What is Melasma?
Most commonly, Melasma can be seen on the face, although it can also appear on the arms and back. Melasma can usually be seen on the forehead, upper lip, chin, or cheeks. Melasma can also appear as ‘macules’, which resembles freckles, as well as larger dark patches that have irregular borders.
Melasma symptoms include:
- Patches of dark, brown or greyish skin
- Enlarged Melanin Cells
- An increased amount of Melanin Cells
- Accumulation of elastic tissue
- An increased number of blood vessels in the face
Causes of Melasma
Melasma is not dangerous or painful but can be extremely troublesome. The exact cause of Melasma is not known but here are a few triggers:
- Internal Factors such as genetics, naturally darker skin, or hormonal changes
- External Factors include exposure to UV rays, skin inflammation, irritation from certain cosmetics, or certain medications
Pregnancy can also trigger various skin conditions. Likewise, melasma is also called the ‘mask of pregnancy
Do not get disheartened! At Influennz, we can definitely control (if not cure) your melasma the way you want. Since every skin is different, we first evaluate your skin and customize the treatment according to it. Few lifestyle modifications will also be required which will be emphasized on every visit. A combination of cocktail peels and lasers designed specifically for melasma comes to the rescue and gives you blemish-free skin that you have always dreamt of.
MELASMA TREATMENTS AVAILABLE AT INFLUENNZ
- Cocktail peels
- Cosmelan peel
- Instabrite laser
What are Cocktail Peels?
Cocktail peels are a combination of peels like TCA, mandelic, ferulic, glycolic, salicylic came into vogue. Cocktail peels are considered far better than the conventional ones as they give better results in fewer sessions with lesser side effects. It can also be combined with other treatments like microdermabrasion to enhance results.
What is Cosmelan Peel?
This is a 3-month treatment based on inhibition of tyrosinase, a basic enzyme in the skin pigment formation process. The treatment has a peeling effect that ultimately removes pigment patches on the face that were caused due to melasma. At the end of this treatment, you’ll achieve a refined skin texture and an even skin tone. This treatment is incredibly effective on Indian Skin which is rarely found in any of other skin lightening treatments. Absolute sun protection is necessary after the treatment as your skin is expected to peel for weeks post-treatment.
What is an Instabrite laser?
This procedure makes our skin look brighter and fairer. The pigment cells absorb energy and then are broken down by cells present in our body. There are 2 types of laser dedicated to melasma. The first one is Q Switch laser and the other one is a more advanced Pico Laser.
Influennz is proud to be the only clinic to have Pico Laser in town.
One requires up to 4-6 sessions of Instabrite Laser to get visible results. Maintenance is required every month. You might feel a pricking sensation during lasing but the procedure is completely painless. This procedure is also part of Triple Crown Facial, an exclusive treatment designed and patented by Influennz where 3 different procedures are combined together, hence the name triple crown facial.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a process to renew overall skin tone and texture. It is the least invasive process that enhances the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin-related conditions.
Pre & Post Treatment Care
The Melasma treatment might take a few weeks to show complete results, so it’s important that you take good care of the skin during the treatment. Since melasma can recur again, one should keep a few things in mind:
- In order to avoid Melasma, never avoid using sunscreen. Re-apply it in intervals of 3 to 4 hours. Try and avoid direct exposure to the sun at peak hours.
- Use Vitamin C-based lotions and creams to stimulate collagen.