Skip to main content

Fundamental Hyperpigmentation Professional Treatment Protocol

Treatment Protocol

This professional treatment protocol is designed to help promote an even skin tone in all skin types and concerns with hormonally induced, UV-induced and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.


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

Correct Cleanse

2. Pigment Bar® – Cleanse the area of treatment, allowing the lather to remain on the skin for approximately two minutes. Remove with cotton pads dampened with warm water.


3. 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. Assess sensitivity by asking the patient, “On a scale of one to ten, ten being extremely active, how do you rate this sensation?”


4. Pigment Gel® HQ Free – Apply one to two pumps to areas of discoloration.

5. C&E Advanced and Vitamin b3 Brightening Serum – Apply a pea-sized amount of C&E Advanced and one to two pumps of Vitamin b3 Brightening Serum of into gloved hands and apply to the entire treatment area.


6. Retinoid Booster:  Apply the appropriate retinoid booster according to your patients Fitzpatrick skin type and sensitivity. Advanced Treatment Booster, 4% Pure Retinol Peel* or 6% Retinol Peel*. Keep in mind it is recommended to first treat your patient with the Advanced Treatment Booster and if they respond well it is appropriate to apply the 4% Pure Retinol Peel at their next treatment. Keep in mind with the 4%/6% Pure Retinol Peel the patient will experience a higher degree of visible exfoliation for a week to ten days post-treatment.

Hydrate and Protect

7. ReBalance and the appropriate PCA SKIN® broad spectrum SPF product – Complete the treatment with this combination to calm, hydrate and protect the skin from UVA and UVB exposure.

*Note: The Skin Procedure Ointment is intended to be paired with advanced treatments such as the 4%/6% Pure Retinol Peel. For daily post-procedure use, cleanse skin and apply a thin even layer over the entire face. Follow with the appropriate PCA SKIN® broad spectrum SPF.