Melasma is a common skin condition, often manifesting as brown or grey-brown patches on the face. At Continental Skin Clinic, we aim to help you understand the condition, and explore our treatments for melasma to achieve a flawless complexion.


What is Melasma?

Melasma characterises itself with the development of brown or grey-brown patches on the face. These patches typically appear on sun-exposed areas of the face, such as the cheeks, forehead, chin, and upper lip.

Women, particularly those with darker skin tones, often become prone to melasma, notably during pregnancy or while using birth control pills.

Despite posing no health risks, melasma significantly impacts self-esteem and confidence, and at Continental Skin Clinic, we understand how this can affect our daily lives.

Causes of Melasma

     Sun Exposure:

    • UV rays stimulate the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color. Prolonged exposure can exacerbate melasma.

     Genetic Predisposition:

    • An individual’s susceptibility to melasma may increase if they have a family history of the condition.

     Hormonal Factors:

    • Pregnancy: Melasma is commonly known as the “mask of pregnancy” because it often occurs in pregnant women due to hormonal changes.
    • Birth Control Pills: Hormonal fluctuations caused by oral contraceptives can trigger melasma.
    • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Postmenopausal women undergoing HRT may also be at risk.

How to Prevent Melasma

     Hormonal Management:

    • If hormonal factors trigger your melasma, consult with a healthcare professional to explore alternative contraceptive methods or hormonal therapies.

     Sun Protection:

    • Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF daily, even on cloudy days.
    • Wear wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses to shield your face from direct sunlight.

     Avoiding Triggers:

    • Identify and minimize exposure to factors that may exacerbate your melasma, such as certain skincare products or medications.

How We Can Help


     The Best Treatment for Melasma: 

      This would be our Cosmelan Peel- click here to find out more!


Removal Techniques:

  • Microdermabrasion: is a non-invasive treatment that involves exfoliating the skin, which helps remove the top layer of the skin to improve melasma. However, dramatic results are not generally seen or expected after one or two treatments, so more may be required depending on the individual.
  • Fractional Microneedling RF: this is a process where the skin is repeatedly punctured with tiny needles. This helps medical creams penetrate deeper into the skin to provide a solution and treat melasma and other forms of pigmentation.
  • Chemical peels: involve applying an acidic solution that breaks down the top layer of skin and exfoliates the skin by removing the dead skin cells
  • Laser Toning: SPECTRA XT is the only FDA-cleared laser on the market to treat melasma. This treatment offers many benefits over traditional resurfacing methods.


Contact Us to Say Goodbye to Melasma:

These removal techniques can also increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight. Anyone who has undergone one of these procedures should take extra precautions in the sun and consult with our specialists on which products to continue using.

You can use any of our procedures standalone or combined in a personalised treatment plan for this concern, depending on the skin state and area of concern. However, keep in mind that we can only choose a finalised treatment plan for the best result after a face-to-face assessment.

If you need more information, click on one of the treatment boxes below to learn more about how they work.

Consequently, if you feel like coming into our clinic and getting first-hand information from our trained aesthetic practitioners, simply call us, text us on WhatsApp, or fill out a consultation form. We will be more than happy to help!

Treatments for Melasma

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Chemical Peels

A chemical peel uses an acidic solution that breaks down the top layer of skin and exfoliates the skin by removing the dead skin cells.

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Cosmelan Peel

The Cosmelan peel regulates the overproduction of melanin to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation by using a combination of in-clinic peels and high-strength home care products to achieve a brighter, more even complexion.

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Facial Treatments

Having regular treatments and care keeps your skin in the best condition possible and is key for maintaining youthful and healthier skin.

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IPL Skin Rejuvenation

IPL skin rejuvenation is a non-invasive skincare procedure that uses high-powered pulses of light to improve the appearance of the skin.

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Laser Toning

SPECTRA XT is the only Laser on the market FDA cleared to treat melasma. This treatment offers many benefits over traditional resurfacing methods.

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Skin Boosters

For intense skin hydration, skin laxity, all-round glow and suppleness, look no further than our injectable skin boosters (mesotherapy).

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We offer multiple options such as IPL, chemical peels, and laser toning to help treat your concerns. We recommend booking a consultation to find the most suitable treatment for you.

Skin pigmentation occurs when melanocytes, cells that produce melanin, the substance that gives skin its color, behave abnormally. Skin with too much melanin is called hyperpigmented skin, while skin with too little melanin is called hypopigmented skin.

All skin pigmentation is different, so results will vary depending on the type of pigmentation being treated. But we always recommend a series of treatments to ensure the best results.

Yes! Here at Continental Skin Clinic we offer various treatment options to treat the pigmentation concerns of all skin types.

Depending on the treatment you undergo, side effects range from redness to skin peeling. But no matter what the side effects are, our therapists will be able to thoroughly guide you accordingly. We are available to message on WhatsApp, where our team will ensure we get back to you within 5 minutes during opening hours.

The amount of sessions that are needed depend on your desired outcome and current condition of your skin.

Any area of the body and face can be treated for skin pigmentation. However, different areas may require different treatments. A consultation will determine the best options for your skin pigmentation concerns.

Depending on the treatment, downtime can be nonexistent, or a few days.

Yes, we always recommend a combination of treatments to target multiple skin concerns at once. This way you can achieve a more flawless-looking complexion all over!

Because skin pigmentation my occur from different causes, results can either be permanent, or long lasting. Our aesthetic team will determine the cause of your skin pigmentation so you can know what to expect after treatment.

We offer glutathione injections f0r skin pigmentation. Glutathione is an antioxidant which the body produces naturally, and when it is boosted can lead to improvement in skin complexion and tone.

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