Melasma, also called chloasma and pregnancy mask is a skin condition most common in adults. The skin condition shows light to dark brown or grayish patches of pigmentation develop mainly on the facial skin.
Melasma can affect anyone, however it is most common in women, especially those who are; pregnant, taking oral or patch contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy medications.
The patches of pigmentation often develop gradually over time, and the patches are commonly found on the upper cheek, nose, lips, upper lip and forehead. Other than the cosmetic discoloration of the skin there are no other symptoms.
What causes melasma?
The exact cause of melasma is unknown, however melasma is thought to be the stimulation of melanocytes (the cells located in the skin’s epidermis that produce melanin) by female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone to produce more melanin pigments when the skin is exposed to the sun.
Common triggers include; sun exposure, a change in hormones and cosmetics.
Treatment for melasma.
At ProSkin Clinics we offer a range of treatments that can reduce the appearance of melasma. As every skin condition is different we offer a large range of treatments, so that we can tailor a package to your skin’s needs.
Book a free, no obligation Skin Analysis and Consultation appointment to find out what treatment will work the best for your skin.
Skin Revitalisation using PicoSure™
At ProSkin Clinics we are proud to offer the use of the CynoSure™ PicoSure™ laser systems. The award winning laser technology reaches a precise depth of the skin so that only 10% of the skin is being treated at the high energy picosecond level, with the lower level energy being used on the remaining 90%. The treatment revitalises the skin, reducing the appearance of melasma.
Before commencing with laser treatment for melasma we use a 12 week homecare program to stabilize the condition.
Read more about our PicoSure Skin Revitalisation & Wrinkle Reduction treatment.
Facials, Peels and Resurfacers
We offer a range of facials, peels and resurfacers that can be tailored to the individual needs of our clients, to ensure they get the best possible treatment.
Our range of facials fall under three categories; anti-ageing, sensitive skin and acne we can then select the best products for your skin condition. Our facials can reduce the appearance of melasma after just one session, and results will improve as your course of treatment continues.
At ProSkin Clinics our skin peel treatment uses a specialist chemical solution that works to remove the top layer of dead skin. Once the top layer of skin is removed, fresh and healthier skin cells are revealed.
This treatment will draw excess pigment to the surface, this will then shed away to even out skin tone and reduce pigmentation.
Read more about our Facials and Peels.