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A Guide on Getting Rid of Dark Spots on Face

Do you want to get rid of stubborn dark spots on your face? Here are some tried and tested tips and tricks to help you erase them.

Are dark spots keeping you from flaunting your bare face? Dealing with dark spots on face can be incredibly frustrating since they don't go away on their own and often can't be covered by regular concealers. If you have dark spots on face, you are not alone. But what causes them? A common skin condition called hyperpigmentation, which occurs when the skin produces too much melanin, leads to dark spots on face. Melanin is a substance in the skin that makes skin pigmentation. One of the primary roles of melanin is to protect the skin against sun damage by absorbing UV rays. According to 2012 research, tyrosinase is a key enzyme responsible for the production of melanin. The research suggests that tyrosinase’s overactivity causes dark spots on face.

What causes dark spots on face?

The following factors can lead to hyperpigmentation, thus causing dark spots on face: 

  • Aging 
  • Hormonal alterations during pregnancy and menopause
  • Sun exposure 

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can also result from skin injury (PIH). People may have PIH because of the following: 

  • Acne 
  • Wounds, burns and bites 
  • Incorrect or excessive hair removal methods grown
  • Ingrown hairs 
  • Abrasive skincare items 
  • Psoriasis or other skin conditions-related scarring

How to treat dark spots on face?

There are so many skincare products available for treating black spots that it can be challenging to know where to begin. What ingredients and treatments should you keep an eye out for? And most important, which ones can help you permanently eliminate dark spots on face? If achieving an even skin tone is your ultimate goal, consider these effective treatments for dark spots on face:

Topical treatments

Many over-the-counter (OTC) products can aid in lightening dark spots on face. For the best results, look out for these ingredients : 

  • Kojic acid 
  • Hydroquinone
  • Retinoids 
  • Vitamin C  
  • Azelaic acid

Chemical peels

Chemical peels use a variety of mild acids to dissolve the top layer of skin or dead skin cells. Removing this layer can help reveal healthier and more even-toned skin underneath. There are three types of chemical peels:

  • Superficial peels: These only penetrate the outer layer of the skin. These peels use mild acids like alpha-hydroxy acid. 
  • Medium peels: These use trichloroacetic or glycolic acid to reach the middle and outer layers of the skin.
  • Deep peels: They fully penetrate the middle layer to remove dead skin cells.

At Biolite, we consult with you extensively to determine the ideal chemical peel for your skin type and skin problems.


If you want to reduce the appearance of dark spots on face, try microdermabrasion. In this procedure, the dermatologist delicately removes the top layer of your skin using small hand-held equipment. As it removes and renews the skin's top layer, it is highly recommended for dark spots. This procedure's minimal recovery period is an additional bonus. You can get back to your regular activities immediately following the procedure. 

Laser resurfacing

Even the most difficult dark spots on face can be successfully treated by lasers. Laser resurfacing is a facial rejuvenation technique that uses lasers to help enhance skin texture and minimize the appearance of dark spots. The waves penetrate the skin and eliminate the dark spots by causing the pigmented skin to peel off after the treatment. If you are looking for an effective laser resurfacing treatment for dark spots on face, try AdvaTx at Biolite. AdvaTx laser is the first hybrid laser treatment to incorporate rejuvenation (1319 nm) to treat multiple conditions, making it the most cutting-edge solid-state yellow vascular laser (589 nm) worldwide. Thanks to the diversity of scan patterns offered by the ADVATx laser, our skilled practitioners can easily customize the way the laser energy is applied to your skin based on its needs and the areas being treated.

 If you wish to learn more about treatments for dark spots on face, visit Biolite. You can also speak to us on +971 4 346 6641, email on, or schedule an appointment with us here

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