Do a quick Google search for “skincare for hyperpigmentation” and you’ll see treatments that range from $9 to almost $900, all promising to correct and fade dark spots. You’ll also see pages and pages of articles dedicated to helping you find the best treatments on the market. Chances are you’ve tried a number of them, and chances are they didn’t live up to the hype.
But the $599 OPTE Skincare System claims to be different: an all-in-one Precision Skincare device for hyperpigmentation treatment that provides instant spot-coverage, then visibly fades and prevents dark spots with every use. Backed by over 14 years of development and 13 patents, OPTE's technology combines optics, proprietary algorithms, printing technology, and skincare in one handheld device.
Essentially how it works is by scanning your skin, analyzing it in real time to detect hyperpigmentation, and then camouflaging your spots by ultra-precisely applying their spot-fading Optimizing Serum only to those areas with discoloration. This serum is created with 5% niacinamide (vitamin B3) and advanced mineral pigments, so it covers the user’s dark spots, age spots, sun spots, and more immediately while also reducing it over time.
Normally we’d look at the competition for a product like this, but as Board Certified dermatologist Dr. Nancy Samolitis says, “It’s hard to compare OPTE to anything else because it’s really the first device of its kind.” So we looked at the closest options on the market.
While there have been huge improvements in foundation in the past decade or so, it still covers everything (including the parts of your skin that already look great). Foundation doesn't allow skin to truly breathe and settles into fine lines, enhancing texture and often creasing. It also has not fared particularly well in the age of the mask, leaving unsightly makeup marks when the foundation transfers.
OPTE on the other hand uses 97% less product than traditional complexion products, since its lightly pigmented serum is strategically applied only to areas of your skin with spots. 100% of OPTE users in a 4-week study agreed that OPTE revealed the natural beauty of their skin—perfect for people who want a more natural, bare, fresh-faced look while still covering discoloration and imperfections.
Spot-Fading Serums & Creams
Serums and creams that promise to reduce the look of dark spots are either applied to the entire face or the user can apply spot treatments to smaller areas of hyperpigmentation. However, you can really only get as precise as the size of your pinky finger.
OPTE is much more targeted since its Precision Skincare technology scans and analyzes your skin to strategically apply Optimizing Serum only to those dark spots and age spots detected. Since OPTE analyzes 200 images of your skin per second, the device is also able to detect and identify even the most subtle spots, discoloration, and imperfections—before they're visible to the naked eye.
Another option for addressing hyperpigmentation is a series of laser treatments at a dermatologist. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the cost can range from $300 - $1000 per session, and you will probably need a few sessions. You’ll also develop a scab on the treated area that will last 7-10 days.
With OPTE, there’s no downtime or scabbing, and it’s dermatologist recommended as a daily solution to cover and fade spots over time. With OPTE, there’s no downtime or healing needed because it's non-invasive, and it’s dermatologist recommended as a daily solution to precisely cover and fade spots over time.
Research performed by OPTE shows that 90% of users agreed that their skin looked younger and healthier-looking and 95% felt that their skin tone looked more even. Feedback from top board-certified dermatologists is positive, with many praising its ability to treat and cover at the same time.
It should be noted that OPTE doesn’t cover blemishes, so if that is your primary concern, it probably won’t give you the results you are hoping for. However, if dark spots are your focus, OPTE appears to be an impressive at-home system to help users achieve a natural,even-toned look immediately while reducing the appearance of dark spots in as little as 4 weeks.
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