DEC 2018

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[ 10 ] • # dayspamagazine • december 2018 spotlight by Alexa Joy Sherman What types of hyperpigmentation do you encounter most with your clients? Gina Barron, owner, Rituals Aesthetic Skin Care in Burlingame, California: There are so many skin conditions that fall under the umbrella of hyperpigmentation—and it's one of the most diffi cult issues that we address as estheticians— but what we tend to see most often in the facial room are solar lentigines (also known as age spots or liver spots) and post-infl ammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), which can result from acne, picking or incorrect use of chemical peels, microneedling or lasers—unfortunately, I've seen them all! Aliesh Pierce, licensed esthetician, Polished Rx Skin Couture in Long Beach, California, and author of Treating Diverse Pigmentation (Milady, 2013): My clients experience every type imaginable, but PIH has been the most common, with melasma in second place. Now that I'm working in a medical spa with an affl uent clientele, I see a lot more solar lentigines and lipofuscin (this 'age pigment' is a byproduct of free radical damage). Autumn Henry, lead esthetician and trainer, Exhale Spa in New York City: The population of New York City is extremely diverse, so I fi nd that my guests present hyperpigmentation in all of its varied forms. However, the two types I see most frequently are freckling from environmental exposure and post-infl ammatory discoloration. © GETTY IMAGES Hyperpigmentation Spa pros share their best strategies for lightening dark spots and balancing uneven complexions. CircCell Dramatic Lightening Potion DermAware Go Spot Go Moisturizer Elina Organics Pigment Spot Treatment Éminence Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster-Serum HydroPeptide LumaPro-C G.M. Collin Phytowhite Dark Spot Serum BRIGHTENING PRODUCTS

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