WHAT IS IT? WHAT ARE CAUSES/ SYMPTOMS AND/OR SIGNS?
Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin of women 20-50 years of age. It is uncommon in males. It is thought to be primarily related to external sun exposure, external hormones like birth control pills, and internal hormonal changes as seen in pregnancy. Most people with melasma have a history of daily or intermittent sun exposure, although heat is also suspected to be an underlying factor. Melasma is most common among pregnant women, especially those of Latin and Asian descent. People with olive or darker skin, like Hispanic, Asian and Middle Eastern individuals, have higher incidences of Melasma. Melasma is not curable, however, it can be controlled.
SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Melanin inhibitors, Retinol A.
Chemical Peels are an exceptional choice for the treatment of hyperpigmentation. Sublime 571 offers many different types of peels that that are specifically formulated to help even out the overall skin tone, treat hyperpigmintation, fine lines and wrinkles, while leaving the skin hydrated.
The Sublime Approach
Before any treatment commences an initial consultation is required. This is a half an hour appointment. Antiwrinkle injections can be included in this time. Your medical history and skin concerns will be assessed. It is an opportunity for your questions to be answered. Together we discuss a suitable treatment plan. You are under no obligations to undergo treatment then and there, you may wish to have a think about it first, and book in for treatment later.