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Pigmentation Targeting hyperpigmentation with ZO Skin Health in Inverness

From spending too much time in the sun to hereditary factors and taking medications such as antibiotics – there are lots of factors that can cause hyperpigmentation. It’s a condition that causes skin to darken in particular areas where too much melanin (the skin’s pigment) has been produced. It can show as freckles, sun spots, age spots, dark circles under the eyes and as melasma.

Although hyperpigmentation is relatively common and usually harmless, we understand that you might feel self-conscious about it and that an uneven skin tone can be ageing. An effective targeted programme of treatments can dramatically reduce hyperpigmentation. At Emma J Aesthetics, we use ZO Skin Health – a tested and proven range of products and treatments to make the difference you’re looking for. The range can also be used to target acne rosacea and active acne.

Innovative programmes from ZO Skin Health for hyperpigmentation

ZO Skin Health capitalises on the effectiveness of Vitamin A to reduce the signs of ageing. Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A and is one of the few substances with molecules small enough to penetrate the epidermis and reach the skin receptors. It’s this quality that helps stimulates the natural production of collagen and elastin for younger-looking skin.

Here at Emma J Aesthetics, we provide both of ZO Skin Health’s approaches to hyperpigmentation programmes. These are hydroquinone and non-hydroquinone.

Hydroquinone treatment


These treatments are particularly effective for targeting moderate to severe hyperpigmentation, especially melasma. The potent compound gradually lightens skin conditions but should only be used for a maximum of five months to avoid inflammation. After this time, we will recommend moving on to the ZO Skin Health non-hydroquinone brightening system to maintain results.

ZO Multi-Therapy Hydroquinone System

This programme is ideal for treating hyperpigmentation and is a solid starting point for targeting melasma. It restores a smooth, healthy glow by treating dry, dull and rough skin and combats visible sun spots and sun damage.

Non-hydroquinone treatments

These treatments are a great option if a programme with hydroquinone is not suitable for you or you’ve been using a hydroquinone treatment and are ready to move on to the next step to maintain results. They effectively brighten and even your skin tone while reducing redness and reversing the signs of ageing.

ZO Non-Hydroquinone Hyperpigmentation System


Ideal for maintaining results achieved by the hydroquinone system, this programme ensures beautiful skin tone and texture.

ZO Skin Health 3-Step Peel

This potent peel works to make skin healthier thorough exfoliation and cellular stimulation of the deeper layers of the skin. It’s a highly effective treatment for targeting hyperpigmentation as well as fine lines, uneven skin texture, large pores, dullness and acne.

Step 1 – removes the outermost layer of the skin with a peel containing salicylic acid, TCA and lactic acid. The peel also contains saporinins to minimise inflammation and glycerine for hydration.

Step 2 – consists of the application of retinol cream to repair natural skin function and boost firming and wrinkle reduction.

Step 3 – soothes skin post peel with a calming cream to reduce inflammation and irritation.

If you’d like to find out more about hyperpigmentation treatment in Inverness, make sure you get in touch with our skin team by calling 01463 830149, sending us an email at or visiting our contact page or Book Online.

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Before and after ZO Skin Health hyperpigmentation programmes

Results from ZO Skin Health combination treatments.

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*Individual results may vary.

Your questions answered

Is ZO Skin Health right for me?

If sun spots, freckles, dark circles under your eyes or melasma concern you, then a treatment programme with ZO Skin Health is definitely worth considering. We will help choose the right programme for you depending on the severity of hyperpigmentation and the results you’d like to achieve.

How long does the treatment take?

This does vary as we believe in tailoring programmes to suit your needs. We will of course clarify all timing during your consultation.

How long is the course of multi-therapy hydroquinone?

Generally speaking, most people use this course for four to five months. We will go through this during your consultation as it can depend on how severe your hyperpigmentation is. You can then move on to the non-hydroquinone system to maintain results.

When will I see results?

Results build over time and in the case of hydroquinone (pigmentation treatment); you can usually see optimum results at around five months. If your treatment plan includes a chemical peel, results will gradually improve even more over time.

Are there any side effects?

Redness, tingling and peeling are common in the initial stages of the ZO Skin Health programme. These effects will settle as your skin builds tolerance. If you have a chemical peel, you may need to allow from three to ten days downtime after the treatment to allow your skin to calm down and stop peeling.

*Individual results may vary.

ZO Skin Health for hyperpigmentation step by step


We will take the time to explain ZO Skin Health and assess the severity of your hyperpigmentation and which particular treatment is right for you. For the hydroquinone system and certain peels, you will need to follow a pre and post skin-conditioning programme. We will explain this to you.


Your treatment will take up to an hour and will consist of various steps and processes to target hyperpigmentation.


It’s important to follow your post-procedure skin-conditioning programme if you have one. If you’ve had a chemical peel, you may need to allow up to 10 days downtime after your treatment.

What our clients say

“I love the ZO products, its changed my skin dramatically. I no longer wear makeup to hide pigmentation, my confidence has just grown. Thank you Emma J Aesthetics”


*Individual results may vary.