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Melasma is a common skin concern for many women in Australia. Sometimes called ‘age spots’ these are brown to gray-brown discoloured patches on the face.
Melasma is commonly found on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin, and above the upper lip (can also look like a butterfly appearance )It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, such as the forearms and neck.
Melasma is a skin condition which is a result of hormonal pigmentation. It is commonly found in a symmetrical pattern on the face and has been predominantly witnessed in pregnant women. It can be identified as a patchy brown shadow on the face and sometimes on the forearms. The pigmentation is caused due to the excessive presence of melanin in the outermost layer or epidermis and the second layer or dermis of the skin. It is stimulated by oestrogen and UV exposure. It is rarely seen in men and is common among women. Experts state that people with an olive or dark complexion are more prone to this problem than fair-skinned people. It is further recommended to undergo the treatment from qualified therapists as any error can lead to aggravation of the condition. We, at Laser Skin Centre, take all the safety measures to ensure that you get the best possible treatment.
We utilise state of the art laser technology to absorb melanin from the epidermis and the dermis by targeting the damaged cells without affecting the outward appearance. The laser is effective in the removal of age spots that can become darker after the session and then completely fade by the final sitting. The treatment begins with a thorough examination of the client’s skin type and problem. Our qualified experts study your medical history and understand the cause of melasma. The treatment is then devised as per the individual needs and administered in a systematic manner. The laser allows the elimination of sun damaged and ageing cells and improves the production of collagen and elastin that brings back your healthy skin. The sessions depend on the area to be covered and the extent of pigmentation and have no down time.
Do not confuse freckles with melasma. It is advisable to consult an expert dermatologist who can diagnose melasma and check the depth of the pigmentation in the skin. Your skin condition will decide your treatment.
It typically occurs on the face, affecting the cheeks, forehead, upper lips, nose and sometimes the forearms.
A Picosecond is more efficient in fading the patch than Q-switched laser technology and is absolutely safe. However, you need to consult an expert for its administration.
The treatment plan depends on the individual and is provided by the therapist after the examination of the pigmentation. Usually, it takes around 4 to 8 sessions which are spaced four weeks away from one another.
When administered under the expert guidance of our therapists, the treatment does not cause any side-effects except some inflammation and redness. It subsides within a day or two after the treatment.