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Skin Pigmentation Removal and Melasma

is skin pigmentation, melasma or freckles causing you anxiety?

Pigmentation issues are quite common, but definitely treatable using our advanced laser technology

Don’t suffer from embarrassment or try to continuously hide your dark spots with make-up. It’s time to start feeling comfortable again and regain the way that you use to look before skin pigmentation issues put that dark spot on your appearance. The struggle is over as our laser skin treatments can treat any skin type and recovery is very fast. About Face Brisbane can help you get back confidence in your own skin.

What is Melasma?

Melasma, also known as chloasma, is the result of an increase in the production of melanin (brown pigment) within the skin.  The condition is characterised by dark pigment with well-defined borders, generally found on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and nose.  Many factors can contribute to this condition including pregnancy, hormones, medication, genetics and sun exposure.  Melasma is a benign, chronic skin condition without a known cure.

How do you reduce or remove Skin Pigmentation and Melasma (Chloasma)

Due to the advancement in safe laser skin treatments, this condition can be managed. The first step of the treatment is performed with low-level settings on our Medlite C6 Laser. The laser light enters deep into the skin causing a warming effect that shatters the pigmentation.  This unique process also generates the formation of collagen and elastin within this dermal layer. The KTP 532nm Laser is used following to help reduce superficial pigmentation and any small blood vessels of the skin.  The results show an improvement in skin texture, tone and pigmentation.

How many treatments will I need?

Generally, several treatments will be required.  As this condition has many influencing factors a consultant with Dr Campey would be required to determine accurately how many treatments you will need.  Complete avoidance of sun exposure and wearing of a sunblock is paramount in treating Melasma or any type of skin pigmentation.

What treatments can I combine with Laser skin procedures?

  • Topical depigmenting serums or creams, such as hydroquinone (HQ) either in over-the-counter 2% or via prescription at 4% strength. This chemical inhibits tyrosinase, which is an enzyme that aids in the production of melanin in the skin.
  • Tretinoin, (Retrieve Vitamin A) an acid which increases the skin cell turnover. This treatment cannot be used during pregnancy.
  • A series of Chemical peels.

Skin Pigment is a bothersome problem for so many people and is largely a result of a lifetime of sun exposure. About Face Brisbane can safely and effectively treat any size or shape of pigmentation mark by combining a variety of treatments which are specifically designed for you.

For information on the prices for this treatment, you can visit our price guide page.