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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 March 22, 2020

To our Patients and Clients,

For the safety and protection of our patients, clients and Team, we made the decision to immediately suspend all services and appointments temporarily on Tuesday, March 17 per the Shelter in Place order. Total Glow has and always will be guided by our commitment to your well-being and that of our Team and Community.

We continue to monitor the situation daily. Meanwhile, our administrative Team and I are working remotely to continue to provide you with responsive service during our business hours via text, phone or email. We are here to help with rescheduling appointments, product orders and updates.

Thank you and know we are very appreciative of your continued support of our practice. Please take good care of yourselves. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

~Terrie and your Team at Total Glow

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