Can the Thiospot® be used as your main pigmentation treatment?
Yes. The key ingredients change the skin to directly target the key melanin (pigment) making process but without damaging long term the skins ability to make pigment. One should be wary of other products containing hydroquinone and hydroquinone releasing ingredients such as bearberry and arbutin containing creams.
Can the Thiospot® be used with other pigmentation treatments?
We have found adding in other things like mild exfoliating cleansers and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) containing products can improve results further. Lastly for resistant pigmentation, we use clinic treatments for difficult situations.
What is the real innovation of the acne therapy with the Thiospot® products?
Thiospot utilises 4 ingredients synergistically. Each ingredient can work on its own to reduce pigment production and each works on a different stage of the pigment manufacturing process. The 4 ingredients together combine to give a result as good as a 4% hydroquinone cream but without the associated risks being reported with hydroquinone cream related to cancer. Also one of the ingredients also increases skin cell turnover to remove skin cells with too much pigment in to speed up results.
Can one buy individual packs of Thiospot?
Yes. However - Thiospot® Cream is for large pigmented areas like the forehead or cheek area and for conditions such as mask of pregnancy. Smaller marks can be treated effectively with the Thiospot Skin Roller. If there are lots of small marks, consider the cream. Thiospot normalises pigment production, it does not whiten skin. Combining the skin roller and applying to the slower reacting areas and then applying the cream can work synergistically and increase the results.
How long does it take for Thiospot to work?
Thiospot can start to reduce pigmentation around 4 weeks but may take 6 to 10 weeks
Can I use Thiospot alongside other pigmentation treatments?
Yes, but be aware of skin exfoliating products and combining them which can make the area sore.
Are there any side effects with Thiospot?
Side effects are very rare. Some people may be sensitive to any ingredient so we always recommend patch testing for 48 hours. We rarely have a problem and if you do we will refund your money.
Can I use Thiospot while pregnant and breastfeeding?
We have no data to support usage or not, and so it is not recommended.
From what age can I use Thiospot?
We have studies where usage has been from 12 years old. We have no data on any younger ages
Who is Thiospot designed for? (e.g. males, females, teenagers,)
Thiospot is designed for pigmentation types whether it is sun damage, sun spots, age spots, melasma, or pregnancy mask. However different pigmentations can have different features and causes and one may need to vary their treatment programme.
How long will the products last?
In average we get repeat purchases every 8 weeks
Will Thiospot work?
It works in over 75% of those who use it, and works for the long term. 25% get complete resolution and can stop using once the pigmentation has gone. 25% it will reduce almost completely and one can stop usage and it will remain almost clear (clear so no-one else would notice) and in 25% of people it reduces it effectively but if one stops using Thiospot it will come back and so a maintenance dose is needed to keep the area clear
Has it been tested on animals?
None of the products have been tested by us or the manufacturer on animals. This is important to us and the research company behind the products
Does Thiospot contain Parabens?
No parabens of any sort are used as a preservative in Thiospot or any of the company’s products
Some customers may feel that Thiospot® is expensive, what do you say about that?
It cost for a three product set less than a can of coke or half a pint a day (less than a 50P). It is cheaper than a product that does not work.
Is Thiospot safe to use in the sun?
Thiospot is safe to use in the sun. Ensure that the Thiospot is completely absorbed. Once fully absorbed, it is essential to apply a high factor sunscreen, such as Sunwards Extreme SPF50.