What is Melasma and what causes Melasma?
Melasma is a common skin conditions characterized by dark patches of discoloration and is often trigered by hormonal changes and sun exposure. Melasma does not pose any health risks however it can affect one’s self-confidence due to the uneven skin tone.
Birth control pills, pregnancy, and hormone therapy can all trigger melasma.
Stress and thyroid disease are also thought to be causes of melasma. Additionally, heat and sun exposure can cause melasma because ultraviolet rays affect the cells that control pigment (melanocytes).
Can melasma be cured?
Unfortunately there’s no cure for melasma however with professional treatments and ongoing homecare you can certainly suppress the melanin production thereby minimizing and controlling the appearance of discolouration, hyperpigmentation. Treating melasma requires maintenance and prevention for life, understanding this and knowing how to prevent, using homecare products you will be able to maintain and prevent further damage.
Can anyone have this treatment done?
The answer is YES. This treatment peel is safe for all skin tones from Fitzpatrick 1-6.
It is designed to treat ethnic and caucasin skin hyperpigmentation. To find out more or want to see if this treatment is for you, please book your phone consultation so we can discuss your skincare, concerns and goals.
What to expect before and after treatment.
The peel procedure is quick approximately 40 mins. The treatment begins with your skin being cleansed thorougly preparing for the 2 layer peel application, you may feel some heat while the peel is on your face but this will subside. The peel is removed after a set time followed with skin hydrators and SPF sunscreen. Please bring with you a hat with a wide rim and sunglasses to protect your skin when leaving.
Following days your skin may start to feel tight like a wind burn and begin to peel, flake which can last up to a week. Do not pull off the peeling skin as this will result in damaging the fresh skin leaving a red mark behind, you can use a scissor to cut the dead skin off. The amount of peeling will vary from person to person. You must use the homecare products as directed.
Melasma Treatment Results
MELASMA TREATMENT PACKAGE$895
The treatment includes skin specific homecare products and a professional chemical peel. The peel process is fairly quick to do, it begins with thoroughly cleansing the skin, peel prep, 2 layers of peel application after which the peel is removed and the skin is hydrated. Please note there is some down time as your skin may shed or peel for a few days after the chemical peel. Please bring with you a hat with a wide rim and sunglasses to protect your skin when leaving. Book your phone consulation to see if this treatment is suitable for you.