Correcting Hyperpigmentation or Dark Spots


Hyperpigmentation, often called “dark spots,” is a darkening of an area of the skin that results from the stimulation of melanocytes in the lower layer of the skin. Melanocytes produce melanin, which in turn, makes the affected area darker.

Most Common Causes of Hyperpigmentation

  • Melasma – a condition that presents like a band over the skin, believed to be caused by hormonal changes.
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation – the effect of a local injury to the skin, such as a cut or a pimple.
  • Sunspots – a manifestation of sun damage that can appear on any area of the skin frequently exposed to sunlight.

While certain types of hyperpigmentation, like melasma, affect nearly 5 million people in the United States, there is good news: hyperpigmentation can be corrected.

Dr. Aurora DeJuliis uses RAPID 7, a new dark spot-correcting skin care product packed with natural ingredients and the ability to effectively lighten dark spots—all from the comfort of your home.

RAPID 7 Key Ingredients

RAPID 7 is part of The Aurora DeJuliis, MD European Medical Spa’s private label products and features the following key ingredients:

  • Tranexamic acid – prevents melanin formation by inhibiting melanocyte-keratinocyte interaction and the development of melanin in the melanocyte.
  • Niacinamide – also known as vitamin B3, niacinamide prevents the transfer of melanosomes between melanocytes to keratinocytes, as well as reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and pores.
  • Alpha-Arbutin – an effective skin brightener that may be used to lessen the visibility of hyperpigmentation or dark spots. Additionally, it also enhances the skin’s tone and texture.
  • Daisy flower extract – an ingredient that has been used for centuries for its rejuvenating properties. By regulating tyrosinase transcription and decreasing endothelin, it has potent inhibitory effects on melanogenesis.
  • Resorcinol – helps boost glutathione production and brightens the skin; clinically known to be as effective as 2% hydroquinone.
  • Licorice root extract – its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics help spread the melatonin already present in the skin. The results are visibly brighter, more even skin.
  • Grapeseed oil – because of its high linoleic acid content, it acts as a powerful antioxidant that hydrates the skin and defends it from environmental damage. As a result, the skin is left feeling nourished, supple, and soft.

Treatment for Hyperpigmentation in Montclair, NJ

In addition to RAPID 7, Dr. Aurora DeJuliis uses other modalities for stubborn dark spots through in-office procedures such as:

  • IPL
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Microneedling with PRP and chemical peels

All of these treatments can greatly improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation and skin aging. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Aurora DeJuliis or to learn more about your options, contact (973) 542-7533 today.

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