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A few months ago during a week long trip to Mexico, I enjoyed a bit more time in the sun than I’m accustomed to. Surfing lessons in the ocean, horseback riding through town, and long walks on the beach kept me from reapplying sunscreen as often as I usually do and before long, I had newfound spots that aimed to take up permanent residence. Hyperpigmentation (a.k.a sunspots, age spots, liver spots, and melasma) is excess melanin caused by sun exposure, age, hormones or acne and knows no race or gender boundaries. I’ve been in this business long enough to know that an uneven skin tone can be just as aging as lines and wrinkles.
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Dr. Jessica Wu is a board-certified dermatologist who practices both cosmetic and medical dermatology in Los Angeles, California. Currently involved in ongoing clinical research trials on new injectable and topical anti-aging treatments, Dr. Wu was Principal Investigator in several studies of cosmetic products and devices that have resulted in FDA approval, including JUVÉDERM® filler and LATISSE®. In 2005, Dr. Wu developed and introduced her own skincare line, Dr. Jessica Wu Cosmeceuticals, which is available at specialty stores nationally and internationally. Her first book, Feed Your Face: Younger, Smoother Skin and a Beautiful Body in 28 Delicious Days, was published by St. Martin’s
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