Have you noticed dark patches of pigmentation on your face since taking the contraceptive pill, or during pregnancy? It could be melasma. This common skin condition is often triggered by hormones and shows as darker patches of pigmentation on the face – on the upper lip, cheeks, chin, bridge of the nose and the forehead.
If you have melasma, the great news is that you can see results in just a few treatments using the PicoWay. Unlike traditional (heat producing) lasers, the PicoWay laser works at picosecond speed – a trillionth of a second, making it the world’s fastest laser to give you fast and noticeable results. The PicoWay is safe to use on all skin tones and it produces minimal heat which makes it ideal for melasma treatment as this common skin condition worsens with heat.
MELASMA – TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
1. Melasma is sensitive to heat
Sun exposure, IPL treatment, heat producing laser, saunas or hot showers have the ability to exacerbate the condition.
2. It typically appears during hormonal changes
Referred to as “the mask of pregnancy,” it is frequently seen during pregnancy and can improve after pregnancy. The contraceptive pill is known to be a trigger.
3. Sun exposure can bring it on
It is more common in people who live in sunny climates and who have a darker skin tone. Wearing sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat is a must.
4. You can see noticeable results in 3-4 treatments with the PicoWay
Detail Smoother Skin Clinic take a holistic approach to melisma management and prescribe a combination of skin peel and PicoWay laser treatment to treat all symptoms.
5. A holistic approach will achieve better and longer term results
A multi-step approach will ensure better and longer-term results. The management of this skin condition requires a tailored treatment plan based on your particular skin type and symptoms.
Melasma has no other symptoms or side effects other than its appearance on the skin and it won’t lead to another condition, however it can make you feel self conscious. If you are tired of trying to cover up your patchy pigmentation, then the skin experts at Detail Smoother Skin Clinic have the experience and the leading technology to help you on your way to a better complexion.
We offer a complimentary consultation where we analyse your skin and discuss with you a treatment plan that will involve skin peels and laser treatment with the PicoWay.
As mentioned, melasma is sensitive to heat, therefore any kind of treatment that produces heat will stimulate the condition rather than improve it. The PicoWay is different to other lasers as it uses photo-acoustic energy to shatter the pigment into tiny particles which your immune system then clears away.
For fast, safe and effective melasma management with noticeable results in just a few treatments, come in and see the skin experts at Eden Laser Clinic for a free consultation. We offer personalised skin care strategies to treat your skin concerns. During your free consultation we will discuss with you how many treatments are needed, a written quote with cost and specific information you will need to follow before, during and after your treatment.