Hyperpigmentation of the face is very common in men and women. The most common cause of this is chronic sun exposure. In women (and men to a lesser extent), the interaction between hormones and UV exposure also plays a role. What to do? Sunscreen is very important to prevent this from happening in the future. But for those that already have the hyperpigmentation, FRAXEL DUAL is a great treatment option. Fraxel works by causing thousands of microscopic heat columns within the skin. This does two things: stimulates collagen to grow and causes skin to “turn over”. So two effects are seen: more plump, better appearing skin and skin free of blemishes, such as dark spots.