SKIN’s Melasma Treatment Program
Melasma is a chronic skin condition which causes areas of brown to grey pigmentation on the face. When present in pregnant women, it is known as chloasma or “the mask of pregnancy”. Melasma commonly affects the cheeks, forehead, upper lip, nose and chin, often in symmetrical patterns. Melasma can affect both men and women, but is more commonly found in women and individuals with darker, tanned skin, living in environments with intense sun exposure. The exact cause of melasma is unknown but there are several factors that contribute to it such as sun exposure, pregnancy, changes in hormones, and occasionally some cosmetics. There is currently no cure for melasma, however, SKIN MediSpa’s Melasma Treatment Program contains many treatments that help to improve its appearance.
A SKIN specialist will review previous and current skin care, perform a detailed skin analysis, and discuss general health history before recommending a customized treatment program.
SKIN’s Prescription Medications are advised in consultation following a thorough medical history and examination. Specially formulated creams with hydroquinone and retinoic acid may be prescribed.
SKIN’s Medical Grade Products are customized daily regimens for home care of your skin to maximize treatment results and maintain healthy skin.
SKIN’s Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)/Radio Frequency Treatment incorporates intense pulse light and radio frequency energies to reduce red and brown spots, hyperpigmentation, broken blood vessels, melasma and discolouration of the skin resulting from sun damage, age, and rosacea. Options include Renew™ and Icon MAXG™and MAXYs ™ IPL Laser.
SKIN’s Epidermal Face and Body Peels contain a unique blend of lactic acid, kojic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, enzymes and other nutrients. These combinations cause the upper layer of the epidermis to slough off over the course of several days post treatment. These powerful yet non-damaging peels, can take years off aging skin by help to fight the effects of time, sun damage, and environmental assaults.
Patients will notice improvement in the pigmentation of their skin and significant lightening of the treated areas.
As individual programs will vary from client to client, the associated cost will vary as well. However, a quote will be provided during the initial assessment process.
Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM), derived from your own blood, is a revolutionary new product and procedure that can be used to improve the signs of melasma by stimulating cell growth and collagen production.