Melasma is a common pigmentation disorder. It causes brown or grey patches to appear on the skin, mainly on the face. Women with darker skin tones, or those who are pregnant, are at greater risks of developing melasma.
Melasma can be triggered by oestrogen productions, either from pregnancy or the contraceptive pill, hormone replacement therapy, or natural spikes in oestrogen production. Melasma is commonly linked with Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS causes significant hormonal imbalances.
At Victorian Dermal Group, we always recommend seeking medical advice before booking laser skin therapies. If your doctor is confident that cosmetic laser treatments are the most suitable option for your PCOS-related melasma, we can help.
We'll create a tailored treatment plan involving the use of Mesoestetic Dermamelan-Cosmelan skin solution and/or our RevLite laser. Book your consultation today.
If you have situational melasma, from pregnancy or hormonal pills, you can reduce the appearance of your pigmentation. But it won't go away completely. We prescribe you topical skin products. If you do try to get rid of your melasma naturally, beware of unsubstantiated methods like bathing in apple cider vinegar.
Hyperpigmentation is a broad term which refers to acne scarring, sun damage, and other skin conditions which cause the darkening of the skin. Melasma is its own skin disorder. It's thought to be triggered by UV exposure and hormonal fluctuations, which is what distinguishes it from hyperpigmentation.
If you have melasma, harm reduction and prevention isn't just about wearing sunscreen. You'll also need to wear a hat, try to avoid direct sunlight from 11 am to 2 pm — and you'll need to wear SPF 50 or above.
It takes time. It'll take a minimum of at least three months to see visible effects. And the amount of time it takes to reduce the appearance of melasma will depend on which treatment route you're going to take.
We see ourselves as highly ethical clinicians. Every new client is required to attend an initial skin assessment so we can find out more about your medical history and any past treatments you've tried. And your consultation fee is redeemable on the cost of your treatment.
We won't perform a skin service unless your doctor has approved it, first. We're a results-driven skin clinic, and we've treated hundreds of clients with melasma pigmentation. Our laser technologies are cutting-edge, with proven efficacy.
Check out the transformation of some of our happy clients.
I went to the Kew location to have a consultation on the pigmentation in my skin, and I was thoroughly impressed by how professional and friendly the entire team is. I have started out with a chemical peel, and will be doing laser treatment in two weeks. Can't recommend the skincare professionals here enough!
I met Derya during my first consultation, and she did a full skin analysis of my face. She explained to me the different treatments that would improve my skin pigmentation and texture. She was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Looking forward to starting my treatment at the clinic.
All the staff were so friendly, welcoming and extremely professional. I love how down to earth everyone is, and it isn’t an uptight clinician feel when you walk in. I felt really relaxed and well informed and was appreciative that they don’t put you on the spot or force you into treatments.
Three days ago I had a RevLite laser treatment. It evens skin tone, boosts collagen production, manages melasma, tightens pores and removes fine hairs! It’s the best beauty treatment I know, and I feel amazing every time I have one.
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