According to the most recent reports, the global pigmentation disorders treatment market is expected to generate revenue of around $8.4 billion by the end of 2024.1 Hyperpigmentation disorders can manifest as melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, vitiligo, pigmented and vascular birthmarks, and albinism. They can also manifest as freckles and sunspots, solar lentigines, ephelides, or age spots as a result of internal and external factors such as hormonal fluctuations and sun damage.
In the past, traditional treatments, such as hydroquinone and aggressive chemical peels have potentially worsened these conditions. The newest approaches utilize protocols that address both internal and external causes of some of these disorders, while also improving a client’s quality of life and self-esteem.
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Lydia Sarfati is an international industry leader with over 46 years of experience as a spa owner, consultant, and aesthetician. She is the founder and CEO of Repêchage, the first company to bring seaweed-based skin care treatments to the United States market and the president of CIDESCO Section U.S.A, the world’s major international beauty therapy association. She appears at industry tradeshows, is the author of “Success at Your Fingertips: How to Succeed in the Skin Care Business” and “The Repêchage Book of Skincare Science & Protocols,” and is a contributing author to textbooks such as “The Milady Standard Esthetics: Fundamentals, Twelfth Edition, and Oncology Esthetics.”