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HyperpigmentationIn Palo Alto, CA

What Is Hyperpigmentation?

Solutions to improve your appearance and confidence.

Hyperpigmentation, or discoloration of the skin, is a cosmetic issue that can cause self-consciousness and chronic dissatisfaction with one’s image, and thus a lessening in quality of life. Hyperpigmentation can include birthmarks, unspots, freckles, liver spots, melasma, port wine stains, and tans. At Total Glow, we have a variety of Bay Area hyperpigmentation treatments and solutions that can help you improve your appearance and confidence.

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What can be done about Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation occurs when an excess of melanin (the pigment that gives your skin color) forms darker patches on your skin. This skin condition appears as age spots, melasma (brown or tan patches in the face), or darkened acne scars. While some forms of hyperpigmentation will fade over time, this may take many months or even years, if at all. At Total Glow, we offer targeted treatments such as IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), microneedling, and chemical peels correct hyperpigmentation. We use Environ’s latest range of effective skincare products, which supply the proper care, vitamins and active ingredients your skin needs to prevent and help ward off hyperpigmentation. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation to receive arguably the best hyperpigmentation treatment Palo Alto has to offer.

What are the best treatments for hyperpigmentation?


Intense Pulsed Light not only improves dark spots, it also reduces enlarged pores, heals broken capillaries, clears up blemishes and restores skin tone and texture. The light targets the unwanted pigments and destroys them, creating evenness and harmony in the complexion.


A device that uses multiple fine needles to stimulate a wound-healing response in the skin, microneedling can help reduce the appearance of dark patches, smooth away wrinkles and fine lines, and minimize stretch marks.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a non-invasive, gentle option for hyperpigmentation treatment that also rids the skin of impurities, oil, debris, makeup, dirt and buildup from the environment. The outer damaged layer of skin is exfoliated, revealed a pristine complexion that is radiant and youthful.

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The Total Glow Difference

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When you come to Total Glow for your Palo Alto med spa treatment, you are entering an environment of total commitment to you. Terrie Absher, our founder and Sherpa, has implemented every measure to ensure each step of your journey is met with complete attention to detail. Terrie trains every provider in the practice for months before allowing them to treat clients. This ensures each provider has “the touch” with each client, not only providing excellent results, but also making each client as comfortable as possible.

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“I started going to Total Glow based on a recommendation from a friend. I was hesitant at first since I was somewhat happy with a salon I was using in the area. I was amazed and pleasantly surprised on my first visit. The receptionist, Danielle, who greeted me was very friendly and escorted me to the waiting area. I was so impressed with the facility, the beautiful furnishings, and tranquil atmosphere, and how comfortable Danielle made me feel.”
– S. Murdoch

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