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DERMATOLOGISTS AT CUTIS ARE EXPERTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF MELASMA WITH A SUCCESS RATE OF OVER 90%
Our program will significantly lighten your pigmentation with 3 simple steps.
1. Sun protection
2. Pigment correctors
3. Specialised nano, pico & fractional lasers
Melasma is a special form of pigmentation. It is due to Genetics, Hormones and UV exposure.
Melasma is harder to treat compared to normal sun or age related pigment. It is best managed by a specialist team of dermatologists and nurses.
With proper treatment lightening can be seen as early as 2 weeks.
Treatments start from $139
Nurse Consultations start from $49*
(redeemable with procedures)
ASK US ABOUT TREATING MELASMA
What is Melasma?
This special form of pigmentation is seen on exposed areas of the face, including the upper lip, cheeks and forehead. It affects one in ten women & is often seen after pregnancy (hence the name ‘mask of pregnancy’.
The Variations of Melasma include:
Mixed melasma: this is the most common type, involving deep & superficial pigmentation.
Epidermal or superficial melasma: is the easiest to treat & responds well to lasers & peels.
Dermal melasma: this form of pigmentation is harder to treat as it lies in the deeper layers of skin.
Rebound melasma: occurs when IPL or microneedling is performed. This type of melasma occurs after injury to the skin when wrong devices or settings are used.
Extra Facial melasma: this rare form of melasma can affect the jawline, neck and arms. It
can be more difficult to treat than facial pigmentation.
How do Specialists treat Melasma?
The very first step is to classify your type of Melasma including the depth of pigmentation. From there we tailor a de-pigmentation program based on your type of Melasma, your downtime and how quickly you would like to see improvement.
As a guide, we use:
Pigment correctors include tyrosinase inhibitors such as arbutin, retinol, retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, botanical extracts, Kojic & ascorbic acid.
Laser treatments such as nano, pico or fractional laser resurfacing.
Chemical peels including Dermamelan, Cosmelan, Retinoic Acid, & Alpha hydroxy acids
How is our success rate for treating Melasma?
We can improve Melasma in over 90% of cases. Resistant Melasma is seen in Dermal Melasma, Rebound Melasma (never try Micro-needling for Melasma), and in patients who have lots of UV radiation or infrared heat.
An accelerated Melasma program can markedly improve Melasma within 10 days using our bespoke peel program. Patients who have primarily epidermal Melasma are ideally suited for this form of treatment
Can you cure Melasma?
Nope! However we can treat, improve and manage Melasma effectively as well as place you on a Melasma maintenance program.
The natural history of Melasma is to improve over time. Remission can be expected with good sun protection and a simple skin care routine. Our dedicated team of specialist dermatologists, nurses and dermal therapists will guide you through the necessary steps to effectively treat your skin.