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 combination approach for treating melasma, which can include chemical peels, laser toning and physician-grade skin care products. Derm–Eclat™/Dermamelan 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. Derm–Eclat™/Dermamelan is a topical de–pigmentation procedure that is extremely versatile and adapts well to any skin type. 

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

Melasma

Pigmentation Sun Damage using Derm-Eclat

Pigmentation Sun Damage using Derm-Eclat

Pigmentation Sun Damage using Derm-Eclat

Pigmentation Sun Damage using Derm-Eclat

Pigmentation Damaged Skin

Pigmentation Damaged Skin

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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 $1,200. Contact ICLS to find out if this treatment is right for you.