Can CALECIM® Professional Serum help with hyperpigmentation?
No, it will not help with hyperpigmentation.
Skin lightening creams that help with hyperpigmentation work by reducing the amount of melanin in the skin.
A lightening cream may have several mechanisms of action resulting in a decrease in melanin production and/or deposition in the skin cells. The different mechanisms of action include:
- Inhibiting the activity of tyrosinase e.g. hydroquinone (a major ingredient of Tri-Luma), cysteamine, arbutin, koljic acid, azelaic acid.
- Preventing tyrosinase from being activated to its functional form e.g. tretinoin (a major component of Tri-Luma), cysteamine.
- Removing the intermediate products of melanin synthesis.
- Preventing the transfer of melanin to the surrounding skin cells e.g. niacinamide
- Removing existing melanin e.g. tretinoin (a major component of Tri-Luma), exfoliating agents
- Regulation of melanocytes environment e.g. corticosteroid (a major component of Tri-Luma)
- Antioxidants e.g. vitamin C
Combining different lightening components may give a better effect if they target different parts of the pigment forming and deposition process e.g. the three major ingredients of Tri-Luma, hence augmenting the lightening capability of individual components.
You may wish to look at creams (some are over-the-counter, some are prescription medication) containing the above known lightening properties to treat your hyperpigmentation instead of Calecim serum.
Hope this helps!
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