Hydroquinone or HQ as it is commonly referred to is a pharmacuetical or prescription grade powerful skin lightening ingredient. HQ is used in the treatment of uneven skin tone to lighten dark patches or hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage, trauma to the skin, melasma, hormonal changes, birth control, liver and age spots.
Did you know that 80% of the sun damage you get in your life time you will acquire by the age of 18? The reason it takes so long for the brown spots or age spots to show is that the damage is housed in the second layer of our skin unseen by the naked eye. That damage is just waiting to one day pop up! One of the biggest concerns we as Floridians have is all the sun damage or brown spots that appear on all parts of our bodies. A Hydroquinone like Image intense bleaching serum will do the trick to fade current damage and prevent future damage.
How does Hydroquinone work?
Hydroquinone is the ONLY FDA approved ingredient for lightening pigmentation and is safe for ALL skin types. The cells in our body that create pigment Melanocytes are activated when we are in the sun, due to hormones, or trauma to the skin. These cell go in to response mode creating an umbrella around your skin cells trying to protect them. This protection is in the form of brown spots. Hydroquinone physically puts the cells at rest so they are no longer allowed to create this protective umbrella of hyperpigmentation or brown spots.
Hydroquinone does not bleach the skin rather take the pigment of your skin to what it should be with out sun exposure. Here at Luxe we love Image’s Iluma intense bleaching serum with a 2% HQ. The Hydroquinone and the Azelaic Acids brighten the skin while the Glycolic fights anti aging and gently exfoliates the skin. Tea Tree is also added in this combination of powerful ingredients to help calm any inflamed areas of your skin. Stop by Luxe today in South Tampa and let one of our Advanced Skincare experts give you a free skin analysis. 813-280-9917