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Melasma / Chloasma

Melasma and chloasma are terms given to discolouration or staining of the skin.  Melasma is particularly common in women, especially pregnant women and is often referred to as the mask of pregnancy. It is also common with women that are taking oral or patch contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medications. It is also prevalent in men and women of Native American descent (on the forearms) and in men and women of German/Russian and Jewish descent (on the face).

This pigmentation disorder generally does not respond well with Laser treatments but is better managed using the Obagi skin care system of prescription only skin preparations.


Available Treatments

Chemical Peels

Chemical peeling is an extremely valuable technique to achieve optimum skin health and correct many skin problems.

IPL Photorejuvenation

IPL Photorejuvenation can target different structures including hair, blood vessels and sun-damage by pulsing different wavelengths of light into the skin.

Obagi Medical Skin Care

With prescription only topical medication and anti oxidants in combination with diet and lifestyle advise a beautiful flawless skin can be achieved.