Melasma (also known as ‘pregnancy mask’) is pigmentation of the face that affects 30% of women though it’s not entirely clear why and how it occurs.
It’s thought that a combination of genetics, sun exposure, female hormones and pregnancy causes melasma and it can affect all areas of the face and hands.
Resurfacing facials and peels are widely considered as an effective non-surgical means of treating varying degrees of melasma, restoring smooth and even-looking skin tone and texture.
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During an initial consultation, we will examine your skin and ask you about your general health. We will also listen to your expectations of treatment and create a tailored plan to address your concerns.
Advanced cosmetic peels are applied to the top layers of your skin and (as the name suggests) induce peeling, to trigger the removal of unwanted melanin. This allows for the growth of healthy skin to take its place, with the new skin cells being free of excess melanin.
Resurfacing facials leverage the effects of a cosmetic peel, cleansing and brightening the new skin that has come through.
The medical aesthetics doctor will identify the optimal peel, depending on your skin type and how affected it is.
Post-treatment, your skin will benefit in the following ways:
- Even skin tone: by eradicating signs of melasma, your skin will appear more uniform in tone.
- Healthier-looking skin: in some cases, a person’s facial structure can exacerbate melasma and give an unhealthy and fatigued appearance to the skin. Addressing this re-invigorates your whole face.
- Better skin texture: any lumps and bumps are smoothened out as a result of treatment, giving your skin an even texture.
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Frequently Asked Questions
There may be some redness in the days after treatment but this will be painless.
Your will notice a difference immediately after treatment. The time it takes to see the full effects will depend on how mild or severe the melasma is.
Limiting sun and UV exposure by wearing a hat and applying sun cream with a high SPF post-treatment will help to keep melasma at bay in the long-term.