The Cost Of Skin Hyperpigmentation Treatment

The Cost Of Skin Hyperpigmentation Treatment

Most people with melasma or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation have tried many over-the-counter options to achieve clear skin. These options range from expensive serums to lightening creams that promise clear skin but deliver minimal results. What is the cost of skin hyperpigmentation treatment that works?

The Costs Of Clear Skin

How much would you be willing to pay for skin hyperpigmentation treatment?

A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology set out to answer this exact question. The authors surveyed 85 adults, mostly women with melasma or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and measured how much each person would be willing to pay for a treatment to improve their skin hyperpigmentation.

The study authors speculated that the impact of skin hyperpigmentation on quality of life was significant, as the respondents stated they would spend over $80 per month in order to achieve a 50% improvement in their condition. They were even willing to spend 13% of their monthly income on a treatment that would completely cure them.

A Serious Time Commitment

The same study went one step further and asked participants how much time they were willing to spend to achieve clear skin. After all, another cost of skin hyperpigmentation treatment is time.

All types of treatment for melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation take time. For example, topical treatments can take months of daily application to improve your skin tone. This kind of time investment should yield optimal results, right?

The adults in the study felt the same way. They were willing to spend up to 1.4 hours per day on a treatment that was guaranteed to cure them.

There is a mountain of research that supports the effectiveness of topical combination treatments for skin hyperpigmentation. Unfortunately, most people do not immediately choose proven prescription treatments due to factors such as cost and ease of access.

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  • Maymone MB, Rajanala S, Widjajahakim R, et al. Willingness-to-pay and Time Trade-off: The Burden of Disease in Patients with Benign Hyperpigmentation. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2019;12(5):46–48
Patricia Walker

Patricia S. Walker, M.D., Ph.D. is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical and aesthetic dermatology. She is an industry expert and has served in various leadership roles, including President and head of R&D for Brickell Biotech, Chief Medical Officer for Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for Allergan Medical Aesthetics and Vice President and Dermatology Therapeutic Area Head at Allergan. Dr. Walker’s clinical and research work has contributed substantially to the world of dermatology. Over the past 20 years, she has played a key role in the development and approval of key dermatology products including Tazorac®, Botox® Cosmetic, Juvederm™, Hylaform®, Captique®, LAP-BAND®, Inamed® Silicone gel-filled breast implants and Kybella®. Dr. Walker completed her medical degree and dermatology residency training at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. She also completed a research fellowship at the National Institute of Health’s Dermatology Branch.

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