Pigmentation, Melasma & Sun Damage

Pigmentation, Melasma
& Sun Damage

What is it?

Unwanted pigmentation and melasma (a condition in which brown or grey patches appear on the face) can occur in people of all ages. Main causes are factors such as sun exposure, hormonal changes which we can see secondary to pregnancy, contraceptive pill, but also acne, acne scarring, skin care regime and some medications.

Hyperpigmentation refers to a skin condition where the skin is darkened or discoloured. It can be caused by excess sun exposure, or skin condition like acne, psoriasis or eczema. Sunlight, acne and skin rashes potentially stimulate melanocytes (pigment producing cells in the skin), to produce more pigment. It will then be pushes into lower layers of the skin, where it does not belong. The deeper the pigment, the more difficult treatment.

Women are more likely than men to develop melasma due to hormonal changes. Brown or grey patches appear more often on the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. Melasma often fades after pregnancy or after woman stops using hormonal treatment such as contraceptive pills. Pigmentation can be treated with topical prescription brightening agents, medical-grade skin care, chemical peels, laser and light-based therapies (photo-rejuvenation).

At NOVA Aesthetics and Women’s Health Medical Clinic, our trained medical staff will perform skin review of the lesion you are worried about, to make certain no further medical intervention needs to be done prior to your opted treatment.

An initial consultation with Medical doctor / Aesthetic physician is performed to determine the best approach to your skin condition, after which personalized treatment program can be formulated specially for your needs and best possible outcome.

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Pigmentation, Melasma
& Sun Damage

treatments

Pigmentation, Melasma
& Sun Damage

skin care

Topical agents that help reduce pigmentation include vitamin B3 products (Niacinamide), vitamin A products (Retinols) and special lightening agents such as plant extracts and peptides. Our trained medical staff is happy to discuss and demonstrate variety of cosmeceutical products offered in our Clinic. Please feel free to pop in for an advice.

Pigmentation, Melasma
& Sun Damage

CHEMICAL PEELS

Chemical peel is an application of a chemical solution onto your skin with aim to remove damaged outer layer of the skin. This treatment can help with management of pigmentation, uneven skin tone and texture, freckles and age spots, acne, scars as well as reducing appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving your skin glowing and fresh complexion.

Pigmentation can often be successfully treated with a series of chemical peels, usually between four to six treatments, performed every two to four weeks.

Pigmentation, Melasma
& Sun Damage

IPL Therapy

Photo-rejuvenation using IPL therapy is a non-invasive, non-ablative procedure and its excellent stand-alone treatment, but it can be combined with other therapies. To achieve optimal results, you may alternate series of your treatments with microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser treatment -“Laser Genesis” or injectables. Please keep in mind that the mainstay for keeping your results as best as possible and as long as possible is continuation of medical grade home skin care regime.

Pigmentation, Melasma
& Sun Damage

LASER GENESIS

Cutera’s signature treatment “Laser Genesis” will deliver noticeable results, without pain or downtime. During this procedure, you may feel mild warm feeling, without any major discomfort. After the treatment, mineral make up can be applied and you can go back to your daily activities. Most clients can see immediate results, with improvement in tone, texture and tightness, but multiple treatments are required to reach the full benefit of this effective and comfortable treatment. We usually recommend series of 4-6 treatments, performed 4 weeks apart.

Pigmentation, Melasma
& Sun Damage

Want to know more?

At NOVA Aesthetics and Women’s Health Medical Clinic, our trained medical staff will perform skin review of the lesion you are worried about, to make certain no medical intervention needs to be done prior to your opted treatment.

An initial consultation with Medical doctor / Aesthetic physician is performed to determine the best approach to your skin condition, so personalised treatment program can be formulated specially for your needs and best possible outcome.

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