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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 treatments and solutions for hyperpigmentation that can help you improve your appearance and confidence.

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.


What are the best treatments for 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.

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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.

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Chemical peels

A chemical peel is a non-invasive option for gently fading your hyperpigmentation while ridding 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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Our Office The Total Glow Difference

When you come to Total Glow for treatment, you are entering an environment of total commitment to you. Terrie Absher Kochman, 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 patients. This ensures each provider has “the touch” with each client, not only providing excellent results, but also making each patient as comfortable as possible.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Updated September 22nd, 2020

Hello from Total Glow,

It's time to get your skin and whole body back on track and healthy, toned and glowing!


Total Glow MD is open per San Mateo County's guidelines.  We are providing all services including our expert skincare services with the exception of Hydrafacials and a few other facial treatments that are currently restricted. Our Wellness, body toning and muscle sculpting, injectables, IV's  and more are still available!   Try our new exclusive proprietary treatments for a jumpstart to get back that healthy glow.


We have implemented Covid-19 guidelines for our Team and for your health and safety that go beyond standard compliance.


Once you've secured your appointment, please follow our guidelines:

  1. Text or call upon arrival. Our large private parking lot is steps away from our entrance and exit doors. We will contact you and let you in as doors are kept locked.
  2. Masks and hand sanitation are required upon entering. Non-contact temperature check will be administered.
  3. COVID-19 forms are signed and health questionnaire completed
  4. We use hospital surgical suite grade UVC sterilization (not wands) for complete sterilization together with standard disinfectant protocols.
  5. Your Provider wears Shields and masks and is receiving health checks and temperature checks as well.
  6. Your Provider will escort you to a sterilized room without contact with other clients/patients
  7. You will be checked out for your service and product purchases in the treatment room rather than the front desk.
  8. We have a separate exit through our backdoor directly to the parking lot for your safety to ensure social distancing and no contact with anyone entering our facility.

Thank you for being on time as we stagger our appointments. We have added large breaks between our appointments as well for treatment room checkout, and product replenishment.  This also provides time to complete the surgical grade sterilization process after each and every appointment. 


With four Hydrafacial machines in our beautiful treatment rooms and medical suites for body and facial procedures as well numerous other modalities available, we will do our best to get you in promptly.


We hope to see you soon and help you get a total glow from head to toe!

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