What is Melasma?
Melasma is a skin condition where deep pigmentation is visible on the surface of the skin. It commonly becomes present during pregnancy aka “pregnancy mask”, while on birth control or by other hormonal issues. It can form in spots or large patches on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip, chin & nose. Melasma is a skin condition that cannot be reversed but can be maintained.
What is the Melasma Peel?
Melasma Peel is a specialized peel used to treat both Melasma and uneven skin tones. It is safe on all skin types. The peel (mask) is applied in office and left on for 6 to 10 hours; depending on skin type and depth of pigmentation. Once removed, you will follow with a home cream to complete the treatment.
How it works?
The key to this peel is the combined ingredients that slowly penetrate deep into the skin. This slow penetration protects the melanocytes (cells that produce color in the skin) from being over stimulated. Rather, it removes the surface pigmentation while suppressing the deeper pigmentation. Some peels, when applied, put off too much immediate heat, causing the melanocytes to over produce melanin, leaving your Melasma looking worse. This peel will also help with texture, fine lines, and will improve the luminosity of your skin.
What to expect?
24-48 hours following the application of the peel, you will be red and start to peel. The amount of peeling varies from person to person and can last 5-7 days. Our office is available via phone or email during your peeling process so you don’t have to ever peel alone.
Results will vary. Depending on skin type and the depth of the Melasma, you may need to do up to 3 peels consecutively; monthly. Maintenance to follow with 1-3 peels yearly. Most respond beautifully in one treatment. Aftercare products are highly recommended to maintain the results.
Picture taken after 1 melasma peel