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Are Your Clients in the Dark About Brightening?

By: Jennifer Linder, MD
Posted: January 31, 2013, from the February 2013 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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With many products from which to choose, consider carefully the needs of your clients for optimal results. Developing a deeper understanding of the unique mechanisms of action of effective brightening ingredients simplifies product selection for not only skin care professionals, but also their clients. Ongoing research and scientific studies are underway to identify and substantiate the efficacy of existing and novel ingredients for the treatment of hyperpigmentation and overall skin brightening. The science and chemistry around the creation of innovative solutions continues to advance, and many new options are certain to arise. By always relying on credible science when selecting blends of brightening ingredients, success in achieving all hyperpigmentation clients’ skin care goals will be within reach.

Jennifer Linder, MD, is a dermatologist and Mohs micrographic skin surgeon, serving as CSO for PCA Skin. She holds a clinical faculty position in the department of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco; is a spokesperson for The Skin Cancer Foundation; and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), and the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology (ACMMSCO).