Melasma is the development of blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation of the skin. Individual genetics and hormone levels, in combination with unprotected sun exposure can lead to an increased chance of developing melasma. Although this condition can affect anyone, women are most often affected by melasma. Pregnant women are particularly prone to the development of melasma, and are often referred to as having a “pregnancy mask.” It is most common in people who tan easily or have naturally brown skin (skin type 3-5).

ICLS offers a variety of options for treating melasma, which can include chemical peels, laser treatments and physician-grade skin care products. Derm–Eclat™/Dermamelan, a topical de–pigmentation procedure, is often recommended for melasma patients as it softens or eliminates mild to severe pigmentation, while helping to reveal the luminosity and tone of the skin. Similarly, Cosmelan is a new mask procedure that removes spots and prevents reappearance for a short-term outcome while also keeping pigmentation under control in the long term. These topical treatments are extremely versatile and adapt well to any skin type. SylfirmX is a radiofrequency micro needling laser treatment that has shown to be highly effective in minimizing pigmentation related to melasma and post-inflammatory pigmentation.

There is no treatment that will remove the melasma 100% as it can be slow to respond to treatment, especially if it has been present for a long time. Because melasma is mainly affected by hormones, this will likely be an on-going condition that should be maintained on a continual basis. Topical products for pigmentation are available on The Skin Store.

Before and After

Patient A 1 of 2
Pigmentation Treatment using Derm-Eclat

Patient A 2 of 2
Pigmentation Treatment using Derm-Eclat

Melasma

Patient C 1 of 2
Melasma treatment using Dermclat Mask

Patient C 2 of 2
Melasma treatment using Dermclat Mask

Patient D 1 of 2
Melasma Dermamelan Mask Treatment

Patient D 2 of 2
Melasma Dermamelan Mask Treatment

Photos are for educational purposes only.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will my Melasma come back after treatment?

    Daily use of sunscreen with a minimum 30 SPF and limiting sun exposure during peak hours can help keep an even skin tone year round. Because melasma is mainly affected by hormones, this will likely be an on-going condition that should be maintained on a continual basis.

     

  • What is the main cause of melasma?

    Individual genetics and hormone levels, in combination with unprotected sun exposure can lead to an increased chance of developing melasma. Although this condition can affect anyone, women are most often affected by melasma. Pregnant women are particularly prone to the development of melasma, and are often referred to as having a “pregnancy mask.”

  • How much does a Derm–Eclat/Dermamelan treatment cost?

    Pricing begins at $2,100. Contact ICLS to find out if this treatment is right for you.