The New "It" Ingredients for Treating Hyperpigmentation
Acne scars, sun damage, melasma -- hyperpigmentation is one of Latin women's biggest skin care woes. To fight dark spots, look for products with these winning ingredient combos
"[Dark] spots ... are more superficial forms of hyperpigmentation -- the pigment is relatively shallow on the skin. They can be lasered off," Woolery-Lloyd says. Other types of hyperpigmentation, such as melasma, occur deeper in the skin. Although there are some melasma lasers on the market, Woolery-Lloyd notes that they're highly controversial. Most derms, Woolery-Lloyd included, recommend sticking to topical treatments and implementing lifestyle changes.