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What Treatments and Products are Available for Hyperpigmentation?

Many people struggle with persisting melasma and other forms of hyperpigmentation daily. While it may not be dangerous to your life, it can be frustrating to deal with daily. Twin Ports Dermatology provides clinical and at-home treatments for melasma and other hyperpigmentation to boost your self-esteem and brighten your life. 

What causes Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is caused by increased melanin production in small patches, large areas, or across the entire body. They can sometimes disappear on their own, but for many people, they persist. Types of hyperpigmentation include:

  • Melasma (caused by hormonal changes).
  • Sunspots (from excess sun exposure).
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (often caused by acne).

Other causes of hyperpigmentation can be hormone fluctuations from pregnancy and certain medications such as chemotherapy drugs.

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*individual results may vary.

What Treatments and Products Treat Hyperpigmentation?

Treatments for hyperpigmentation vary depending on the extent of your symptoms. Serums and products that include vitamin C, hydroquinone, kojic acid, soy, and azelaic acid are known to improve hyperpigmentation. Dermatological procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels are also effective. Treatments and products provided by Twin Ports Dermatology include:

SRA Intense Light Treatment

Skin Rejuvenation Advanced Intense Light Treatment combines light wavelengths and RF energy to break down hyperpigmentation while boosting collagen production. In 30-45 minute sessions, SRA Intense Light Treatments provide smoother, younger-looking skin.

Chemical Peels

The TPD Brightening Peel targets hyperpigmentation and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. The combination with non-acidic ingredients does not burn, wound, or injure the skin while treating mild to moderate dark skin discoloration. After the peel, you’ll also receive an Optimal Skin Advanced Brightening Cream for at-home use.

Brightening Wash

This multi-functioning foaming skin cleanser manages discoloration through a once-a-day application. Made of salicylic, mandelic, and malic hydroxy acids, the cleanser is gentle and effective against skin discoloration.

Request a Consultation Today!

Our expert providers here at Twin Ports Dermatology would be happy to meet with you for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Brightening Scrub

The Brightening Scrub’s eco-safe silica beads micro-exfoliates and gently cleanses your skin. The moisturizing formula contains sodium lactate, petrolatum, and sodium PCA. It is best to use this product 1-2 times a week.

Weekly Brightening Pads

The Weekly Brightening Pads are medical-grade treatments to brighten your skin over time. Containing phytic, lactic, and azelaic acid, you start treatments 1-2 times a week and gradually increase to overnight use. 

Advanced Brightening Pads

Twin Ports’ Advanced Brightening Pads are one of the best treatments on the market for skin discoloration. The medical-grade skin brighteners contain anti-oxidants, kojic acid, salicylic acid, vitamin C, green tea, and arbutin. 

You apply the pads every other night for the best results, alternating with retinoid treatments. More aggressive treatments may be used twice daily after your tolerance for once a day has been established. After purchasing the product, one of the team members with Twin Ports Dermatology will email full instructions. 

And More…

It is best to schedule an in-person consultation for more information on treatments that can improve your hyperpigmentation. Our qualified specialists will help you determine the best treatment to lighten your hyperpigmentation and enhance your skin’s overall health.


*individual results may vary


Take the First Step - Request A Consultation

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If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Twin Ports Dermatology will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Duluth, MN office directly to schedule: 218-302-1000.

Twin Ports Dermatology serves the greater Duluth area. We’re the only locally owned private dermatology clinic & medspa in the area.

*Individual results may vary