Pigmentation / Melasma

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  • Pigmentation or brown spots on the skin are caused by a pigment called melanin. Melanin is a normal part of the skin, but certain factors can trigger its over release leading to undesired pigmentation.

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Melasma and pigmentation

Pigmentation or brown spots on the skin are caused by a pigment called melanin. Melanin is a normal part of the skin, but certain factors can trigger its over release leading to undesired pigmentation.

Another form of pigmentation is called melasma. Melasma is a chronic skin disorder that results in symmetrical, blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation. The cause of melasma is complex and it appears to be different to normal pigmentation so treatment options differ. There is a genetic predisposition to melasma.

Other pigmeneted lesions are often known as sun spots, liver spots or age spots.

Factors that trigger pigmantation and melasma:
Understanding what causes and triggers pigmentation is essential to its prevention both now and after any treatments, as it can recur.
The commonst causes are:

  • Sun exposure—this is the commonest cause and can be avoided by the application of sunscreen and seeking shade.
  • Pregnancy—in affected women, the pigment often fades a few months after delivery but it can remain permanently.
  • Hormone treatments—oral contraceptive pills containing oestrogen and/or progesterone, hormone replacement, intrauterine devices and implants are a factor in about a quarter of affected women.
  • Certain medications, scented or deodorant soaps, toiletries and cosmetics—these may cause a phototoxic reaction that triggers melasma, which may then persist long term.
  • Hypothyroidism (low levels of circulating thyroid hormone).

Treatment options for melasma and pigmentation
Treatment of pigmentation or melasma is complex and a thorough skin assessment that identifies the type and depth of pigmentation that you have, done by skilled professionals such as at Medical Skin Clinic Australia is essential. In the wrong hands pigment can get worse.
At Medical Skin Clinic Australia we can assess your skin and individualise a plan to help improve your pigmentation. Most plans are for the long term, as what you do at home and what your skin is exposed to in the future can have a huge influence on pigmentation and the longevity of any treatment you have. For most with pigmantation a home maintenance programme is essential.

Treatments required are all assessed on an individual basis and what suits one may not suit another. It is often possible that a combination of treatments are required to best treat the conditions concerned. At Medical Skin Clinic Australia we listen to your concerns and give you trusted advise of the options available to you and the best ways to prevent pigmentation recurring.

Treatments offered at Medical Skin Clinic to help improve pigmentation include but are not limited to:

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At Medical Skin Clinic Australia we aim to educate you on your skin and support you to ensure you make decisions you are happy with.

We listen to your concerns and answer any questions, ensuring you have a team dedicated to lifelong skin protection.

If you have a skin lesion you are concerned about or have a family history of skin cancer please call the clinic on 03 5261 6171 to arrange an appointment.
Skin is our Ardour. We are always happy to listen and help support your skin concerns. Skin is your confidence.

Let us protect it for you.

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GEELONG: Salon Euphoria, 1/84 Shannon Avenue, Geelong West, Vic 3218

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