasma, and hyperpigmentation. This package is for individuals with hyperpigmentation that is about 2 shades darker than your natural tone. This package is recommended if you are looking to brighten up 2-3 shades. Results typically seen in 5-8 weeks. 
Includes: 1 Microdermabrasion Facial, 2 Melasma Peels, and aFree customized Skin Lightening Kit. 

90 Day Skin Lightening & Acne Scar Reduction Package $1200
(By Consultation Only)
Corrects uneven skin tone and texture for skin with severe acne scars, pock marks and difficult hyperpigmentation or dark spots and blemishes. 
Includes: 3 Micro-Needling treatments, 2 Melanin Lift Peels, 1 Microdermabrasion Facial  plus 
Free customized Skin Lightening Kit. 

With Any Lightening Program You Must Incorporate Daily Sun Protection of 30 or Higher.

After you have achieved the results you want, it is best to maintain your skin by using the recommended products that are part of your skin lightening program, and follow the guidelines required to prevent re-darkening of your skin.

For your sun protection, here's a natural Sunscreen of Zinc oxide with SPF 45.
MaxAesthetics now offers financing on services & packages over $99. To apply, select a package from the drop-down menu below. 
Skin Lightening Packages
What Causes Hyperpigmentation & Dark Spots?
Hyperpigmentation is caused by an excess production of melanin. Hyperpigmentation can be diffuse or local, affecting such areas as the face, knees, elbows and the back of the hands. Melanin is produced by melanocytes at the lower layer of the epidermis. Melanin is a class of pigment responsible for producing color in the body in places such as the eyes, skin and hair. As the body ages, melanocyte distribution becomes less diffuse and its regulation less controlled by the body. UV light stimulates melanocyte activity, and where concentrations of the cells are denser than surrounding areas hyperpigmentation is the result.  Another form of hyperpigmentation is Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. These are dark and discolored spots that appear on the skin following acne or injury that has healed. Hyperpigmentation can also be caused by sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries, including those related to acne vulgaris. People with darker Asian, Mediterranean, or African skin tones are more prone to hyperpigmentation.

How Can Hyperpigmentation Be Treated?
Excessive production of melanin can be brought on by a number of internal and external factors, but the primary extrinsic cause is the sun. Excess heat can also over stimulate the skin. Keeping the skin protected with sunscreen use and cool will help prevent discoloration during the summer months. If the damage is done however, melanin suppressants and skin lighteners such as Hydroquinone, Arbutin, Kojic acid, Mulberry extracts, Azelaic acid and Acsorbic Acid ( Vitamin C) will work to inhibit melanin synthesis, brighten and reduce hyperpigmentation. Melasma is another form of hyperpigmentation considered to arise from pregnancy, oral contraceptives, endocrine dysfunction, genetic factors, medications, nutritional deficiency, hepatic dysfunction and other factors. The majority of cases are usually related to pregnancy or oral contraceptives.

For Deeper Stubborn hyperpigmentation, depending on the skin type, either lasers, IPL or Chemical (topical) skin lightening or brightening chemical peels and certain home-care correctives/lighteners will work to brighten skin. A formula with hydroquinone will be effective in lightening brown spots and pigmented skin. Hydroquinone (HQ) is the most popular, and is also the most effective topical hypo-pigmenting or skin bleaching agent. Hydroquinone works by inhibiting the conversion of tyrosine to melanin, inhibiting the formation of melanosomes and increasing the degradation of melanosomes, and by inhibiting the DNA and RNA synthesis of melanocytes. Preparations with a hydroquinone concentration of 2% or less do not require a prescription but are much less effective than prescription counterparts and are recommended for maintenance therapy. Hydroquinone concentrations of 4%-10% are very effective but can be irritating. The chemical stability of hydroquinone formulations is important because HQ is easily oxidized and can lose potency. Hydroquionone formulations should be kept in a sealed tube and stored in the refrigerator, and should be used within six months. The lightening effect of hydroquinone can be enhanced by combining it with other agents such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids , Retinols and Tretinoin. For more information regarding the safety of Hydroquinone, click here. 

Common Causes Of Hyperpigmentation
  • Age Spots – Liver or age spots are one the most common forms of hyperpigmentation. They usually appear in skin with sun damage. They are also referred to as solar lentigines. These darkened, spots are usually found on the face and hands or other areas frequently exposed to the sun
  • Hormones – Hormonal changes are also a factor which play a great role in the hyperpigmentation of the skin. Women who take birth control pills are more susceptible to suffering from this skin condition. Melasma or chloasma spots look very similar to age spots but are larger patches of dark skin that appear most often as a consequence of hormonal changes.
  • Pregnancy – It is very common to see a fine, dark vertical line running down the abdomen when pregnant. This is due to an overproduction of melanin, causing darkened skin on the breasts, abdomen, and other areas. It is also the culprit of the “mask of pregnancy” on the face.
  • Acne – Skin diseases like acne can leave dark marks or blemishes long after the condition clears( sometimes up to 6 months) and is more difficult to treat in darker ethnic skin types such as Latin, Asian and black or African American skins.
  • Skin Injuries- Injuries to the skin, including some surgeries can leave dark scars on the skin.
  • Hereditary – Hyperpigmentation can also be hereditary. Freckles are an inherited characteristic. The small brown spots known as freckles can be found anywhere on the skin, but are most common on the arms and face.
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