Melasma, also called ‘chloasma’ and ‘pregnancy mask’, is a common skin condition of adults in which brown or greyish patches of pigmentation (colour) develop, usually on the face.
Birth control pills, pregnancy, and hormone therapy can all trigger melasma. Stress and thyroid disease are also thought to be causes of melasma. Additionally, sun exposure can cause melasma because ultraviolet rays affect the cells that control pigment.
Melasma isn’t harmful, meaning there’s no need to worry about it affecting your overall health, however, it can be unsightly, giving a blotchy/ruddy appearance to the skin.
Melasma is a form of pigmentation, however, it has to be treated differently to pigmentation caused by sun damage.
At Samantha Ward Aesthetics, we use the Clearlift 4D Laser treatment to treat melasma.
A consultation is required with Samantha to establish which type of pigmentation you have before any treatment commences.
FROM £75TREATMENT PRICES
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on the severity of your melasma condition. You can expect to have between 3-6 treatments.
Is Clearlift 4D painful?
Not at all, no anesthetic is needed.
What will I look like after the treatment?
Normal, make up can be applied straight after too. In some cases, clients will experience tiny red dots in the area that's been treated, this is normal, easily covered with make up and subsides after 24 hours.