After recently visiting the Bahamas, Jamal’s home, and spending a lot of time in the sun for a month, he had come back to LA with signs of sun damage and hyperpigmentation. Jamal wanted to address his dermatologic issues, but because of his darker skin tone, Jamal was worried about the risks that came with receiving skin treatments such as lasers and peels due to the increased risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. After discovering Dr. Emer via social media and seeing his marvelous work with patients of darker skin tones, Jamal knew he had found the right provider to efficiently and safely address his dermatologic needs. After having his skin comprehensively evaluated by Dr. Emer, Jamal received the gold-standard Cosmelan peel treatment to lighten his sunspots and hyperpigmentation. Cosmelan’s proprietary combination of ingredients works to accomplish two things. First, the peel stops tyrosinase production that reduces further hyperpigmentation from being produced. The peel then works to trigger an exfoliative response from the skin while triggering cellular turnover to shed away old, damaged skin cells with fresh, new ones. During this exfoliative stage, Jamal experienced some skin shedding and redness for up to two weeks. After this period was over, Jamal was left with brighter and rejuvenated skin with a significant reduction in both his signs of sun damage and hyperpigmentation after just one treatment.