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Concern: Melasma

Melasma can have a significant impact on your self-confidence. You may feel the need to cover up your skin whenever you leave the house. It may be the only thing you notice when you look in the mirror.

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This condition is not painful, but it’s still a source of self-consciousness and emotional discomfort. Melasma causes dark patches that typically appear on the face (the cheeks, forehead, and upper lip), making it highly visible. 

Even if you’ve been dealing with melasma for years, we can help. Our medical aesthetic services are tailored to your unique skin type. At our clinic, we’ll assess your melasma and develop a plan of action to lessen your symptoms. 

A consistent complexion is a consultation away. With our melasma treatments, we can transform your skin and reignite your confidence. 

Melasma: A Common Skin Condition

Melasma is a type of hyperpigmentation characterized by skin patches that are dark brown, tan, cool-toned, or grey. 

Sun exposure makes melasma worse, along with spicy foods and hormonal contraceptives.

If you want to prevent melasma from worsening, sun protection is key. UV rays damage the skin and trigger your body to produce more melanin. 

To avoid sun exposure, be sure to wear broad-spectrum sunscreen (and re-apply it every 2 hours), a wide-brimmed hat, and sun protective clothing.

Melasma is notoriously tough to get rid of. It doesn’t always go away on its own, and topical creams have minimal efficacy. Here’s the good news: If you’re looking for melasma treatment options, you’ve come to the right place.

Our Services for Melasma

Looking for the most effective ways to treat melasma? Even if your melasma is resistant to other treatments, we can help. At Spotless Laser Medical Aesthetics, we offer a variety of minimally-invasive procedures that restore your complexion. Our treatments include:

Chemical peels

Try a chemical peel to transform your complexion. We offer ZO Peels & Facials to completely restore the skin. This solution can penetrate deeper layers of the skin to target built-up melanin.

During this treatment, your esthetician will apply a chemical solution that deeply exfoliates the skin. This helps remove dead skin cells from the top layer of skin and stimulates new skin growth. 

As your skin regrows, your complexion will be more even-toned, smooth, and hydrated. Along with treating melasma, chemical peels are also effective for reducing acne scars and wrinkles.

Laser resurfacing treatments

At our medical clinic, we use a variety of gold-standard, industry-leading lasers. They include Pico Laser treatments, Clear & Brilliant Permea, and Nano (Q-switch) Nd:YAG treatments. We tailor your treatment based on your skin tone and concerns. 

With our laser resurfacing treatments, we target deeper layers of skin where the melanin lies. Creating micro-injuries in these areas kick-starts the body’s healing process and promotes the growth of new skin cells.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the latest treatment for melasma?

Microneedling is rising in popularity as a treatment option for melasma. Typically used to treat fine lines and scars, microneedling is another way that estheticians create micro-injuries to stimulate the healing process. Microneedling is particularly effective when used in combination with other treatments.

Which treatment is best for melasma?

Depending on your skin tone, the colour of the dark patches, the depth, and the affected area, the right treatment will vary. We’ll put together a melasma treatment plan to best address your skin concerns.

What can I expect from a melasma treatment?

All of our treatments are non-surgical, which means you’ll experience minimal downtime, discomfort, and side effects. 

Following your laser therapy or microneedling appointment, you may experience redness, swelling, and some bruising. After a chemical peel, your skin may flake off or feel itchy. This should clear up within a few days, at which point, your skin will feel smooth and soft again.

Your results will improve with subsequent treatments. During your consultation, we can put together a treatment plan to best address your skin concerns.

Who is at risk of melasma?

Melasma is more common among those with darker skin and pregnant women. 

Often referred to as “the mask of pregnancy”, melasma is especially common among pregnant women. Hormonal changes due to pregnancy or oral contraceptives can cause the skin to produce more melanin.

How common is melasma?

It’s a very common condition, estimated to affect 1% of the global population.