WHAT CAUSES MELASMA?
Melasma occurs when melanin (Dark Pigment) is produced in large quantities which groups together in patches on the skin, mainly on the face. Women are more at risk of developing melasma, compared to men. Triggers that have been identified include overexposure to the sun, hormonal changes and selected beauty products that cause skin irritation.
Pregnant women are also prone to developing melisma, also referred to as a pregnancy mask. (Chloasma)
There is an increased in hormones that trigger melanin production in the second and third trimesters, but it is believed that high levels of progesterone causes melasma as opposed to oestrogen.
HOW CAN IT BE TREATED?
Patches of melasma can appear as a patchy brown, tan colour, or blue-gray skin discoloration which can be treated by the Medik 8 skin care treatment line, reducing the colour gradually to give your skin a revitalised and fresh look.
Penetrating the skin’s surface, known as the epidermis, the Medik 8 System is suitable as it helps to correct the unsightliness that is caused by melasma by speeding up the production of newer skin cells to replace the old, damaged ones. You will experience a fresher and healthier complexion, with the melasma reducing after each skin cycle.
The system is a medically-based skin care programme that combines a series of products – cleanser, toner, skin lightener, exfoliate, and Retin-A.