Melasma Treatment


Many woman and men suffer from pigmented lesion that are difficult to manage with standard skin care and chemical peels. Melasma is the most difficult of all pigmentation to treat due to the many different triggers.

It’s not uncommon for people to take several years searching for an effective melasma treatment. At Eden Laser Clinics, we have years of experience to offer highly-effective options for treating melasma:

  • PicoWay Resolve: Mild Melasma
  • Cosmelan Professional Treatment: Severe Melasma

Melasma treatment at EdenTreating the increased pigmentation is not the difficult part of the condition. Lasers can fragment the melanin. The issue is that, commonly, laser treatments will stimulate the additional formation of pigment because of the heat.

The PicoWay is the latest generation Picosecond laser and the most appropriate treatment for Melasma because of the way the laser is generated with very little heat. The unique picosecond speed of the laser creates photo-acoustic energy to clear the melasma.

This means there is no heat to stimulate more melasma. Treatment protocol for melasma is based on the removal of the pigment first and then prevent the formation of new pigment. Treatment is effective for 80% of people with melasma including melasma in men.

Resolve is a breakthrough technology using a holographic fractionated laser. The holographic optics generates laser speed that is so fast that Laser Induced Optic Breakdown (LIOB) occurs. This triggers tissue repair in the dermis without damaging the epidermis. The pigmentation is removed gently by the body’s immune system.

See PicoWay Resolve for more information.

The Cosmelan peel is a professional depigmentation peel system. It is a two-phase process with the first step performed in the clinic. The Cosmelan 1 peel is applied to the face and left on for 8-12 hours. On the third day, the skin will have some extreme peeling.

After 7 days the second step using Cosmelan 2 is applied to prevent reoccurrence. This is a tyrosinase inhibitor, which works by sedating the production of excess melanin. Cosmelan is recommended for severe cases of melasma.

See Cosmelan Professional Treatment for more information.

If you already have an appointment booked at Eden Laser Clinics, you can easily add a free melasma treatment consultation to your booking. If you have never been to Eden Skin Clinic, you can either give us a call on  02 8020 5800 or click make an enquiry or book a free consultation online now.

Prices per treatmentSINGLE 
Hands/Fingers$300 $99

Cheeks$350 $149

Full Face$550 $329

Dec’olletege$550 $329

Upper Back$550 $329

Arms/Shoulders$650 $429

PicoWay Pigment Removal
PLUS Resolve Facial Rejuvenation (Face ONLY)
$1039 $599

Melasma Treatment – Before & After Photos



Standard pigmentation as a condition is treatable and prevention of reoccurrence is realistic. Melasma is more complicated and may require many attempts with different modalities.

It can take a very long time to find the right solution for the individual, as a solution that works for one person may not work with another. Once the condition is showing results, then an ongoing multi-step program is essential to manage reoccurrence. The person that has melasma should set their expectations and understand it can be a long and expensive road to manage this very difficult condition. The improvement can vary from slight to acceptable. Eden Laser Skin Clinics have specialists in skin management and will tailor a plan to suit your needs.

Medical grade lasers remove skin pigmentation by delivering specific wavelengths of laser light into the skin in very short bursts of picosecond pulses of energy, creating a shockwave that fragments the pigment and allows the body’s immune system to attack and eliminate the dispersed pigment. The body’s immune system removes the fragmented pigment.

The number of treatments required depends on the individual but minimum 4 treatments are required with 6 monthly maintenance. The melasma condition may come back if the underlying triggers are still present therefore the PicoWay treatment is a management solution.

There is no downtime or discomfort. You will have some redness like a light sunburn for 24 hours. The time between treatments at should be every 4 weeks.

The cost of your treatment will depend on many factors including the size of the melasma pigmentation area. To get a guide on price, please see the cost for melasma removal Sydney, alternatively you can book a free melasma treatment consultation to get personalised treatment information for melasma.

FREE POST CARE KIT when you purchase a package of 4 or more treatments

This treatment is currently only available at our Liverpool, Sans Souci & Hurstville clinics.

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