Treatment for Hyper-Pigmentation
Brown patches or skin discolorations (also known as melasma, chloasma or hyper-pigmentation) are a consequence of many factors, including; sun exposure, ageing, hormonal fluctuation due to pregnancy or menopause and trauma to the skin such as acne. Dermamelan is a highly effective treatment designed to lighten the discolouration and provide a smooth, even appearance to the skin.
Dermamelan Treatment consists of two phases. It is imperative that both be used according to the following directions to achieve complete success. Phase 1 is applied in clinic, and adjusted according to the individual’s skin type and tone.
Phase 2 is a maintenance product used at home following the professional treatment.
What Is Dermamelan?
Dermamelan Depigmentation treatment’s principal action is the reduction of discoloured patches of melanin on the face, neck, chest, hands or body.
What is Melanin?
In humans, melanin is the primary determinant of skin color. It is also found in hair, the iris of the eye, and various other areas of the body such as the brain. The melanin in the skin is produced by melanocytes, which are found in the basal, or bottom layer of the epidermis.
How does Dermamelan Depigmentation work?
Dermamelan is what is known as a Tyrosinase Inhibitor, meaning it acts on an enzyme that is integral to the production of melanin. Thus, it blocks and can even invert this process.
What are the advantages of the Dermamelan treatment?
As well as being extraordinarily effective compared to other available treatments, Dermamelan offers several other major advantages over other depigmenting treatments:
- – Very effective for all types of hyper-pigmentation, especially deep and severe Melasma or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation PIH
- – Effective for pigmentation that has failed to resolve after traditional skin lightening products or other lightening peels.
- – Very rapid and easy depigmenting action. Results visable within a week of the professional treatment.
- – Compatible with ALL skin types, including afro-carribean, indian and asian skins. (Fitzpatrick I – VI)
- – Light peeling effect
- – Rejuvenates the skin
- – Treatment can be used all year round
- – Beneficial for acne patients
- – Does not contain Hydroquinone or TCA
- – Highly safe
What results can be expected from a Dermamelan Depigmentation treatment?
Most often, this treatments yields results within a week after the professional treatment, with continued improvement for a month. Most people are excited and very happy with the results at this stage. After one month, it will be clear whether a second peel is desired by the patient. But for the majority of people, this is not necessary.
Added benefits include plump, hydrated skin and a general rejuvenation of the surface of the skin.
What conditions can be treated with Dermamelan Depigmentation?
Dermamelan works by blocking the enzymatic process involved in the creation of hyperpigmentation. It works for:
- – Melasma / Chloasma
- – Brown Spots
- – Blotchy Skin
- – Hyperpigmentation and discoloured spots from acne
- – Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- – Hyperpigmentation post-laser and post-peel
What precautions must be undertaken before proceeding with Dermamelan?
Please inform us if you have undergone any previous treatments, especially with glycolic acid. If confirmed, any treatment, especially Glycolic Acid, must be eliminated at least one week prior to commencing Dermamelan Depigmentation treatment.
The Dermamelan Depigmentation treatment initiated at the medical office must be continued at home, on a daily basis, according to the guidelines indicated. The treatment must not be interrupted under any circumstances, during the whole time prescribed. It is completely forbidden to combine the Dermamelan Depigmentation treatment with other depigmentation treatments, as the appearance of undesired effects cannot be guaranteed.
Follow-up visits are recommended at 1 week post treatment, 2 weeks post treatment and 1 month post treatment.