Melasma treatment – Cosmelan

Melasma treatment – Cosmelan

Melasma – a common problem…

If you’ve noticed dark, brown-grey patches appearing on your face, then you may well be suffering with melasma. It’s a common skin pigmentation problem which, whilst unlikely to lead to any more serious condition, can still be visually upsetting to those dealing with it.

You’re more likely to be at risk from melasma, although not exclusively, if you’re a woman with a darker complexion who sees more of the sun than most. You may notice that the strength of discoloration intensifies in the summer and fades in winter.

The causes aren’t well understood, but melasma is often linked to hormonal changes, which is why women taking oral contraception or undergoing hormone therapy may notice the tell-tale patches appearing, but it may also be connected to stress or even thyroid imbalances. It’s common with pregnant women too, when it often goes by the name ‘pregnancy mask’. If you are pregnant though, you will need to wait until afterwards to receive this treatment.

Melasma treatment - Cosmelan

…With an effective solution

Whatever the specific causes of your melasma, Dundrum Clinic is here to help. We use the Cosmelan system which works safely and effectively to improve your skin pigmentation on whichever part of your face or body is affected. So you no longer need to feel embarrassed by skin discoloration.

For more information about our melasma treatment, get in touch with our fully trained practitioners. A professional, initial consultation costs just €20 – refunded in full should you choose to take up treatment here at Dundrum Clinic.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes melasma?Expand

Melasma appears more often in people with darker, rather than fair, skin. It’s commonly associated with hormonal fluctuation, particularly oestrogen and progesterone, hence why it occurs in pregnant women and in women taking oral contraceptives or undergoing hormone therapy. It has also been associated with stress and thyroid disease. Over-exposure to the sun can trigger melasma too.How does melasma treatment work?Expand

We begin by ensuring the correct diagnosis. Then the skin is prepared for the treatment and we apply the appropriate Cosmelan product over the affected area. The treatment cream is brown in colour and must be worn on the skin for six to eight hours as advised by your therapist.

After this, the patient is given a melasma treatment pack with clear instructions on how to continue treatment at home over a seven-month period.Are there any side effects with melasma treatment?Expand

There may be slight cases of stinging, burning, redness or tightness. These will be temporary and can be managed. Pregnant women should first discuss the treatment with our trained therapists to identify any other potential side effects for them.How much does melasma treatment cost?Expand

The total cost is €560 including consultation, skin analysis, application of peel, four to six weeks supply of aftercare cream, and one further update in six weeks. To achieve optimum results, the recommended products must be used at home for the next seven months.

Dermalen is an advanced peel type, and costs €780.

For more information, get in touch with us to book your professional, fully refundable, €20 initial consultation today.What can I expect after melasma treatment?Expand

During the first week post-treatment, your skin will start to peel. You may also experience redness and/or tightness. These are temporary and usually pass quickly.

Results are progressive and will begin to show a week after starting the treatment. However, the complete treatment period is seven months, and continued homecare is a necessary part of the programme. Assuming all guidance is followed, a significant pigmentation reduction is usual achieved.

A high SPF sunscreen should be used after treatment and sun bathing is not recommended in order to maintain the results. Book This Treatment Call us 01 2166 778