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The Issue

Birth control is used for a lot of things—clearing up acne and excess oil, controlling PMS symptoms, and most importantly, preventing pregnancy. But the same pill could be causing an entirely different but equally troublesome skin disorder —Melasma.

                                     The Facts

Here are the facts, 25% of women on oral contraceptives will be afflicted with melasma and scientists have not pinpointed why birth control triggers melasma. According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology up to 50% of pregnant women are affected by melasma.  While there is no cure for melasma, there are ways to treat and control it.

                                 What We Recommend

To control melasma after an in-office treatment, we recommend Skin Lightening Complex with 4% Hydroquinone at home. For over 50 years, hydroquinone has been established as the gold standard for reducing and potentially eliminating brown skin pigmentation. This powerhouse formula combines not only hydroquinone but also Kojic acid. These 2 ingredients give patients the pigment fighting power of our Precision Plus peel at home.

Skin Lightening Complex with 4% Hydroquinone: $100

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