Melasma manifests usually in appearance of the dark, irregular patches located on the upper cheek, nose, lips, upper lip, and forehead. These patches often develop gradually over time. Melasma does not cause any other symptoms beyond the cosmetic discoloration. Sometimes it disappears with no traces on its own after giving birth or stopping the oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy. After years of research and trials we narrowed down several treatment that people responded very good and had great results after.
After years of searching for the ultimate treatment for melasma we came up with a unique combination of active ingredient and delivery in order to get maximum results in short period of time. We combine Microneedling, Cosmelan MD and Obagi NuDerm System to treat even stubborn melasma that previously would not respond to other treatments.
When you have a single or a multiple spots on your face, hands, legs and arms (that are not related to melasma) best way to start treating them with the Laser Spot Removal Treatment with Alexandrie 755 laser follow up with a Chemical Peel, or Fraxtional Laser Treatment such as Fraxel laser or Clear and Brilliant. Some stubborn lesions can be finished with TCA (trichloroacetic acid) if your skin type allows.
Some patient had success with taking some supplements to their skincare treatment and regimen to keep melasma at bay. Here are some of those.
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) - MSM is a form of sulphur, which is vital for collagen production, keratin and elastin cells in the skin.
Pycnogenol - natural antioxidant derived from Pine Bark extract of Pinus maritima.
Milk Thistle - Common herb that stimulates bile production, helps liver and kidney function, repairs damage liver tissue. Essential for body detox and liver cleanse. Helps with weight loss stimulating body metabolism and reducing water retention.
Vitex (fruit of the chaste tree) - widely used to promote overall health and balance in a woman's cycle
Historically, melasma was considered a disorder of hyperpigmentation in women who were experiencing hormonal changes. Today, we know it is more complicated than that. While we have yet to find the exact cause, current theories suggest that hormones, UV exposure and genetics are all major influencers of the disorder.