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Advanced LED and PCA SKIN® Professional Treatment Protocol: Hyperpigmentation

Treatment Protocol

This advanced LED treatment will provide immediate smoothing, brightening and hydrating benefits to your patients’ skin post-treatment. This protocol is most appropriate for Fitzpatrick skin types I – VI, concerned with uneven skin tone, sun damage or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.


  1. Facial Wash Oily/Problem – Cleanse the area of treatment thoroughly, remove with warm water and pat dry.


2. Smoothing Toner – Apply with a cotton pad to prep the skin. Allow the skin to dry. This product may sting or tingle on some individuals. Asses sensitivity by asking the patient, “On a scale of one to ten, ten being extremely active, how do you rate this sensation?”


3. Revitalize: Therapeutic Papaya Mask – Apply a quarter-sized amount to the area of treatment using a fan brush. Allow the mask to remain on the skin for up to 5 minutes. Remove completely with cotton squares moisten with warm water.


4. LED – Administer LED according to manufacture guidelines.


5. Sensi Peel®

      • Before using, gently agitate the product. Apply the first layer with a cotton pad.
      • Use the scale of one to ten to gauge sensitivity. Fan the skin to keep the patient cool between layers. If the patient responds 6 or higher, do not proceed with another layer. If the patient’s response is between 1 and 5, proceed with another layer.
      • Wait until the patient’s sensitivity begins to subside before applying the next layer. The patient will begin to rate lower on the scale of 1 – 10 approximately one to five minutes after each layer is applied.
      • The total number of layers is determined by the needs, goals and individual sensitivity of the patient.
      • The maximum number of layers is two when incorporating with LED.


6. Pigment Gel® HQ Free – Apply one to two pumps to areas of discoloration to promote an even skin tone.

7.  C&E Advanced and Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum – Apply a pea-sized amount of C&E Advanced with one two pumps of Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum to protect from free radical damage and plump and firm the skin through increased hydration.

8. Vitamin b3 Brightening Serum – Apply one to two pumps to reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone while improving skin barrier function.

9. Dual Action Redness Relief – Apply one to two pumps to calm the skin and reduce inflammation.

Retinoid booster (optional)

10.  Advanced Treatment Booster Dispense two pumps into gloved hands. Gently spread the product over the area of treatment, keeping application even and thin.

      • Use the scale of one to ten to gauge sensitivity. Most patients will not have any sensitivity to this product.
      • The maximum number of layers is one.

Hydrate and Protect

11. ReBalance and Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – Complete the treatment with this combination to calm, hydrate and protect the skin from UVA/UVB rays.