"What is more effective with helping treat hyperpigmentation, Microdermabrasion or using an exfoliant with EA 35? "
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Hyperpigmentation can be a tricky condition to treat. You want to make sure you know what type of Hyperpigmentation you are working with. Determine whether it’s hormonal (like Melasma), sun induced, or PIH (Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation).

Microdermabrasion is good at removing surface pigmentation. If you are working with a doctor, the treatment can be a bit more aggressive. In regards to acids, you'll want to choose one that will target the melanocytes and exfoliate the skin. Lactic Acid can be helpful; however it might not be enough to reach any dermal pigmentation. Depending on the pigmentation, you might need to use something like TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid). And depending on the skin type, combining acids with Microdermabrasion might also be beneficial. 

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