The Problem

Melasma is a skin condition that causes brown spots to appear on the face, and, though it’s not dangerous, it can be very distressing and can seriously affect self confidence.

Melasma is most common in women between the ages of 20 and 40 and usually affects the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead and upper lip. It is most often caused by the hormonal changes or fluctuations that occur during pregnancy, though it can happen at any time. These hormones mean that dark patches are more likely to develop when your skin is exposed to sunlight. Ultra violet light and even strong light from light bulbs can also stimulate this dark pigmentation, and it is more prevalent in dark-skinned races, particularly Hispanic, Asian, Indian and people from the Middle East and Northern Africa. Only 10% of Melasma sufferers are men.

The Problem

Melasma is a skin condition that causes brown spots to appear on the face, and, though it’s not dangerous, it can be very distressing and can seriously affect self confidence.

Melasma Treatments

One of the most effective treatments we offer for Melasma is the Obagi Nu-Derm System, which is a complete skin care system specifically formulated to transform troubled and ageing skin.

Chemical Peels can also be an effective treatment for Melasma and our medical team have lots of qualifications and experience in delivering safe and effective peels for patients.

Should you wish to see a Dermatologist, you can arrange an appointment with our Consultant Dermatologist for advice and treatment plan.

Downtime

Depending on how quickly your skin heals, you may need to take a day or two at home, however most people will be able to get back to normal activities straight away.

Melasma treatments start at £200, but depend on the type of treatment required. You can arrange a consultation with one of our qualified therapists to discuss the best laser or peel treatment for you.

Alternatively, you can arrange to see our Consultant Dermatologist for an evaluation of your skin and a bespoke treatment plan. The cost of the consultation is £200.

‘Marie Narsoomamode was really helpful and gave me great advice regarding melasma and the option of treatment.  Reception (Carly) were really friendly and helpful – I had a great visit, I’m sure I will be back’ *

London - February 2016

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