Hyperpigmentation occurs when there is an excess of melanin, the pigment that produces normal skin color. This excess pigment—caused by sun damage, hormone changes, or injury to the skin—results in age spots, dark patches, white spots and blotchiness. The Lancer 3-Step Method helps to improve these concerns while preparing the skin for additional hyperpigmentation treatments. For optimal results, include Corrective Lightening Treatment with 2% Hydroquinone—the maximum concentration of hydroquinone available without a prescription—in your daily regimen. Dr. Lancer's skin care for dark spots and uneven tone provide noticeable brightening results while invigorating the skin with moisture-boosting ingredients. You can mix and match any of our suggested products to create the ideal match for your skin.